And the results are in! Students all over the country have been experiencing the highs and lows of exam results time and figuring out what their next move up the educational ladder will be. For many, it will mean heading off to university for further study and that often involves leaving home for the first time.
Student accommodation comes in many different forms. If it’s on a campus and run by the university itself, all of the necessary safety measures will be in place. But halls of residence are limited in number and many students will decide to rent their own accommodation in the local area. This could involve single bedsit type rooms or several students sharing a house or small block of flats.
Private accommodation landlords who cater to students must be thoroughly checked out, as must any accommodation they offer. Students need low rents and there are a great number of unscrupulous landlords who keep rents low by cutting corners, sometimes to a dangerous level.
The law states that all landlords must provide smoke alarms in their properties but unfortunately that law does not yet extend to cover CO detectors as well. This means that many low-rent properties will not be protected, leaving any resident vulnerable to sickness and even death from unnoticed CO leaks.
Any appliances that come with the property must be checked for safety. CO can come from many sources and the heating system should be properly maintained
As a parent, you’ll want to make sure your child is safe and a CO detector makes a great housewarming present. And, if you’re a student, then you’ll want to make sure Mum and Dad know you’re safe, so you’ll get yourself a CO detector to show them how grown up your are. If you both end up buying one, then everyone’s double-happy!
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