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UNIVERSITY STUDENT HOMES GUIDE

2017-18


STUDENT HOMES studenthomes.london.ac.uk student.homes@london.ac.uk 020 7664 4836 /uolstudenthomes @UoLStudentHomes

To find out more information about accommodation in the private sector, in addition to the other services we offer such as a housing database, PRIVATE housing advice, our HOUSING GUIDE annual Housing Fair in May, flatmate finder events, and contract checking, please refer to our other guide: 2016-17

Or visit the Housing Services website: housing.london.ac.uk


Welcome 1

For students who are considering studying in London, or those who have already begun their studies in the capital, choosing accommodation can be a serious concern.

The University’s Student Homes scheme offers shared student housing in off-street accommodation. All of the properties in our Student Homes scheme are managed by the University of London. We act as your landlord, so you won’t need to have contact with the property owner. Student Homes tenants get good-quality private sector housing, with the benefit of University management and support. Student Homes properties have been carefully selected so that they are within a 30 minute door-to-door commute of campus. If you opt for a dedicated college property, your college will act as your guarantor. If you opt for a property that is available to all University of London students you will need to arrange your own guarantor: our staff will assist you with this.

Currently there are 7 Colleges subscribing to the scheme: • SOAS • King’s College London • Goldsmiths • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine • Royal Academy of Music • City, University of London • London Contemporary Dance School The above Colleges have their own allocation of Student Homes properties. Rooms within these properties are reserved for students attending full-time courses at the applicable institution. As well as this we also have a number of Student Homes properties that are available to all University of London students. In order to take a room within these properties you would simply need to be attending a full-time course at an institution that is part of the University of London federation.

PROPERTIES

Aside from the traditional options of living in halls of residence or renting in the private sector, the University of London offers a Student Homes service which is a combination of the two.

INFORMATION

A GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON’S STUDENT HOMES SERVICE


PROPERTIES

INFORMATION 2 Contents


Contents 3

CONTENTS Property Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

INFORMATION

Living in London . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5

How to Apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Our Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SOAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11

Goldsmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 LSHTM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 RAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Student Homes for all UOL students . 22-23 LCDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Kings College London . . . . . . . . . 12-13


4 Living in London

PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

LIVING IN LONDON London is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a great deal to offer its student population. The city is home to many of the world’s finest museums, and there are an abundance of cultural sights and events to take in, as well as great entertainment on offer. Students living in London have the opportunity to take advantage of many exciting opportunities during their time studying in the capital. London is a huge sprawling city, though the majority of University campuses are located in Central London (e.g. Bloomsbury, Paddington, the West End etc.). Most students look to live in accommodation that is located close to their campus: accommodation in Central London can be very expensive though. In our Student Homes properties we look to assist students by offering you the chance to live in accommodation that is located conveniently for your college and at a fair rent. We hope this enables you to enjoy

your time in London, and the best of what London has to offer. London is organised by boroughs, each with their own distinct flavour. Generally London can be split by North (N), East (E), South West (SW), South East (SE), West (W) and Central, and this is reflected in the housing post codes (eg. E1, or SE19). Each borough has a council, and will offer many valuable resources to you as a resident. Once you know which borough you will live in, do have a look at your borough’s website for useful information. Student Homes properties are spread out across London in a variety of different boroughs. The location of the properties can be seen on the Property Map on pages 6 & 7. The following page offers a handful of helpful links used by Londoners, providing information on living in London – from how to get around, to entertainment ideas.


Living in London 5

Londontown: To research history, services and demographic details on the various London boroughs.

Gov.uk: For general advice and information on Student visas for international students

Citymapper: An app available for download on iOS and Android devices. A great way to plan journeys when on the move.

UKCISA: For general advice on studying in the UK for international students

YPlanApp: For up to date events taking place in London

Londonist: A site about London and everything that happens in it - news, reviews and events; the history and future of London.

Spendometer: A useful app to help keep track of your spending.

Nightline: Offers listening support service to students throughout the night, when other services are closed.

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TFL: An essential, and official source of information for all means of transport in London.

TimeOut London: A great resource for finding out what’s on in London, with theatre listings, a restaurant guide, information on bars, pubs and nightlife and lots of offers.

INFORMATION

Skint London: A handy resource for finding things to do in London for less than ÂŁ10, with lots to do for free! Great for helping to save those pennies!


