There is plenty of private accommodation available to rent near the University. The Students' Union provides housing information to students who wish to rent private houses or student flats in Reading.
Shared house or flat
Most students looking for private rented accommodation choose to share a house or flat with other students.
Each student has his or her own study-bedroom and all bathroom, kitchen and living-room areas are shared with the other occupants of the property.
Typical rents vary from £260 to £300 per person per calendar month.
Rental agreements are assured short hold tenancies, usually for a fixed term of 12 months.
Tenancies 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 occupied by the owner. This is also known as lodging.
May be slightly more expensive than renting a room in a shared house.
More flexible arrangement, with a shorter notice period required if you wish to move out.