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HOW TO FIND A HOME TO STUDY IN MILAN – SOLUTIONS AND TIPS

Sep 24, 2021 | Milan

Finding a home to study in Milan? It is certainly not difficult, given the wide range of real estate opportunities available to off-site students.

However, finding a good accommodation is quite different, meaning as such a solution that is economically competitive and has all those features and comforts that will make life easier and more satisfying for the student who – perhaps, for the first time in his life – is faced with a new condition of managerial autonomy.

But how to find an apartment for rent in Milan? And what are the best alternatives available today?

Find a student apartment for rent in Milan

As we anticipated, finding a student apartment for rent in Milan is not too difficult. It is enough to have a little familiarity with the web, ask the right contacts and know how to negotiate with the counterpart a solution that does not excessively sacrifice one’s portfolio and, on the other hand, is strategic for one’s own study purposes.

In fact, it is clear that a good student apartment for rent in Milan must be close to the university you choose to attend, well connected to public transport networks and in an area served by the main services. But where to find it?

Search for a home on Facebook groups

A first starting point adopted by many students who are about to find a house for rent are Facebook groups.

On social networks there are in fact groups of students, former students, associations and other operators, who offer houses or rooms for rent or, on the other hand, are ready to accommodate the requests and needs of off-site students.

Very often, however, on these groups you have to deal with unprofessional people and it is not uncommon to come across scams, therefore it is not a very recommendable method.

Looking for a house through real estate agencies

Another way to look for a house in Milan if you are an off-site student is to go directly to the service of a real estate agency.

Choosing this path will allow you to have a good catalog of alternatives and the ability to delegate to the agent all the bureaucratic parts relating to the stipulation of contracts and their registration.

However, the role of the agent is obviously not free. Therefore, always keep in mind that the agency’s intervention will end up weighing heavily on your spending budget. In the light of this, it is not the ideal solution if you are looking for quality student accommodation at the correct market price.

Living on a campus in Milan

In recent years, more and more students have discovered (or rediscovered) the pleasure of living in a Campus in Milan, such as those offered by our facilities.

The reasons that could make this solution preferable to other alternatives are really numerous. Think, for example, of the possibility of:

– taking advantage of better economic planning, since you will pay an “all inclusive” amount to use accommodation that is always clean and a long series of ancillary services;

– using electricity, water, cleaning services, laundromat, study rooms, Internet connection and many other “options” included in the price, without having to worry about the costs according to consumption;

– interacting with other off-site students, Italian or foreign, living in a context of sociality and cultural enrichment.

The benefits of living on a campus in Milan are, of course, much more extensive. Precisely for this reason we advise you to deepen them by reading the services you find in our In-Domus facilities and, if you like, make an appointment for a guided tour.

Look for accommodation in advance

In the last few lines, we recalled how Milan abounds with excellent solutions for lodging during the entire study period. This does not mean, however, that you have to arrive in the city without having previously planned where to stay.

Our suggestion is to find an apartment or campus that you like a few months before the start of your off-site student adventure.

In this way you will have all the time to organize your experience in the best way and, of course, to familiarize yourself with the area and with the services that you can find in it.

Find accommodation near your university

One of the criteria that is often used for identifying accommodation in Milan is that of proximity to one’s own university.

Choosing accommodation that allows you to reach the University on foot is a fundamental added value, which will simplify – and not a little – your daily commute to get to the institute.

Therefore, evaluate this element very well, especially if you are attending a university that requires constant attendance at lessons, or if you have to attend many courses.

Find accommodation near the metro or transport

Another useful criterion for finding accommodation in Milan is certainly to find a solution that is close to the metro or the public transport system enjoyed by the metropolitan area of ​​the Lombard capital.

As we have mentioned several times on these pages, Milan boasts one of the most efficient transport networks in Italy, and you will therefore have no difficulty in planning your daily trips using one of the many means available.

The rental solutions in Milan

Given the above, it is clear that each rental solution has its advantages and disadvantages, and that each student must necessarily make specific assessments to identify the most useful option.

Single room for rent in Milan

One of the main solutions is that of a single room for rent in Milan. As can be guessed, this is the possibility of being able to rent a room in an apartment shared with other students, or within a host family.

The advantages of this solution are mainly represented by the possibility of being able to reduce costs compared to other alternatives such as the studio apartment or the two-room apartment but, on the other hand, it will be necessary to deal with the need to share the use of services and common areas with strangers.

Double room for rent in Milan

As can be guessed, the double room is a room in which two people sleep. It is an even cheaper solution than that of a single room but, obviously, also the less attractive one, considering that there will be no moments of confidentiality and complete privacy, even at night.

For the rest, the characteristics are those in common with the single room, with particular reference to the sharing of living spaces with other tenants.

Studio apartment for rent in Milan

More expensive than single and double rooms is the solution represented by the studio apartment, a rather small apartment, represented by a bedroom, a living room with kitchen and a bathroom. Ideal for the student who wishes to be alone, it is the cheapest alternative among all those available to those who want to have their own spaces not to share with others.

Two-room apartment for rent in Milan

Those who can afford something more expensive may well opt for renting a two-room apartment in Milan. The solution is certainly expensive – especially in the Lombard capital, where the rentals are quite expensive – but it is certainly a welcome option, considering that the availability of an extra room compared to the two-room apartment will allow you to host any visiting relatives or friends.

Be careful though. With the studio and the two-room apartment, costs tend to rise rapidly!

Conclusions

In the last few lines, we have summarized some of the main characteristics of the alternatives available to those who wish to live for rent in Milan.

