When should I start booking student accommodation?

Our advice is to book in October or November so you can take advantage of many early booking benefits such as: Discounted prices. The best choice of room types.

When should you start looking for student accommodation?

Although some private halls will start advertising in January, the majority of students seeking to rent a house or flat will not need to start looking until much later – August or even September. In London, private houses and flats are normally not advertised more than one or two months before they are available.

Can my boyfriend stay in my room uni Covid?

Generally, there shouldn’t be any major problems with a partner staying overnight. That is, of course, that you ask for permission from your university. However, there could be multiple issues and consequences if you have another person staying with you in your room for a longer period without permission.

How many weeks do I need student accommodation?

Student accommodation contract dates are typically around the 40 week mark in uni halls, cutting off during the summer holidays. For private accommodation providers, it’s typically around 44-45 weeks.

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When should I start looking for year 2 accommodation?

There are usually places available throughout the year, but looking for accommodation when all the second and third years are, usually around June and July, will mean more competition in finding a place you like.

How do you find flatmates at university?

You can follow your University page and reach out to people on your course and look into connecting with others in student groups on Facebook. Forums, such as The Student Room or even on your university’s own website can be a valuable resource when you’re looking for new housemates.

Can you live with your partner in student accommodation?

As long as one of the couple is a student, there’s no problem! Location is particularly important to couples, as a suitable balance is often needed. Partners have different needs, such as the requirement to attend different areas of university campuses or excellent transport links to travel to work, or home to family.

Can my boyfriend live with me in student housing?

Undergraduate and graduate married, single-parent, and domestic partner applicants may live at University Apartments with spouses, partners and children only. Extended family members are not allowed. All family members and partners noted on the housing application must continuously reside in the unit.

Can friends stay overnight at university?

Yes, students are allowed visitors and guests. However they must have the agreement of their flatmates before having a guest stay over for periods of more than one night.

Is student accommodation paid monthly?

Private accommodation can either be privately-run halls of residence or a room in a normal flat or house run by a landlord. You’ll pay rent in term or monthly instalments. Check whether bills are included or separate before you sign the contract.

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What is summer rent?

Some owners offer summer rent concessions where tenants have a rent-free period or pay half rent for July and August. These concessions are made clear ‘up-front’ by the owner. If you are not offered one, it’s always worth trying to negotiate with the owner to get a rent-free period.

How long is a student house contract?

The usual student housing contract length is 12 months, often from 1st July to 30th June. Beyond that, there are two main types of tenancy contracts that a landlord might offer a group of students.

Can you live in halls in your second year?

Whether you just needed somewhere with short-term rent, couldn’t be bothered dealing with complicated housing contracts, or simply prefer living on your own, you know that staying in halls is obviously the better, and easier choice! The fact is, being a second year in halls is awesome.

Can you live in student halls in second year?

Contrary to popular belief, you can stay in uni halls of residence beyond your first year, and many students continue to live in halls for their second and third years.

What should I bring to student accommodation?

Put theses items on your list:

  • bed linen, including sheets, duvet, blankets, pillows and pillowcases.
  • towels.
  • clothes for all seasons, plus smart wear.
  • coat hangers.
  • extension lead.
  • socket adaptor (for international students)
  • personal items such as toiletries.
  • kitchen items and some food to keep you going for the first week.