Host Student Apartments is a modern student accommodation located on 561A Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham. It is only a 5-minute walk from the University of Birmingham and a short bus ride away from Birmingham City University and Aston University. It offers good amenities such as outdoor garden spaces, on-site laundry room and free Wi-Fi. They offer en-suite rooms in shared flats and studios.
If you love to live with others, then you should definitely opt for an en-suite room in shared flats where you will have your fully furnished bedroom with private en-suite bathroom, study area and storage area. However, you will have to share the living and kitchen area with other flatmates. So, you can practice singing for the upcoming music band auditions for your college in the privacy of your room or discuss the shortcomings of the latest movie trailers with your flatmates in the living area. Host student apartments Birmingham also provides independent and luxurious studios which feature a fully furnished personal bedroom, en-suite shower room, study space, storage area, kitchenette and lounge area. So, you can learn how to swing dance in your lounge area or curl up with a good book in your room. Host student apartments student accommodation provides a spacious outdoor garden where you can chit-chat with your friends on the sunny afternoon or admire the beautiful nature. Host student apartments Birmingham student accommodation also offers an on-site laundry room with washing and drying facilities so you don’t have to worry about dirty clothes. Host student apartments Birmingham provides free Wi-Fi so you can easily watch famous conspiracy theories or stay connected with your family members and friends. Host student apartments student accommodation makes sure all of its residents are safe by providing CCTV and a 24/7 security team to resolve all of your security related issues.
International students in Birmingham will enjoy a visit the famous Cadbury World in Birmingham City. You will be able to see the legendary chocolates coming to life here and witness the world-famous chocolates in the making. Literature buffs can also visit Anne Hathaway’s cottage where renowned storyteller Shakespeare courted his future wife. It is a beautiful countryside setup letting you go back in time and enjoy the old-world glory. Others, who are not into historical places, can go to Birmingham City Centre and have a delightful time shopping.
One can visit quite a few interesting places near Host student apartments Birmingham student accommodation. Enjoy traditional British food with friends and flatmates at the Simpsons Restaurant. Others can head straight to the Fletchers Bar and Eatery to enjoy drinks with light snacks with friends and classmates.
Host student apartments student accommodation is ideal for students who love to live a practical yet comfortable student-life.
Private Room(1 types to choose from)
1 single bed
15 Sep 2018
7 Sep 2019
Studio Flat(1 types to choose from)
1 single bed
15 Sep 2018
7 Sep 2019
£300 to secure your room, this is an advance rent payment and will be adjusted in the overall rent.
Pay in full
Pay in 3 instalments - UK Guarantor needed
Pay monthly - when using Housing Hand as the guarantor service. 1st instalment due on 1st August and then every month thereafter.
Mode of Payment
Pay using a debit/credit card online, over the phone or at the reception
Pay via direct debit or bank transfer
You may cancel your booking within 24 hours of signing your tenancy (if your tenancy period has not begun). In this scenario, your advance rent payment along with any other rent payments will be refunded.
If you wish to cancel 24 hours after signing your tenancy (if your tenancy period has not begun), you may still do so provided you do it before 1st August 2017. In this scenario, your advance rent payment is forfeited, but you will not be obligated to make any further payments as per the tenancy agreement.
If you wish to cancel on or after 1st August 2017, you may do so, but you will be required to find a replacement tenant. Until a suitable replacement is found, you may not be released from the tenancy agreement and are liable to pay the rent. A £100 admin fee is charged to accommodate the new tenant.
Why should I live at Host Student Apartments?
We want you to have the best student experience possible. That means going beyond just providing somewhere comfy and practical to live, to ensure you feel safe and happy. And we have staff on-hand 24/7 to ensure that’s the case. It’s why we’ve been awarded an International Accommodation Quality Mark and have been voted Best Value for Money 2016 in the National Student Housing Survey, the question should really be, why should I not stay at Host Student Apartments?
Do I have to be a student to live at Host Student Apartments?
To take out a tenancy with us you need to be eligible for council tax exemption. This applies to all full-time students and some part-time students. If you’re unsure, your university or college should be able to let you know.
Do I pay a deposit?
You will be required to pay a damage deposit of £250 and a Utility Deposit of £50.
Can I smoke at Host Student Apartments?
Smoking is not permitted in any area within Host Student Apartments, this includes bedrooms, stairways and external courtyard areas.
Can I bring a pet?
No pets of any type are permitted at Host Student Apartments.
Where can I do my Laundry?
A laundry is provided with washers and dryers on site.
Do I need to take out contents insurance?
No, you do not. Contents insurance is automatically included with your rent. When you arrive we’ll provide you with details of the policy.
What happens once I have reported maintenance?
You will be given a copy of the maintenance slip that will be passed to our caretaker. The caretaker will attend to make the necessary repairs as soon as possible. Occasionally, it will not always be possible to complete the repair on the first visit and a subsequent visit may be necessary. Repairs are responded to on a priority basis, please be aware that it may not be possible to attend to your problem the same day you report it, especially at busy times of the year.
Can I cancel my contract before I move in?
