We really hope Western is being kind to you this exam season. We know as students this is a very busy time of year for you, but there is some important info you should be aware of before packing up and heading home (this info should also have been posted to your Yuhu account as well).
1st off, don’t forget helpful tips from the past! If you’re going to be gone for more than 48 hours, then you should shut off the main water to your unit to prevent leaks from occurring while you’re gone. And don’t forget to make sure you lock all doors and windows before you go. It is unfortunate, but sometimes people will try to target student housing rentals at key times when students are home from university.
A lot of times tenants will turn their furnace off when they go home trying to save heat. DO NOT DO THAT! This can result in pipes freezing and bursting which can cost tens of thousands of dollars in damage (and that would be your responsibility). Instead, just turn your thermostat down to about 10-12 degrees. This will save you a bit on gas costs, while keeping your unit warm enough that pipes won’t freeze. ***If you live in a unit where your thermostat controls other people’s heat (namely 351-365 Wharncliffe), please leave your temperature set to normal room temp!
Next, make sure you always check that you have your keys when leaving the unit, in case a roommate locks you out by accident, and absolutely make sure you have them before heading back to London after the break.
Finally, we hope you all have a successful exam season, a happy holiday, and a restful break. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone back in their student homes in 2021!
Did you know that London Property Corp has a referral program?
Referrals are a very big part of how we rent out all of our off campus student housing in London, for Western University students. We really appreciate the relationship we have with our tenants, and we’re always so happy to hear that our renters have such a good experience that they want to refer us to their friends. We have a referral program that benefits you in 2 ways:
You can help make the Redbricks a better community by loading them up with your friends (why wouldn’t you want all your friends to live near you?!?)
You can make some really easy CASH!!! We offer $100 for every successful referral
What is a successful referral? When you refer a new group to us (it can’t be someone who already lives/lived with us), and they sign a lease. That group needs to inform us in writing before/at the time of signing that you referred them (they can’t come back to us weeks later claiming they got referred; it HAS to be before they sign)
And that’s it! There’s no cap on it – in previous years we’ve had people earn upwards of $1000, and you can too!
So spread the word if you have friends in any of the Western University residences, or friends already living off campus who are looking to move. Talk to people in your classes, cafeterias, or on the bus! We want to have your friends be your neighbours, and we want to pay you for it!
Hello London Property Corp tenants (but really this applies to all Western students, both on and off campus so feel free to pass on my words of wisdom),
Western’s fall reading week is upon us. Make sure you use this time to relax and unwind. University can be a stressful time, and especially with the bombshell of a year that is 2020. So use this week for some self-care. Sleep in, catch up with family and friends, maybe read a book? Ahh who am I kidding, no one actually reads on reading week.
It’s also Halloween weekend. We hope you have lots of fun, but please stay safe! If you’re staying in London and are looking for something to do, you can find some events happening around town this weekend here And if you’re going home, please remember to close and lock all doors and windows before you leave! Before heading home, read local warnings here
Don’t forget to enter our #RedbrickOrTreat Instagram contest. We’re giving away 3 cash prizes of $100. Details were emailed out this week. If you don’t already follow us on Instagram you definitely should
So have a great weekend, an even better week off, and we’ll see everyone when they get back!
Sitting at home struggling with the age old question: what the heck am I going to eat tonight? Well struggle no more because the Redbricks at London Property Corp has you covered! You can win a pizza party for you and your roommates tonight!
To participate you must be a student in one of LPC's off-campus housing rentals in London, ON. If you are then here's what to do:
1) Click on the "Contact" tab on our website
2) Fill out the contact form. In the message box make sure to include your bulding/unit number and which pizza place in London you want it from
We will accept entries from now until 3:30pm. All entries will be put in a list and a random number generator will select the big winner! We'll contact the winner directly.
Thanksgiving is upon us: Hot turkey, stuffing, and gravy! The MLHU is strongly urging all students to stay in London in their off-campus rentals if possible, and to avoid going home to hotspot cities such as Toronto and Montreal. Some of you may need to go home for personal reasons. Before heading home from Western campus and leaving your student home behind, there are a few things you should make sure to double check:
1) Make sure all doors and windows are properly closed/locked. If there is an issue with these, you should submit a maintenance request. Also make sure to take home any valuables.
2)If you pay for your utilities, you should make sure to turn off the main water to your unit to prevent leaks/floods from occurring (more info in your tenant package)
3)Make sure stove/oven is off, and hair straighteners/curling irons unplugged
Most importantly – make sure to relax! The Western student experience is fun, but can be very stressful. Make sure to follow these steps and your off campus apartment/townhouse/house won’t be an added stress when you get back!
Ahh fall! The leaves are changing, the geese start migrating, and students all around Western campus trade their Birkenstocks for Uggs and tank tops for a cozy sweater! Something very common students will find in their off-campus rentals in London is that they have issues with getting the heat on when the air gets a wee bit nippy. We recommend you make sure you have your account set up with Enbridge. This is the company that supplies gas to your unit that heats your furnace. A lot of students assume it’s already on because they’ve been living here for a few months now. BUT, if you have an electric hot water tank, which some of our apartments and townhouses do, then you won’t technically have needed gas yet. So, make sure to check that now, because they have to come turn the gas on, and they’ll need into your rental to make sure everything is ok. This process can take time on their end, so not a bad idea to do that now! Also, just make sure your furnace is actually switched on (most have a switch above the normal lightswitch in the utility room), and make sure the thermostat is set to 'heat', with the fan on 'auto'.
Welcome to the Redbricks student housing blog! We at London Property Corp are thrilled to have you as our tenants, and we look forward to remaining the best option for student housing in London ON, with the best rentals closest to Western University. 2020 has been a strange year to say the least, but at London Property Corp we want to do our best to ensure you all have a great year! Now that classes are underway, hopefully everyone is settled in and getting into the swing of things. When you need a study break, we encourage you to check back here periodically as we will be posting helpful tips for off-campus student living, contests/giveways, prizes, etc! We are also open to your ideas: if you have a suggestion for a blog topic, please let us know in the message board on our website. And if you made it to the bottom of this post, email Sam at email@example.com – the 1st 5 people will receive a $20 Starbucks gift card!