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Got questions about living at Student Living - 590 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 UniLodge student apartments, these questions include all the essential information you’ll need before moving in. If you have a question that you don't see answered, feel free to contact us directly.

How do I reserve a room?

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 – 590 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.

What kind of contracts does Student Living – 590 Lygon?

6 and 12 month leases, however from time to time we are able to offer shorter lease periods.

What does my rent include?

A fully furnished apartment, gas usage, use of our common facilities and ability to participate in our Residential Life program

Do you have car parking facilities?

We have onsite parking starting from $100 per calendar month

When do I pay my rent?

Rent is to be paid as per the Rental Agreement and must always be in advance. Payments can be made in the following ways:

  • Bank transfer into the Student Living – 590 Lygon Bank Account
  • BPAY
  • DEFT payment

How does my mail get to me?

We have letterboxes located at the Central Building (Student Living – 570 Lygon building). Your access card will get you into that building as well as your own.

What do I need to buy before I can move in?

We offer Bedding & kitchenware packs for purchase at Your Shop

How close is the nearest supermarket?

The closest supermarket is located on the corner of Drummond and Princes street.

If I really want to move apartments/rooms after I move in – is that possible?

Whilst you have signed a Residential Rental Agreement on the apartment you are living in, please contact us and we will see if this is an option available to move (Lease break fees may apply).

Can I move out at any time?

When considering the premature termination of your Residential Rental Agreement, it is your responsibility to:

• Continue to pay all rent charges until a new resident can be secured or the Residential Rental Agreement ends, whichever comes first.

• Pay all associated costs including applicable advertising and break lease fees as set out in your Residential Rental Agreement.

• In all cases, a departure cleaning fee applies.

Is there extra storage outside my apartment?

There are storage cages that can be hired from $45 per calendar month. Please note these are a first come first serve basis.

How do I connect the internet/phone?

There is no phone in the room. For Internet, Vostronet or Spirit Telecom can be contacted at anytime if you are having issues with connection of your internet and have been through the troubleshooting guides.

Is wireless internet available?

Yes, some apartments are equipped with the Vostronet modem which acts as a WIFI

What is a Bond?

A bond is a payment that acts as security against the resident meeting the terms of their rental agreement or their duties under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997. 

The bond must 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: 

  • refunded entirely to the tenant/resident, or 
  • claimed in part or in full by the landlord/owner. 

How much is the Bond?

The bond is equivalent to one month’s rental

Paying the Bond?

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

What is a Condition Report?

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 Student Living – 590 Lygon within three business days of moving in and you should keep a copy of the ‘Condition Report’ until the end of the rental agreement.

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 rental agreement.

You may want to take photos of your apartment at the start of your rental agreement 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 rental agreement. If the ‘Condition Report’ stated that the work was required at the start of the rental agreement, 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

I am vacating, can I use the Bond for my last month’s rent?

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.

What happens when I vacate?

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 rental agreement. This allows for a speedy bond resolution. Student Living – 590 Lygon offer a prepaid service for departure cleaning to assist residents.

How do I receive my Bond back?

Student Living - 590 will start a bond claim, which will be done within 10 business days after the 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.

Why are you claiming my Bond?

The owner (via Student Living – 590 Lygon), can try to recover all or part of the bond at the end of the rental agreement if:

The tenant or resident:

    • or their visitors have damaged the property
    • has left and owes rent (rent in arrears)
    • has abandoned the premises 
    • has left you to pay bills they should have paid 
  • There are cleaning or repair expenses that exceed normal ‘wear and tear’
  • Items that were part of the rental agreement are missing.

Further Resident Information

Got questions about living at Student Living - 590 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 Student Living – 590 Lygon student apartments, these questions include all the essential information you’ll need before moving in. If you have a question that you don't see answered, feel free to contact us directly.