Moving on from Halls: Safety in your new home

Posted 3 months ago

What you can do to make sure your home's secure as possible

House size, location and practicality is something we always consider when looking for a place to live. It’s just as important to consider your new home's safety and what you can do to make sure it's as secure as possible when you move in...

You might have already made a decision on where you're going to live next year. Now that you've got that boxed off and you're thinking about how you can decorate your new room, also spare a moment to think about the following:

  1. Is there a burglar alarm? 
  2. Do the doors and windows feel secure and have locks?
  3. Is the home easy to secure?
  4. Are there smoke alarms, carbon monoxide monitors, fire doors and fire blankets?
  5. Do you have insurance for your valuable items?

It might have been a while since you last seen the property so if you're unsure about whether your home has these features, just reach out to your housing provider to check!

Moving out of halls and into a shared house is such an exciting part of your uni journey but of course there'll be a few different things to get used to.  Ultimately it’s up to you and your housemates to consider the safety and security of where you live to ensure you have a happy and safe experience.

There are many simple, easy measures that you and your housemates can take to ensure your new home will be as secure and safe as possible. Our top tip is to make good habits from the day you move in so that these safety measures will just become second nature!

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Overall, remember be vigilant! If you notice anything suspicious or unusual you can contact the Police. For non-emergencies contact 101 or visit the Merseyside Police Website and for emergency services call 999.

For housing advice, including home safety and security, contact Liverpool Student Homes (University accreditation scheme). You can also visit their website for safety advice. 

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