INFORMATION

6 Property Map

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GOLDERS GREEN

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10

FINSBURY PARK

HAMPSTEAD HEATH

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8 1

PROPERTIES

KILBURN

4-5

3

ARSENAL

12

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15

7 CHALK FARM

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LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCHOOL

REGENTS PARK

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EUSTON

20 19 17

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21-25 RUSSELL SQUARE

ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC

PADDINGTON

30

26 KING’S CROSS/ ST PANCRAS

SOAS & LSHTM

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27-28 CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

32 KING’S COLLEGE LONDON

HYDE PARK

ST JAMES’S PARK

WATERLOO

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34

ELEPHANT & CASTLE

36 37-38 35

41

39-40


Property Map 7

PROPERTY MAP 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

17. Bernard House 18. Rothay 19. Euston Road 20. Drummond Street 21. Riverside 22. Stelfox House 23. Riverfleet 24. Fleetway 25. Bedefield 26. Denham Lodge 27. Grimthorpe House 28. Southwood Court 29. Windsor House 30. Granville Court 31. Museum Chambers 32. Skipwith Building 33. Santley House

HOUSING SERVICES OFFICE

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NEW CROSS GATE

GOLDSMITHS

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34. Vaughan House 35. Trafalgar House 36. Searles Road 37. East Street 38. Marcia Road 39. Setchell Road 40. Lynton Estate 41. Flaxman Road 42. Temeraire Street 43. Frederick Square 44. Bush Road 45. Jerningham Road 46. Shardeloes Road 47. Lind Street 48. Howson Road 49. Dressington Avenue 50. Belmont Park

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Fordwych Road Willesden Road Broadfields Hornbeam House Wood Field Weedington Road Denton, Malden Crescent 8. Brecknock Road 9. Cornwallis Square 10. Berkeley Walk 11. Seven Sisters Road 12. Drakeley Court 13. Beechfield Road 14. Lincoln Court 15. Tranmere House 16. Scott Ellis Gardens

INFORMATION

STUDENT HOMES


8 How to apply

PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

HOW TO APPLY In order to apply for a room in one of our Student Homes properties, you need to be a full-time student at a College within the University of London federation, with the exception of London Contemporary Dance School which is a non-federal institution. Students from the following Colleges have properties that have been sourced specifically for them:

THE APPLICATION PROCESS: If you’ve found or viewed a property that you’d like to live in let us know! The application process is very simple and all completed online - meaning you don’t need to make a trip into our office. 1. Information There are 3 stages: Collection: Tell us where you’d like to live and we’ll email you a form to complete.

• Kings College London • SOAS • Goldsmiths • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine • Royal Academy of Music • City, University of London • London Contemporary Dance School Before you begin the application process, you need to either: • Visit the property on one of our student viewings • Or, if you are unable to get to London in advance of starting your course, you need to select the property you are interested in, so you can make a distance application.

2. Payments: We’ll send you details of how to make your deposit payment (refundable at the end of the tenancy and equivalent to one month’s rent). 3. Paperwork: The final stage - signing your tenancy agreement (examples below). Once you’ve made your payments we’ll email you your agreement to virtually sign online. Before you move in to the property you will be required to make your first rent payment

Draft copies of the tenancy agreements we use can be found here – http:// studenthomes. london.ac.uk/frequentlyasked-questions


Our properties 9

OUR PROPERTIES minute door-to-door commute to and from campus. • Student Homes properties

• All properties are professionally cleaned before you start your tenancy. • Your College acts as your guarantor, which means if you don’t have a UK based guarantor you will not need to pay 6 months or more rent in advance, something which is commonplace when renting through private letting agents in London. In our Student Homes properties that are available to all University of London students (see pages 22 & 23) there may be instances that we will require a personal guarantor. A member of the team will be able to advise you if this is the case.

include contents insurance provided by Endsleigh. This insurance is specific to students and includes accidental damage cover. • A number of our properties are available for distance bookings, for those students who are unable to visit London to view properties before the start of the tenancies. We don’t want overseas students to miss out on our properties! • Our rooms are reasonably priced, and we aim to offer something for most budgets. We calculate rents using data gathered from our Student Housing Survey, as well as other rent statistics. Room rates start at £110 p/w.

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are all professionally surveyed before being rented to students, to ensure that they are safe and suitable for us to rent to you.

• All tenancies within the scheme

INFORMATION

• All properties are within a 30


10 Our properties

PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

SOAS


Our properties 11

Our tenancies all commence in September and are 51 weeks in length as a general rule, with occasional exceptions.

