We offer a simpler deposit system, all our properties have a standard deposit price of £150 but you must supply at least one guarantor. If you’re an overseas student, unable to provide a guarantor or fall under any other special circumstance we will instead need a £200 deposit.
A guarantor is a person who will pay your rent in your stead they will have to sign a guarantee and submit it to the landlord. A guarantor can be anyone but it’s usually a parent or other family member.
Your rent covers all your essential utilities including your water, electricity and gas. It also covers your broadband but the TV licence costs aren’t covered. However, we can add this to your rent total for a small added price per month.
Our gas and electricity allowance is capped at the weekly price of £8 and £12 per person respectively. There may be some variation depending on the size of the property and our cap is designed to allow you to live comfortably as long as you use appliances sensibly.
Sorry but to be fair we don’t allow any special individual agreements, all our tenancy agreements will be joint agreements between all members of a household. The majority of student letting agents will follow the very same guidelines. From May of each year however we will consider individual room lets for any houses that have not yet been taken.
Our letting agreement length is 48 weeks, this is the standard length for the majority of student accommodation houses.
There are a range of different rental payment plans, but no matter which plan you choose your first payment must be paid no later than your commencement date.
We have two separate rental payment plans for you to choose from, the termly plan is paid in three separate instalments and we also offer a 10-payment monthly instalment plan.
We are very flexible when it comes to your move in date however it will of course depend on when the previous tenant has left. We may also need to carry out cleaning work or maintenance before you can move in as well.
We do not allow pets at any of our properties sorry.
The rooms in our properties, even if they have a double bed, are only designed for single occupancy.
Yes, you can still get a room however many landlords will be looking to rent to groups of students exclusively. However, we do have plenty of student rooms in Lancaster that would be ideal for students just looking for a room so you will likely still be able to find something.
This isn’t overly unusual so don’t panic! For situations like this we will allow you to pay a percentage of your rent and then you can pay the outstanding balance once you’ve received your finance payments.
Lancaster University is reachable by a number of buses and all our student homes are located near strong transport links. We have homes in the city centre and the surrounding areas so you will usually only need to make a short bus journey to reach the university.
The buses are very regular to Lancaster University and there are two services that go there, the 2 and the 2A. The route 3 bus also goes very close to the university and most buses are very frequent during peak travel times.
When searching for accommodation for the next academic year the best time to start looking is around November or December if you want to be sure you’ll have a place for the following September. Be warned though there will be a lot of students looking during this time so you will still need to act fast, but to balance this there will be a greater number of properties available during this time.
Yes, usually this shouldn’t be a problem as long as no important work is arranged, we will supply you with a short-term tenancy agreement to cover you till the next academic year begins.
Of course, first of all pick the property you’re interested in (or room) and then get in touch with us through your preferred method of communication and we’ll talk you through the application process. If you’re having trouble finding something then you can contact us to help you search. Simply outline what you’re looking for and we’ll find some options for you to consider, you can then arrange a viewing.
We normally ask for a deposit of £150 which will be refunded at the end of the tenancy and you will have to find a guarantor as well. The guarantor will sign the tenancy agreement as well to state that they will pay the rent if you are unable to. If you can’t find a guarantor then don’t panic we will likely still be able to help you.
Don’t worry your rent can still easily be paid, in the majority of cases rent is paid through online banking so if you’re away it shouldn’t be a problem. If you do run into a problem then get in touch with us as soon as possible and we will do our best to find a solution.
Your student maintenance loan is specifically designed to cover accommodation and living costs, however every case is unique. It’s not unusual for students to work part-time to get some extra money to help towards general expenses.
The good news for students is that we charge a very competitive price, our rent starts from just £75 per person per week (much cheaper than average £95 set by many other agencies) and this includes all your utilities and the internet. With our great packages there’s no extra bills to worry about either.
In the majority of cases a full-time student will not be able claim housing benefit however, part-time students usually can. The following exceptions can allow full-time students to still apply for housing benefit.
- If you are a single parent.
- If you have a partner who is a student and one or both of you are responsible for a child.
- If you have income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-based support allowance or universal credit.
- If you currently live in supported accommodation.
- If you have a disability that also qualifies you for a disability premium.
- If you receive a disabled student’s allowance (if it’s for deafness)
Yes, your student loan and any other earnings will be taken into account when your housing benefit is designated.