Moving into your first flat share at university is a right of passage for many students. It’s an exciting time for you and your mates. Unfortunately, there are some hard realities that you might not have expected. Bills, cleaning rosters and making sure your new place and possessions are secure are just some of the things you need to consider.

With summer holidays approaching fast, home security is even more important. If you’re leaving your place empty for the first time, there’s plenty of simple steps you can take to help deter burglars from targeting your home.

Check out the below guide which the team at Sainsbury’s Bank – Money Matters have put together on home security. It features plenty of helpful tips that you and your flatmates can carry out before jetting off.
Remember to talk to your landlord or letting agent if you think your property needs any physical security additions or repairs.
Sainsbury’s Bank Visual Guide to Home Security