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    Do you include internet broadband in your student property?

    Just that really. I haven’t done so up till now but wondering if it is now considered standard and I should.

    Unlimited fibre broadband for about £25 a month, (look round) wich you can spread over their rents so it costs you nothing - Why wouldn't you?

    The landlord next door will be.


      I always included water & broadband - make sure you have enough bandwidth for the number of people in the house.


        I do, Virgin (oh, anything to get away from Beardie..) - 200Mbps, v fast, can go to 1Gbps...

        Means tenants move in, service operates immediately, nuffink for them to do. They seem to like it (judging from the stats on how much they use it)
        I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...


          I'd suggest you're quite selective about what router's you use, you'd probably want to know who was using the internet when at least.
          Be nice to be able to help the police when they would like an explanation of why you downloaded a particular video or made a particular comment on social media.
          When I post, I am expressing an opinion - feel free to disagree, I have been wrong before.
          Please don't act on my suggestions without checking with a grown-up (ideally some kind of expert).


            Plus you can connect your cameras to keep an eye on the the place.


              Originally posted by Section20z View Post
              Plus you can connect your cameras to keep an eye on the the place.
              I’m going to assume this is a joke.
              OK, so resounding yes to broadband. Thanks everyone. Although I’m having second thoughts about the whole student rental thing, see my next post.


                Always including, Virgin 1 Gbps, and also I have a couple of cameras outside just in case there will be issues I will have a recorded video, tenants know about this and the cameras are working by their permission


                  Are people providing, effectively wifi or internet with distinct static IP addresses, as are needed by commercial users?


                    I have done so for a number of years without too may issues.

                    Only issues that can occasionally occur:

                    1. Don't buy from a cheap budget provider with a bad customer service record such as TT. And always go for fibre min 67mbs and a router to cope with loads of devices at the same time (phones, watches. PC's, Laptops, Tablets, Desktops, Printers, Smart name it.

                    2. I once had a notification from a provider about criminal activity being used on searches. One automatically thinks of porn and illegal searches etc!.......but on investigation it was a student trying to watch a bootleg film which was due for release in cinemas and no where else. Breach of copyright threats etc !!!


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