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Heading Off To University?

A-level results were released today and the Scottish Higher results were released last week! We hope you got the results you wanted and you're now one step closer to your ideal course at University! However, University life can have many hidden costs and after fees and books the next biggest cost will be accommodation!

With rent increasingly rising in University towns - at a 4.3% incline since last year (£63.50 per week average) according to a report compiled by - student finances are back in the spotlight this week.

With the new academic year fast approaching you should turn your attentions towards your finances. We recommend that you should write a weekly budget to cover your rent, bills, food, travel and university costs. As graduates (yes, we were students once!) the best piece of advice we can offer is to always make sure you are aware of where your money is going - keeping a close eye on your incoming and outgoing expenses. This will help reduce the risk of you falling into debt!

Next you need to think about what belongings you will be taking into your accommodation with you. Take some time to total this up now. Why not contact our friendly Insurance Team to get a copy of our easy to use Tenant Contents Calculator?

Surprising how much your belongings are worth, isn't it? With many people failing to realise the true worth of their belongings and thinking that they do not require any sort of insurance, they could be in for a shock if their belongings are stolen, lost or damaged in some way. You're on a tight budget, how are you going to replace everything?

If you are renting accommodation then you should strongly consider having tenants contents insurance in place; purchasing a policy is an unwelcome cost at the time but have you considered the cost of not having a policy in place?

Leaseguard can provide you with a no obligation quote! Call our expert, friendly Insurance Team today on 0845 345 0315 or email them at

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Posted By Admin on Thursday, August 18, 2011 | Type: Blog

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