PROPERTY LIST Seven Sisters Road Holloway, N7 6AE

Rents from £150 p/w

3x

Broadfields Rents from £138 p/w West Hampstead, NW6 3BP 4x Hornbeam House Chalk Farm, NW3 2EJ

Rents from £134 p/w

Drakeley Court Arsenal, N5 1TT

Rents from £139 p/w

Riverside St Pancras, WC1H 8BH

Rents from £182 p/w

4x 5x 3x

Berkeley Walk Rents from £145 p/w Finsbury Park, London, N7 7RS 4x Denton Rents from £182 p/w Malden Crescent, NW1 8BL 4x Granville Court Rents from £150 p/w De Beauvoir Estate, N1 5SP 4x George Street London W1H 5LA

For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the SOAS section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/soas-student-homes

Rents from £200 p/w

4 flats - 3x

Wendling Rents from £140 p/w Haverstock Road, NW5 4QY 4x Fordwych Road Kilburn, NW2 3TN

Rents from £140 p/w

Fleetway Kings Cross, WC1H 8BL

Rents from £182 p/w

Riverfleet Kings Cross, WC1H 8BJ

Rents from £182 p/w

7x 3x 3x

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Properties are all within a 30 minute commute of campus, with a number of properties within walking distance. Rents start from £135 p/w (£585 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £210 p/w (£910 pcm) for properties in more central locations.

INFORMATION

Our SOAS portfolio consists of 76 bed spaces for the 2016/17 academic year. This figure is expected to increase for the 2017/18 tenancies.


PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

12 Our properties

KINGS COLLEGE LONDON


Our properties 13

INFORMATION

Our KCL portfolio consists of 12 properties with 42 bed spaces for the 2017/18 tenancies.

Our tenancies commence in September and are for 51 weeks in length as a general rule, shorter tenancies are available at a few properties for the 2017/18 academic year.

PROPERTY LIST Setchell Road Southwark, SE1 5ST

Rents from £156 p/w

Drummond Street Euston, NW1 2HL

Rents from £182 p/w

East Street Southwark, SE17 2SX

Rents from £156 p/w

Marcia Road Southwark, SE1 5XE

Rents from £154 p/w

Frederick Square Surrey Quays, SE16 5XR

Rents from £151 p/w

Trafalgar House Walworth, SE17 2HF

Rents from £155 p/w

Museum Chambers Holborn, WC1A 2LD

Rents from £195 p/w

6x 3x 4x 5x 3x 3x 4x

Santley House Rents from £162 p/w Frazier Street, Waterloo, SE1 7RF 2x

For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the KCL section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/kings-student-homes

Vaughan House Southwark, SE1 0PY

Rents from £185 p/w

Temeraire Street Canada Water, SE16 7JE

Rents from £180 p/w

2x 3x

Searles Road Rents from £166 p/w Elephant & Castle, SE1 4YU 4x Lynton Estate Bermondsey, SE1 5QU

Rents from £152 p/w

3x

PROPERTIES

Properties are all within a 30 minute commute of campus, with a number of properties within walking distance. Rents start from £150 p/w (£650 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £200 p/w (£866 pcm) for properties in more central locations.


14 Our properties

PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

GOLDSMITHS


Our properties 15

INFORMATION

Our Goldsmiths portfolio currently consists of 7 properties with 36 bed spaces for the 2017/18 tenancies, with potential for more properties to be added over the summer period.

Our tenancies all commence in September and are 51 weeks in length as a general rule, with occasional exceptions.

For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the Goldsmiths section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/goldsmiths-student-homes

PROPERTIES

Properties are all within a 30 minute commute of campus, with a number of properties within walking distance. Rents start from £108 p/w (£468 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £160 p/w (£693 pcm).

PROPERTY LIST Jerningham Road New Cross, SE14 5QN

Rents from £135 p/w

Belmont Park Lewisham, SE13 5JB

Rents from £108 p/w

Dressington Avenue Ladywell, SE4 1JG

Rents from £115 p/w

Bush Road Surrey Quays, SE8 5AP

Rents from £141 p/w

Lind Street St Johns, SE8 4JE

Rents from £145 p/w

Howson Road Brockley, SE4 2AS

Rents from £130 p/w

Shardeloes Road New Cross, SE14 6SL

Rents from £155 p/w

9x 4x 4x 5x 4x 5x 5x


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INFORMATION

16 Our properties

LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE


Our properties 17

INFORMATION

Our LSHTM portfolio currently consists of 5 properties with 18 bed spaces for the 2017/18 tenancies, with potential for more properties to be added over the summer period.

