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Hello! Nice to meet you all :)

 

I will be a postgraduate student in the University of Sheffield this September and your forum is a source of valuable information for someone who knows (almost) nothing about this place. As far as I have made out, Sheffield is not such a big city to walk around in the centre or from some suburbs close to it and it has many parks and interesting spots.

 

I am planning to come for a short visit at the end of August to find a flat. Do you think it is a good time to come or should I try to look for a place earlier? I think I need a private accomodation because I will bring my two cats with me. Will it possible to get a small apartment in time before my studies begin?

 

Every answer appreciated, thanks!

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Most places don't allow pets so that will limit your search. It's also the busiest time of year for lettings so the sooner you start looking the better.

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It might be worth looking a bit earlier, but there'll definitely be places available :) Welcome to Sheffield! :) You're right it's pretty easy to walk round Sheffield.

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Cats? Most letting agencies will not consider pets. I know this from personal experience. You need a strategy in place.

 

As for the City, the North one one big council estate, the West is affluent and home to most students with a National Park on the doorstep, the South is a mix of respite homes for druggies (Eg: Gleadless & Lowedges) and reasonably nice places such as Norton and Woodseats. The East is where the wind blows and where I grew up. Attercliffe is an urban village and Handsworth, where I was born is an inspiration. We will have our very own McDonalds soon.

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Hello again and thanks for your answers! Yes, I have read that most letting agents do not allow pets, but they are just animals not pests! And if one gets an unfurnished flat, what damage could they cause? They do not eat doors. It is a foolishness. Keep your fingers crossed for me..otherwise, if you see a female with two Birman cats sleeping in the park..it will be me..lol

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Hi there!

 

I hope you have had some luck finding a place. You might have more luck searching for properties outside of the city centre area as they are more likely to be more flexible if they are owned by private landlords. Hillsborough has great transport links if you are prepared to travel.

 

Good luck and best wishes!

 

Katie

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Thanks, Katie! I actually found a pet friendly flat outside the city centre and I am content! I am moving in next month ;)

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