Frequently Asked Questions
We feel it is better to use an agent as you have a proper impartial point of contact. If you have any issues or queries you always have someone on the end of a phone or you can pop in discuss things with us. For many students, this will be the first time that they will have moved out of home and it is just reassuring (sometimes more for the parents!!) that there is someone on hand to assist with any day to day matters. It is amazing the questions we get asked, whether it is `how do I turn on the heating` or `why isn’t the dishwasher working’.
We are always here to help and give the best advice we can to ensure your college/university experience is a memorable one, for the right reasons!
How big are your properties?
Unity Lets has a wide selection of student accommodation available. Within shared houses, these range from 1 to 13 bedrooms and it is really a case of personal choice as to what sort of property you would like to live in.
When do I need to start looking?
The University will usually release its accommodation during January so most of the student letting agents will be looking to open their books for viewings during December, January and February. There will always be rooms available up until the start of the term in September as there will be new properties coming onto the market and obviously not all rooms will be taken during the winter booking session. If you are very particular about location and size of the house/flat you require we would suggest looking earlier rather than later in order to have the widest choice.
How much should I be expecting to pay?
This will vary from agent to agent depending on whether the property includes or excludes bills. You can look to pay on average £75 to £100 per week including all bills such as your gas, electricity and water. Obviously these prices will vary depending on the size of the room you are looking to take and the location of the property. These figures are based on a room in a shared house with communal facilities.