PROPERTIES

Properties are all within a 30 minute commute of campus, and one of the current properties is within walking distance. Rents start from £136 p/w (£589 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £195 p/w (£845 pcm). Our tenancies all commence in September and are 51 weeks in length as a general rule, with occasional exceptions. PROPERTY LIST

For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the LSHTM section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/lshtm-student-homes

Flaxman Road Denmark Hill, SE5 9DX

Rents from £136 p/w

Stelfox House Weston Rise, WC1X 9EA

Rents from £195 p/w

4x 3x

Penshurst Rents from £161 p/w Queen’s Crescent, NW5 3QH 4x Denham Lodge Islington, N1 8QQ

Rents from £160 p/w

Beechfield Road Manor House, N4 1PE

Rents from £145 p/w

3x 4x


PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

18 Our properties

ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC


Our properties 19

INFORMATION

Our RAM portfolio currently consists of 3 properties with 19 bed spaces for the 2017/18 tenancies, with more properties to be added over the summer.

PROPERTIES

Properties are all within a 30 minute commute of campus, and one of the current properties is within walking distance. Rents start from £134 p/w (£580 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £200 p/w (£866 pcm). Our tenancies all commence in September and are 51 weeks in length as a general rule, with occasional exceptions.

For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the RAM section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/royal-academy-musicstudent-homes

PROPERTY LIST Willesden Lane Kilburn, NW6 7TE

Rents from £134 p/w

8x

Scott Ellis Gardens Rents from £149 p/w St John’s Wood, NW8 9HG 4x Fordwych Road Kilburn, NW2 3TG

Rents from £140 p/w

7x


20 Our properties

PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

CITY


Our properties 21

INFORMATION

Our City portfolio currently consists of 4 properties with 14 bed spaces for the 2017/18 tenancies, with potential for more properties to be added over time.

PROPERTIES

Properties are all located within walking distance of City’s Northampton Square campus, with some as close as a 2 minute walk away. Rents start from £152 p/w (£658 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £195 p/w (£ pcm). Our tenancies all commence in September and are 51 weeks in length as a general rule, with occasional exceptions.

PROPERTY LIST For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the City section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/city-university-studenthomes

Windsor House Islington, N1 7SY

Rents from £152 p/w

Grimthorpe House Clerkenwell, EC1V 0BS

Rents from £167 p/w

Southwood Court Clerkenwell, EC1V 7HX

Rents from £190 p/w

Skipwith Building Clerkenwell, EC1V 7UH

Rents from £180 p/w

4x 4x 3x 3x


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INFORMATION

22 Our properties

STUDENT HOMES FOR ALL UNIVERSITY OF LONDON STUDENTS


Our properties 23

Properties are all within a 30 minute commute the campus of a University of London Institution, and a number of the current properties are within walking distance. Rents start from £156 p/w (£676 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £240 p/w (£1040 pcm). Our tenancies all commence in September and are 51 weeks in length as a general rule, with occasional exceptions.

George Street Marylebone, W1H 5LA

Rents from £200 p/w

Wood Field Belsize Park, NW3 2YA

Rents from £161 p/w

Rothay Regent’s Park, NW1 4DH

Rents from £172 p/w

Euston Road Fitzrovia, NW1 3AR

Rents from £210 p/w

Tranmere House Holloway, N7 8NB

Rents from £166 p/w

Cornwallis Square Archway, N19 4LY

Rents from £160 p/w

Brecknock Road Tufnell Park, N19 5AE

Rents from £170 p/w

Bedefield Kings Cross, WC1H 8DY

Rents from £185 p/w

2 flats - 3x 4x 4x 4x 4x 4x 11x 3x

Lincoln Court Rents from £160 p/w Stoke Newington, N16 5DZ 4x

For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the Student Homes section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/student-homes

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PROPERTY LIST

INFORMATION

As well as having properties that are available to students attending specific Colleges and Institutions, we also have a portfolio of properties that are open to those studying fulltime courses at any Institution that is part of the University of London federation. We currently have 44 bed spaces available in our UOL portfolio. If you are unsure if your College is part of the federation please visit the following web page for clarification: www.london.ac.uk/305.html


INFORMATION

24 Our properties

LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE SCHOOL

PROPERTIES

Our LCDS portfolio currently consists of one 4 bedroom property, however we are due to be adding a second property to the portfolio for the 2017/18 tenancies. The property is located within a 30 minute commute of the dance school. Rents start from £130 p/w (£563 per calendar month) and go up to approximately £153 p/w (£663 pcm). Our tenancies all commence in September and are 51 weeks in length. PROPERTY LIST Weedington Road Kentish Town, NW5 4PQ

