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A student's guide - your responsibilities
When it comes to looking after your shared accommodation, take a common sense approach. You are expected to take good care of your flat and all common areas, as if it were your own, and be considerate of your neighbours.
Care for your flat
Keep it tidy: You should maintain good, basic levels of cleanliness and hygiene. You never know when a housemate's mother might turn up to see how you are all living!
Keep it safe: Candles should not be used. NO smoking. Smoke and other alarms should be tested regularly.
Keep it working: When it comes to maintenance use your common sense. You can change a light bulb yourself! However any signiﬁcant breakages should be reported to our maintenance team immediately. There is a 24/7 maintenance service available for emergencies only. Don't attempt any gas, electrical or plumbing repairs.
Keep it green: Be aware of your council's waste and recycling services and use them. To ﬁnd out about collection times use the contact number provided.
Did you know: The HMO repairing standards cover your accommodation. This means that it should meet certain minimum standards and that any repairs that are the responsibility of the landlord must be carried out within a reasonable time.
Be a good neighbour
Remember that there are other people living around you - most likely families with young children or people who have to get up early for work. Be a considerate and helpful neighbour and keep the following advice in mind.
Your Flat is HMO compliant and antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated by your neighbours or your Landlord. We want you to enjoying living in your property without complaints. Please take note of the following:
Common stair: Please don't clog up stairs with bikes or other items. Keep all common areas clear, tidy and safe. If there is a stair cleaning rota you will be expected to take your turn or pay accordingly.
Rubbish: Please call the Council and ﬁnd out your rubbish collection day. Bags should not be left out overnight.
Noise: Excessive noise won't be tolerated. The Council's night noise teams work with the police and will conﬁscate stereos if necessary. There can be severe penalties to you and your Landlord if too many complaints are received. Please be considerate in stairwells, don't bang doors or use your washing machine between 9pm and 9am.
If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about renting a student flat in Edinburgh or Glasgow through Rettie & Co, please get in touch with our team.