When it comes to Newcastle, it really is a city that has it all, from top notch cuisine to exciting nightlife and amazing shops it is no surprise that Newcastle was voted ‘Great Britain’s Number One Tourist Attraction’ by The Rough Guide To Britain. But what if you are looking at moving to Newcastle, where is the best place for you to live?

Here at HM Residential we have over 30 years experience of matching our tenants to their perfect property. But we have put together this blog post as an overview of which areas of Newcastle suits which individuals.

Love A Bargain?

If you are a lover of bargains then Heaton could be the area of you, the rented properties in Heaton offer great value of money as do all the local independent cafes and bars. There are also a few ‘Bring Your Own’ restaurants where you can lower the cost of your meal out by bringing your own drinks. Another great thing about living in a rented property in Heaton is that the city centre reachable by the number 1 bus that is available every 8 minutes.

Feeling Studious?

Rented properties in Sandyford are ideal for students as it is a short journey to the university and the library. Sandyford is a quieter area of Newcastle so you’ll be able to study at home in peace and quiet, however there are some hidden gems nearby if you feel like letting your hair down and socialising with the locals.

In Your Final Year?

If you’re a student in your final year at University then you will find that a rented property in Gosforth is ideal for you. You’ll be surrounded by loads of indi shops, unique bars and vibrant cafes that will have the exact atmosphere you’re looking for. It’s also only a 15 minutes journey into the city centre by bus or metro.

Want To Be Entertained?

If you want to be surrounded by entertainment 24–7 then a rented property in Tyneside could be what you’re looking for. Right in the city centre you’ll find there is always something going on and you’ll become a regular in all the best spots in town – plus you’ll get a lay in before lectures in the morning as the uni is literally minutes away.

Love a Party?

If you love to party with the popular and beautiful people then you’ll need to look at rented properties in Jesmond, this is the most stylish and upmarket area of Newcastle which a range of students, professionals and locals alike – you will never be lonely on a night out in Jesmond, plus you’re only a ten minute walk from the city centre.

Which area of Newcastle do you think will suit you best?

Newcastle has a population of around 275,000, with students making up 42,000 of the total population meaning that 15% of Newcastle is students. It is easy to see why so many landlords are looking into student accommodation in Newcastle as a way to increase their financial income, so in this blog post we would like to share some top tips with landlords renting properties in Newcastle to students.

The big pull for students to Newcastle is the vibrant nightlife, excellent shopping opportunities and the fantastic standard of living, it is also seen that there are relatively low rental costs in Newcastle compared to other student accommodations in the UK.

Most of the rented student properties in Newcastle are terraced houses that range in size from a two bedroom property to a large Victorian property with 8 bedrooms. There are many options of student accommodations and locations for student properties in Newcastle and each has its own set or unique advantages.

For example Jesmond offers many trendy bars, restaurants and boutique restaurants making it very popular with students, but due to the offerings Jesmond is also the most expensive area for rent student accommodation. If you are a landlord of a student property in Jesmond you will notice that higher rents can be demanded, but also a higher standard of accommodation is expected too.

Heaton is well known as the classic student area and has the largest student population in Newcastle, especially Chillingham Road which is a particular hot spot for student accommodation. Renting in Heaton is a popular option for students as this area offers cheaper rents, but as a landlord you can still maximise your rental income by converting reception rooms into additional bedrooms for students.

Sandyford is another popular location for students as it is easy walking distance to the university but is also a quieter area of all the student areas. This is definitely an area of Newcastle for the more studious of students.
As a landlord it is important to remember that if you are renting out the property on a per calendar month basis to students rather than a per person basis you need to make sure the tenants understand that rental payment needs to be paid in full, even if the room is empty. However, this is something that the team here at HM Residential can help you with.

If you are considering being a landlord for student accommodation in Newcastle then give us a call, we would be more than happy to help you.

If you are a professional that has moved to Newcastle for a job change or job location you may find that your new temporary rented accommodation is smaller than you are used to, so in this blog post we have put together some ideas to help you make the most of your new small space. These tips are also great for landlords in Newcastle that are looking to rent out a smaller room or property in Newcastle.

It is a good idea to think up and not our when it comes to storage, shelving is a brilliant way to store more things in your rented property in Newcastle without taking up to much floor space and making your home feel smaller. However, still on the height theme, we would like to let you in on a little known designer secret; by hanging your curtains as close to the ceiling as possible, even in your windows are not that high, you will create a feeling of a taller room which looks larger and more spacious.

Look at new, different and innovative options for your furniture; try to find smart furniture such as beds with storage underneath, sofas that fold out in beds for guests and foot stools that open to hold a secret stash of belongings without taking up any extra room.

It is also possible to double the space in a room with the use of mirrors; by surrounding yourself with mirrors you are creating the illusion of more space in your room. This can work really well in the case of a mirrored back splash in the kitchen.

When it comes to your walls, carpets and furniture opt for neutral colours, as bold or darker colours will quickly make a room look very small and even claustrophobic like. Another good idea is to go for wall and ceiling lighting instead of lamps and floor lighting, not only will you gain space but good lighting will really increase the size of a room or home.

Do you have any other top tips for space saving in a smaller rented property in Newcastle? We would love to hear your ideas.