Rents from £130 p/w

4x

For more detailed information on individual properties, including rent levels, area guides, property descriptions and availability, please visit the LCDS section of the Student Homes website – http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/ prospective/london-contemporarydance-school-student-homes


Furnishings 25

BEDROOMS:

KITCHENS:

Bed and Mattress: (We can confirm if the bed is a single, three quarter, or a double bed - just ask us), Mattress Protector, Desk, Chair, Desk lamp, Wastepaper bin, Bookshelves, Notice-board, Wardrobe, Chest of drawers, Bedside table, Curtains/Blinds

Cooker, Microwave, Washing machine, Vacuum cleaner, Cleaning accessories, Table and Chairs (if not a galley kitchen).

Bath, Shower attachment (if no separate shower), Shower rail/ curtain, Towel rail, Mirrored Cabinet, Toilet, Toilet Roll Holder, Toilet brush, Bin

LIVING ROOM: Sofa, Coffee table, Floor lamp, Curtains.

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BATHROOMS:

INFORMATION

FURNISHINGS


PROPERTIES

INFORMATION

26 FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS CAN I RENT A ROOM BEFORE I ARRIVE IN LONDON?

DO I NEED A GUARANTOR?

We have sourced a number of properties that lend themselves well to overseas or distance bookings. This is generally because the properties are in a particularly good location for your University Campus, have utilities included, or because they lend themselves well to individuals renting them. Please contact us if you are an overseas student, or are not located in London, and are looking for accommodation (without viewing) so we can point you in the right direction.

Your college will act as your guarantor if you live in one of our dedicated college properties. If you live in a property that is available to all University of London students you will need to arrange your own guarantor, our staff will assist you with this.

ARE THE ROOMS FURNISHED? All properties come fully furnished - furniture which is generally included as standard in our properties is detailed on page 25 (please note, that there is some variance from property to property inevitably).

WHAT FEES WILL BE DUE? When you apply for your chosen room or property, a deposit equivalent to a month’s rent needs to be paid up front. This is refundable at the end of the tenancy. Your first month’s rent is due before your tenancy begins - we generally ask students to pay their rent in August if their tenancy begins in September. Once you’ve moved in and your tenancy has begun rent will then be due on the 1st day of each subsequent month unless you opt to pay termly.


FAQ 27

When you sign a tenancy agreement you’re committing to the full term of the tenancy which includes paying rent for your chosen room or property until your tenancy ends; this is regardless of whether you’re still occupying your room or property or not. ARE BILLS INCLUDED IN THE RENT? Ordinarily you will be expected to set up accounts for all utility bills (gas, electricity, water, phone & WIFI). However, in a number of

I’M A PART-TIME STUDENT, CAN I BE HOUSED BY STUDENT HOMES? Unfortunately, we are unable to offer accommodation to parttime students: this is due to our Student Code membership, and also due to how a part-time student living in a shared property would affect the council tax due. There are other options available for you, please contact your college accommodation office or see the accommodation options on our Private Housing website for more information: www.housing.london.ac.uk

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Our contracts are ordinarily for 51 weeks and you would be expected to commit for the full 51 weeks - we have no flexibility in this respect unfortunately. Our advice would be not to sign for a room or property with us if you don’t want a 51 week tenancy.

our properties some or all of the bills may be included within the rental price. In this instance, it will be made clear to you before you view the property and on the property advertisement. If you do need to set up your own utility accounts when you move in we will ensure you have all the information and support you need to be able to do this.

INFORMATION

HOW LONG WILL THE CONTRACT BE? CAN I JUST SIGN FOR 9 MONTHS?


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INFORMATION

28 Feedback

FEEDBACK

88

%

of Student Homes tenants would recommend the service to other students

93

%

of Student Homes tenants rated staff as being helpful

94%

of tenants felt that their experience of living in shared student accommodation with fellow students had been positive

YOU PROVIDE AN AMAZING SERVICE AND WE HAVE ENJOYED LIVING HERE FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS!

(Current SOAS tenant)


I’M VERY MUCH ENJOYING MY TIME HERE SO FAR, AND I WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO KEEP THIS ACCOMMODATION FOR NEXT YEAR (Current UCL tenant)


STUDENT HOMES studenthomes.london.ac.uk student.homes@london.ac.uk 020 7664 4836 /uolstudenthomes @UoLStudentHomes

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