House hunting event
If you have not yet secured accommodation for 2013 / 14, we recommend you contact our Accommodation Team for advice on +44 (0)115 848 2894.
You may also wish to use the accommodation messageboard to meet students who are looking for, or have, accommodation available. The Private Sector Search is still showing vacancies for 2013 / 14.
House Hunting for 2013 / 14
If you're starting to think about where you want to live next year, make sure you are aware of the all the facts before you commit yourself to anything.
Nottingham Trent University and Unipol Student Homes work in partnership to help students find quality accommodation in the private sector and are committed to raising accommodation standards through the Unipol DASH Code. Here are some of the key points you should remember before you make any accommodation decisions for next year:
1. There's no rush!
There’s a lot of student accommodation available in Nottingham. On our accommodation website there are currently 600 bed spaces left over from last year, so if you've been told that you will miss out if you don't book early - it simply isn't true.
2. House hunting officially starts on 21 January 2013
This is when both Nottingham universities publish all of the available private sector properties that are advertised through them. Last year there were more than 7,000 bed spaces advertised on our site giving you the best possible choice.
3. Make sure your property is accredited
All of the properties that appear on the Nottingham Trent University website are signed up to Nottingham Trent’s approved accreditation scheme - the Unipol DASH code. If your property is covered by this Code and you have any problems during your tenancy you'll have peace of mind that Unipol will be there to help you.
4. Booking early isn't smart house hunting
If you do choose to find your accommodation before the official start date, be aware that not only are you likely to limit your choice of options but you're also likely to pay more. Only once all the properties are launched on 21 January 2013 you will be able to view the market as a whole and to see where the best deals can be found. Use the time before the start date to do your research on where you want to live, and who you want to live with.
5. Contracts are legally binding
Once you have signed a contract you are legally committed for the duration of your tenancy. This is likely to equate to several thousand pounds so be absolutely certain before you put pen to paper. Contracts are complicated documents and your Student Advice Centre will be more than happy to check over your contract before you sign.
If you're in NTU accommodation then there is help you make the best possible accommodation choice. Nottingham Trent University will be hold a series of House Hunting Roadshow talks in your halls. We'll also be distributing House Hunting Guides to your Halls in the next few weeks so look out for these and if you don't receive a copy just call into the Student Services Centre to pick one up.