Accommodation

Off campus

Useful information

Property photographs for advertisement

The website can display numerous photos and we would strongly recommend that you take full advantage of this. These can easily be uploaded yourself but please feel free to supply us with external and internal photographs by e-mail or on disk or memory stick.

Safety certificates

The dates of your gas and electricity safety inspections appear on your advertisement. Once these dates expire your advert will no longer appear on the website. It is your responsibility to provide us with copies of the current certificates in order for these dates to be updated. You will be sent automatic email reminders directly from Studentpad 21 days before the certificates are due to expire. You can update these documents directly to Studentpad if you would prefer.

Continuity of advertising

Your advertisement will run continuously until 30 November unless you remove it yourself, advise us that the property is let or if any of your certificates have expired. To avoid you receiving unnecessary telephone calls and to preserve the integrity of the website, remove your advert as soon as the property has been let. We are happy to make any changes for you. Please email your requests.

Assured shorthold tenancy agreements

Student are encouraged to get their tenancy agreements checked by the Student Advice and Support Services. We also receive a lot of requests from students to ‘check’ tenancy contracts that they have been asked to sign and we are concerned that some contracts we are seeing are a lot better prepared than others. We want to ensure that the best interests of both students and landlords are protected by the contracts being used.

The Student Accommodation Centre currently has Tenancy Contracts for our own properties that are regularly updated by our specialist housing solicitors. We are satisfied that our contracts meet the all of the legal requirements and ensure good management practise.

We have three separate agreements for the scenarios of:

  • Joint tenancy including utility bills
  • Joint tenancy excluding utility bills
  • Room in shared house

You have the opportunity of purchasing a complete set of the three agreements. We can supply them as Microsoft Word document templates, together with advisory notes on how they can be completed for the sum of £42.00 including VAT.

Academic timetable for 2017/18

Autumn Term: 2 October 2017 – 15 December 2017
Spring Term: 8 January 2018 – 16 March 2018
Summer Term: 16 April 2018 – 20 June 2018
Semester 1: 2 October 2017 - 2 February 2018
Semester 2: 5 February 2018 - 20 June 2018