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Pagan Osborne helps St Andrews’ students get ahead of the game

With six months to go until the new academic year begins, Pagan Osborne has secured rentals for all of its student properties in St Andrews.

Taking an alternative approach to students camping out in all weathers – and queuing for hours outside their property shop - to secure housing, legal, financial and property company, Pagan Osborne has invested significant resources into matching students with properties in the University town.

The firm started the process in December and by the beginning of March had confirmed and finalised all of its student letting agreements. In previous years, this was typically completed in June and just before the students finished for the summer.

As part of the process, Pagan Osborne confirmed available properties with landlords, interviewed their students, arranged viewings, presented a seminar on the legal requirements of the letting agreement and signed all contracts with students.

Linda Black, Property Sales Manager and Head of Property Lettings (Fife) for Pagan Osborne, said:

 “For many, this is their first experience of taking on responsibility for a property which is why we’ve reviewed and improved our letting services to ensure our students have all the information and support they need, to feel comfortable with the process.

“Our new approach includes seminars which cover every detail of the lease to make sure the tenants understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants, together with advice on subjects like setting up accounts with utilities companies and managing joint household expenses.”

 She added:

 “We’ve had an extremely positive response from the students, who have appreciated us taking the time to support them and to make this as seamless and stress free as possible.”
 
Student Henry Stanislaw, 23, has rented the same flat in St Andrews for the past three years. It is a flat he considers himself lucky to have and has been determined not to let it go.

He said:

“There is such competition for student properties in St Andrews, we were really lucky to get the flat we’re in. It’s a beautiful flat and feels just like home.”

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