Student Accommodation Services are here to help you to find suitable and safe accommodation in the private sector. We work in partnership with Unipol Student Homes, a charity that works nationally to improve standards in student housing. You can also be assured that we only advertise properties via our website which are fully accredited under the Unipol DASH code.
There are many things that students need to look for and consider when viewing accommodation in the private sector. You can increase your chances of securing the best possible accommodation by getting some basic information before you start your search. A good starting point would be to:
- read the Unipol Essential House Hunting Guide
- use a search checklist of what to look for before you move in
- get information on contracts, deposits and retainers
Private sector vacancy search
The private sector vacancy search facility provides details about properties with vacancies that are part of the Unipol Dash Code (Decent and Safe Homes). This code has been set up to help students find suitable and safe accommodation in the private sector. Therefore we would recommend that you only view properties that are part of this code.
Types of residences available
Shared houses and flats are the option that many students choose in the private sector. Students usually share the kitchen or living area and bathroom and will have their own bedroom. Rent is usually paid separately and bills are shared. There is a recommended search checklist of things to look for before you move in and information about contracts and deposits. Please use the search facility to look for vacancies in properties that are part of the Unipol Dash Code. Private shared houses or flats usually cost between £45 and £90 a week. This amount is exclusive of heating and lighting charges.