If you cancel your contract before the contract begins you will be subject to our cancellation terms and charges. Cancellations will only be accepted upon receipt of a completed cancellation form. Contact the Cambridge office to request a form.
Can I connect to the internet?
Absolutely. A super fast internet connection is available in every bedroom. But just so you know, broadband arrangements do vary in some halls.
Can I have guests to stay?
Overnight guests are permitted provided your flatmates agree. All overnight guests must be signed in at reception for safety, security and so that staff know who is on site in the event of an emergency. You must accompany your guests at all times whilst they are on site and you are responsible for their behaviour.
Who is responsible for cleaning my flat?
It is the resident’s own responsibility to clean their rooms and they share responsibility for the communal area of the flat. Management staff will conduct monthly inspections and you are expected to ensure that your room and flat is clean on these days. Failure to meet the required cleanliness standards will result in external cleaning contractors being brought in, the cost of which will be passed onto the resident(s). At the end of the tenancy the bedroom and flat must be returned in a good, clean condition to avoid cleaning charges, again it is the responsibility of all residents to ensure the kitchen and lounge are clean. The block stairways are regularly cleaned by the Host Student Apartments staff.
What about security?
24-hour security with CCTV, electronic access control and a member of staff on site.
Do I need to move out during the holidays?
Your contract is for a fixed length of time – so your room is yours throughout that period. That means that you don’t have the hassle of moving your belongings out during the Christmas or Easter vacations, and you can choose to stay in your property over these holidays if you want. It’s usually possible to book additional accommodation over the summer period if you want to stay then too. But we advise booking early to ensure rooms are available.
Will I be able to change rooms after I have arrived?
It is not usually possible to change rooms after you have arrived. All rooms are allocated on a 42 or 50-week contract and unless another resident also requests a room swap we would be unable to change your room.
Do you have staff at your properties?
Every student home has a team of trained staff on site to respond to meet your needs. Their job is to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. On-site management offices are open Monday to Friday and will answer any questions, respond to any issues, offer advice and ensure a friendly face is there to greet you every day.
What happens on move in day?
You will be welcomed on arrival in the Building you are booked into by a member of Host Student Apartments staff. We will issue you with a welcome pack which contains all the information you need to live at Host Student Apartments and you will be directed to your room.
What happens if I have a maintenance problem?
Every student home has a dedicated caretaker team to respond to and solve your maintenance issues. We respond to every issue quickly and, if possible, will complete the repair during the first visit. Of course, this isn’t always possible and there are times when parts need to be ordered or external contractors arranged. When this happens, we’ll keep you updated on the progress.
What does fully-furnished kitchen mean?
Flats come kitted out with all your cooking appliances: cooker, hob, kettle, toaster and microwave* and some sites also provide cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.
What Broadband packages are there?
A broadband connection is provided to every room at Host Student Apartments which requires a £50 connection fee prior to moving in.
Is there telephone in my flat?
No, there is no telephone provided in the rooms. You can use a mobile phone or make calls via the internet using our Wi-Fi.
What cooking equipment is provided in my flat?
All flats come with a cooker, hob, fridge/freezer and microwave provided. We do not supply toasters, kettles or any cutlery or crockery. You could buy kitchen items after you arrive and share the cost with your housemates.
What does being a guarantor mean?
All students who wish to take up our rent instalment plan are required to provide a UK guarantor (excludes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).
By agreeing to be a guarantor, you are signing a legal document stating that you agree to pay the rent and guarantee the behaviour of the resident if they default. Please do not sign this agreement if you do not wish to take on this responsibility.
Any student who does not have a UK guarantor will be required to pay the full year’s rent upon application.
Is TV provided?
TV is not provided in the rooms – however, there is a large flat screen TV in the Common Room at Host Student Apartments which is for everyone to use and there is also a PlayStation 4. You can bring a TV from home but you must buy a TV Licence.
Where can I store my bike?
There is an internal bike store in each of the three buildings and storage is at the owners’ risk. No bikes may be stored within the flats.
Can I park on site?
We don’t have any general parking at Host Student Apartments. For general parking in Cambridge, the Queen Anne and Grafton Street, multi-storey car parks are both five minutes’ walk from campus and there’s a short-stay car park opposite the campus on Adam and Eve Street.
What should I do if I am having financial problems?
If you are having financial difficulties, you should contact a member of the management immediately. Failure to do so could result in interest charges being added to your account if you fail to pay on the due dates as well as legal proceedings being started against you and, where applicable, your guarantor. Management staff can usually advise you of where to go to get additional financial help which will assist you in meeting your financial obligations.
What if I change my bank account or card details?
Please notify a member of management staff immediately with any new details to ensure your rent is taken on the due date and to avoid any unnecessary charges.
What if I don’t pay?
If you don’t pay your rent daily interest may be added to the amount you owe to us. Your guarantor will be contacted and will be asked to pay the amount that you owe. Legal proceedings will commence against any resident who fails to pay the rent due. These proceeding will also include action against the resident’s guarantor.
Do I need to pay council tax?
Provided you are a student in full-time education you will be exempt from Council Tax.
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