Got questions about living at Student Living - 550 Lygon? Find out everything you need to know about our student accommodation by checking out our most frequently asked questions. Whether you’re unsure about moving logistics, living costs, leases, or another aspect about of living in our student apartments, these questions include all the essential information you’ll need before moving in.
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Unfortunately, we do not offer check-ins outside of specified check-in times.
Check-in at 746 Swanston St Reception
Each resident pays for their energy as it is separately metered and will hold their own account with an energy company.
Complete the online application. Once we have received your application, we will send you a rental offer. To accept this offer you will be required to pay the first month’s rental and for any additional service options that you choose. Before you move into Student Living - 550 Lygon, a bond equal to one month’s rental will be required
If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
6 and 12 month leases, however from time to time we are able to offer shorter lease periods.
Rental is per calendar month. The weekly rate is multiplied by 52 weeks as there are 52 weeks in a year, and it is then divided by 12 months to get the monthly rate.
Rent is to be paid as per the Tenancy Agreement and must always be in advance. Payments can be made in the following way:
Carparking available starting from $20 per week.
You will need to direct your mail to:
Room # XXX / 550 Lygon Street
Carlton, VIC, Australia, 3053
Your apartment is furnished with a bed, desk, cupboard, study chair, TV, fridge, and microwave oven. You will need to supply all your own linen & kitchen equipment.
The nearest supermarket is called Foodworks and it is located around the corner, a minute’s walk away.
As this is a secure building, all residents are required to meet their guests at the entrance door as this door is only accessible by a resident swipe card.
Once you have signed a lease for your room, you cannot change rooms until your lease expires or you break your lease.
When considering the premature termination of your Residential Tenancy Agreement, it is your responsibility to:
There are no extra storage facilities at the property.
There is no phone in the room. For Internet, VostroNet can be contacted at any time if you are having issues with connection of your internet and have been through the troubleshooting guides.
Residents can connect WiFi to their apartment once moved in by liaising with Energy On as specified in your confirmation letter.
A bond is a payment that acts as a security deposit against the resident meeting the terms of their rental agreement or their duties under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997.
The bond will be lodged with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority (RTBA). The RTBA will hold the bond in trust until the end of the lease. Then, the bond is:
The bond is equivalent to one month’s rent.
You are required to pay the bond into the bank account we supply. We will then lodge a bond application with the RTBA. You will then receive an email from the RTBA to complete the bond submission.
Check out this handy guide – Resident guide to bonds
Upon arrival, we must prepare a ‘Condition Report’, which records the property’s general condition, including fittings and fixtures, and present you with 2 copies of this Report when you come to collect your keys.Review and, if necessary, add your comments to the ‘Condition Report’. You must return the report to UniLodge within three business days of moving in and you should keep a copy of the ‘Condition Report’ until the end of the tenancy.
The ‘Condition Report’ is a very important document, as it can be used as evidence if there is a dispute about who should pay for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items, particularly at the end of a tenancy. You may want to take photos of your apartment at the start of your tenancy to further show the condition.
The owner may claim some or the entire bond for cleaning, damage, or replacement of missing items at the end of your tenancy. If the ‘Condition Report’ stated that the work was required at the start of the tenancy, or the items were not listed, it can help you prove the bond should be returned to you.
Check out this handy guide - Resident guide condition reports
Your bond and rent are separate payments. You are required to pay rent in the specified way up to and including the date of your departure.
You need to leave your apartment clean and tidy in the same condition as when you arrived, ensure all personal items have been removed and report any damage that may have been caused during your tenancy. This allows for a speedy bond resolution. We offer prepaid service for departure cleaning to assist residents.
UniLodge will start a bond claim, which will be done within 10 business days after you leave the rented property. All residents are emailed a link to the claim details. Click through to accept or request changes to the claim and enter in your bank details for the bond refund. Once all tenants/residents have agreed, the RTBA will deposit the money into the nominated bank account(s) within two business days.
If you are overseas and do not have an Australian bank account, the RTBA can issue a cheque that you can deposit into an overseas bank account. If your overseas bank cannot deposit the cheque, an overseas bank transfer can be arranged for a fee. If you have not provided valid bank account details in the bond claim, the RTBA will retain the bond until you provide a valid payment option.
The owner (via UniLodge), can try to recover all or part of the bond at the end of a tenancy if:
The Resident Handbook is designed to help you to get to know the building and familiarise yourself with your rights and responsibilities as a resident. We hope this Handbook will prove useful to you in answering any questions you have and assisting you with the most common concerns you may have.