The opportunity is of course useful for us to invite you to also evaluate the increasingly popular one, represented by the possibility of staying on a university campus in Milan which, for a fixed monthly fee, will be able to guarantee you all the services you need to better enjoy your off-site student experience.

If you want to know more and, perhaps, want to see live how our campuses are organized, contact us without obligation!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Reservation

Can I visit the Campus?

Yes, you can call the reception or send an email to info@in-domus.it to make an appointment.

Type of contract?

Standard contracts are for 11 or 6 months, or 5 months for the second semester. Stays of a different duration can be arranged according to our availability. Stays of a different duration can be arranged according to our availability.

Is filling the form enough to complete my reservation?

No, filling the form is just a way of checking if the type of accommodation that you prefer is available.
In short time you will receive the contract and instructions on how to complete the reservation.
Only by signing the contract and making the first payment the reservation will be binding for you, it will be binding for In-Domus once it has confirmed the acceptance of the reservation in writing.

Check-in

What should I bring with me?

A valid ID card or passport.

Where should I go when I arrive?

You will have to check-in at the Reception. (usually between 3:00 PM and 10:00 PM, a different time of arrival can be scheduled if needed)

Check-out?

Within 10:00 AM of the last day of contract.

Payment

When should I pay?

At the time of booking you should pay the cautionary deposit and the first instalment of the fee as indicated in the Assignment Request Form. The payments of the other installments of the fees should be made within the dates indicated in the Assignment Request Form.

When can I have back the cautionary deposit?

The cautionary deposit, net of any amount due to In-Domus, will be returned to the Assignee within 30 days from the check-out date, through bank transfer only.

Cancellation

How does early termination of the contract work?

In case of early termination, you will have to communicate to In-Domus The communication of your new check-out date must be sent to In-Domus, by email at amministrazione@in-domus.it. You should give In-Domus a 30-day notice for the termination and you should pay, in addition to what already stipulated in the contract for the notice period, a penalty fee of two additional months, subject to the limit of what is overall due for the entire duration of the Contract.

What is included?

What is included in the price?

The “all inclusive” fee includes a bed in a fully furnished room or apartment, all utilities and weekly cleanings and change of bed linens and towels.
Free access to the common areas to study, cook and relax, a well-equipped gym, last generation Wi-Fi and coin operated laundry.

Is Wi-Fi included?

Yes, last generation Wi-Fi connection in the whole building is included.

Is TV included?

Yes, there are TVs in the lounge rooms.

TV is included in the rooms in Milano Olympia, where it is possible to watch free-to-air television.

Is the kitchen kit included?

Only in apartments (solutions with kitchen) the kit is included, the guests who live in the rooms can keep their kitchenware in the personal lockers found in the common kitchens.

Is the refrigerator included in my room?

Yes, every room has one: other refrigerators and freezers can be found in the common kitchens.

Are bed linen and bathroom towels included?

Yes, both are changed once a week. You can request for additional changes by paying an extra fee.

Is the gym included?

Yes, and it is open 24/7.

Is the music room included?

Yes, you can book the music room for free.

Is the use of the common kitchens included?

Yes, the use of the common kitchens and refreshment rooms is included.

Is the use of the study rooms included?

Yes, it is included.

Is the laundry service included?

Yes, with coin operated washing machines and dryers.

Guests

Can I have guests for the night?

Upon request to the email info@in-domus.it and based on availability and the rate in force on the specific day.

Can I have guests at the Campus?

Every resident can have up to two guests per day, they must register at the reception and can stay from 8:00 AM to Midnight.

Can my parents reserve a room?

According to our availability, parents can stay at In-Domus at a special rate.

General

Can I stay at In-Domus if I’m not a student?

Yes, In-Domus reserves a limited number of rooms for non-students.

Can I make a reservation if I’m underage?

Yes, it is possible following authorization by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.

Can I bring animals with me?

No, it is not possible to keep animals at In-Domus.

Are food and drinks available at the Campus?

Yes, there are vending machines with snacks, drinks and hot beverages.

Can I sublet my room?

No, it is not possible

Can I choose my roommate?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability. We will do our best to meet your requests.

Can I choose on what floor to live?

We will take any preference under consideration, according to the availability.
For certain types of accommodation, a specific floor or position can increase the monthly fee.

Can I throw a party?

Yes, if you respect the rules and the peace of the residence (at midnight any external guest should leave the Campus).
It is necessary to inform the reception in case a party has more than 30 guests. There will be a security guard whose hourly fee will be charged to the person responsible for the party.

Can I customize my room?

Yes, as long as you don’t make any permanent change to the walls and furniture. At check-out, the room must be restored to its initial state, otherwise there could be an extra charge.

Can I stay in my room during the Christmas/Easter holidays?

Yes, you can stay in your room for the whole duration of the contract.

What should I do if something doesn’t work in my room?

There is an email address for maintenance requests:
fixit.milanolympia@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Olympia)
fixit.milanomonneret@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Monneret)
fixit.milanointernazionale@in-domus.it (In-Domus Milano Internazionale)

Can I receive mail and parcels?

Yes, you can easily collect your mail at the reception.

Where can I smoke?

It is strictly forbidden to smoke in any of the In-Domus spaces. Violators will be subject to fine according to the Italian law and In-Domus rules (see hand-book).
Reiterated breach of this rule may result in the expulsion from the Campus.

What happens in case of damages?

Any damage caused by the guest should be repaid according to the price list found in the In-Domus hand-book. In case of damages not present in our price list, the guest will be responsible for the repair costs, or, in case repair is not possible or not convenient, for the replacement of the damaged good.