If you are choosing to live in private rented accommodation or haven't been allocated a place in University halls of residence, there is plenty of private accommodation available to rent in the local area.
There is a range of private housing options available:
- Shared house or flat - Most students looking for private rented accommodation choose to share a house or flat with other students. You will have your own bedroom, but generally the bathroom, kitchen and living room areas are shared with the other students living in the property. Typical rents vary from £360 - £400 per person per calendar month. Rental agreements are assured short hold tenancies, usually for a fixed term of 12 months, and are often held jointly by all the occupants of the property.
- Room in resident owner's home - Some students choose to rent a room in a house that is already occupied by the owner. This is also known as lodging. This may be slightly more expensive than renting a room in a shared house, but is usually a more flexible arrangement with a shorter notice period required if you wish to move out. Rents normally include utility bills.
You can search for accommodation online using Student Rightmove and Studentpad. The Students' Union (RUSU) also provides guidance on finding private rented accommodation, as well as opportunities to get in touch with other students looking to rent a house.