Have a budget
Don’t bother going in for first offers or a get-in cheap price; you’ll have a tougher time of it. Instead, simply search online and use sites such as Digstudent and other sites to determine where the best value is. Always keep in mind that prices rise with the level of occupation. The area of the city where you want to live is the main factor in calculating the cost of housing in that area. Once you’ve done your homework on where to go, it’s time to figure out your budget. It’s difficult to find a place in the middle of nowhere on a tight budget, but you can go for a cheaper option if you want to.
Get to Know the Neighborhood
One of the most important ways to find your place to stay is to investigate where you’ll be staying at. This will allow you to understand where the problem areas are in the city, allowing you to decide if you’re comfortable in the area.
Do some further research
Before you even start, make sure you understand what you’re getting into.
Will your accommodation cost me more than my same-priced accommodation in Sheffield?
Will I be expected to pay out of pocket for any advice or service, be it food, cultural breaks, or repairs?
How much is a new accommodation flat in Sheffield going to cost?
Who will I be sleeping in with?
Who will I be sharing a bathroom with?