Fontessa House

51/57 Upper Northgate Street Chester, CH1 4EE, United Kingdom   View Map

Fontessa House, fabulous student accommodation in Chester is on Upper Northgate Street, a short walk from Chester’s City Centre and the University of Chester is just a short walk away too. You will be able to enjoy a common room equipped with a large TV, bike storage and more at Fontessa House Chester. You can here choose from a range of modern en-suite cluster apartments and large studios.

All rooms at Fontessa House Chester student accommodation come with great personal study space, new fully fitted kitchens, a dining area, huge bathrooms and good storage space for all your personal belongings. Owing to the great location the best of Chester is right at your doorstep, so you will never run out of options to explore. Also, Fontessa House student accommodation has brilliant social spaces where you can enjoy your daily shows on the TV or simply meet up with your friends. Fontessa House Chester provides spacious parking spaces where you can keep your bike.  If you feel fearful about anything, you can contact the 24/7 Security Team which will be happy to throw all your fears away.

A little bit about the City

While at Fontessa House, you will find the best of what the city has to offer right at your doorstep. Bars, restaurants or just some shopping that has been on your mind, all of this and more just a short walk away.

Chester truly has a lot to offer culturally, and if you are an international student in Chester, you can indulge in the oldest racecourse, 1000-year-old Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre, 700 years old shopping row. This city has so much history that it is bound to have you intrigued and all close to home! If student life is getting too much then you can head to the Zoo too for some monkey business!

One can explore good student hangouts near Fontessa House student accommodation.  Head to Oddfellows Arms for some dance music, great chilled beer and a good time with your friends. Chez Jules is a hot favourite among students for its mind-blowing food which you can devour with your friends and flatmates.

One can visit historical places, make good friends and study while staying at Fontessa House student accommodation.

Features

Flat Screen TV

Common Room

Bike Storage

On-site laundry facilities

On-site management

Wifi

Safety

24-hour security

CCTV

Price Also Include

Electricity Bill

Gas Bill

Heating Bill

Water Bill

Wifi

Book your room

Standard En-suite

Standard En-suite is 13 sqm sized room with shared Kitchen and a private bathroom. The room has 3/4 double bed, under bed storage, spacious wardrobe, bedside table, large desk and chair. It is well equipped with all the modern amenties required for a comfortable living.
Weeks 50
Move-in 07/Sep/18
Move-out 22/Aug/20
Per week £115
Total £ 5750.00
Weeks 44
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £120
Total £ 5280.00

Premium En-suite

Premium En-suite is 18sqm sized room with shared kitchen and a private bathroom. The room has 3/4 double bed, under bed storage, spacious wardrobe, bedside table, large desk and chair.It is well equipped with all the modern amenties required for a comfortable living.
Weeks 50
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 22/Aug/20
Per week £119
Total £ 5950.00
Weeks 44
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £124
Total £ 5456.00

Standard Studio

The standard studio is 18 sqm sized with an open-plan Kitchen and a private bathroom. The room has a double bed, under bed storage, spacious wardrobe, bedside table, large study desk and chair. It is well equipped with all the modern amenties required for a comfortable living.
Weeks 50
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 22/Aug/20
Per week £130
Total £ 6500.00
Weeks 44
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £135
Total £ 5940.00

Accessible Studio

The Accessible Studio is 24sqm sized with an open-plan Kitchen and a private bathroom, private bedroom having double bed, under bed storage, spacious wardrobe, bedside table, large study desk-chair.It is well equipped with all the modern amenties required for a comfortable living.
Weeks 50
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 22/Aug/20
Per week £130
Total £ 6500.00
Weeks 44
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £135
Total £ 5940.00

Premium Studio

The Premium Studio is 20sqm sized with an open-plan Kitchen and a private bathroom. The room has a double bed, under bed storage, spacious wardrobe, bedside table, large study desk and chair.It is well equipped with all the modern amenties required for a comfortable living.
Weeks 50
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 22/Aug/20
Per week £135
Total £ 6750.00
Weeks 44
Move-in 07/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £140
Total £ 6160.00
Select Tenancy to book:
50 Week (07/Sep/18 - 22/Aug/20)
£115 per Week (£ 5750.00 total )
44 Week (07/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£120 per Week (£ 5280.00 total )
Select Tenancy to book:
50 Week (07/Sep/19 - 22/Aug/20)
£119 per Week (£ 5950.00 total )
44 Week (07/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£124 per Week (£ 5456.00 total )
Select Tenancy to book:
50 Week (07/Sep/19 - 22/Aug/20)
£130 per Week (£ 6500.00 total )
44 Week (07/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£135 per Week (£ 5940.00 total )

Accessible Studio

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
50 Week (07/Sep/19 - 22/Aug/20)
£130 per Week (£ 6500.00 total )
44 Week (07/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£135 per Week (£ 5940.00 total )

Premium Studio

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
50 Week (07/Sep/19 - 22/Aug/20)
£135 per Week (£ 6750.00 total )
44 Week (07/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£140 per Week (£ 6160.00 total )

Essentials

Advance Rent
£300 to secure your room, this is an advance rent payment and will be adjusted in the overall rent.

Rent Payments
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. 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.

Q. Why should I live at Fontessa House?

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 fontessa house?

Q. Do I have to be a student to live at fontessa house?

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.

Q. Do I pay a deposit?

You will be required to pay a damage deposit of £250 and a Utility Deposit of £50.

Q. Can I smoke at fontessa house?

Smoking is not permitted in any area within fontessa house, this includes bedrooms, stairways and external courtyard areas.

Q. Can I bring a pet?

No pets of any type are permitted at fontessa house.

Q. Where can I do my Laundry?

A laundry is provided with washers and dryers on site.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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 fontessa house staff.

Q. What about security?

We provide 24-hour security with CCTV, electronic access control and a member of staff on site. Our residents also have a responsibility for ensuring the site is kept secure and are asked to ensure the accommodation remains safe by not allowing access to non-residents and reporting anything suspicious to staff immediately.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Our 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.

Q. 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.

Q. What does fully furnished kitchen mean?

We design homes that provide everything you need to enjoy living with us. Our 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.

Q. What Broadband packages are there?
A broadband connection is provided to every room at fontessa house which requires a £50 connection fee prior to moving in.

Q. Is there a 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.    

Q. 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.

Q. 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.

Q. Is a TV provided?

The TV is not provided in the rooms – however, there is a large flat screen TV in the Common Room at fontessa house 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.

Q. 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.

Q. When do I pay my rent?

Your rent may be due before the contract begins and that the dates may not coincide with student loan dates. This should be taken into consideration when planning your accommodation as late payments may be subject to interest charges and, in some cases, legal action against the resident and their guarantor.

Q. 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.

Q. What if I change my bank account or card details?

Please notify a member of the management staff immediately with any new details to ensure your rent is taken on the due date and to avoid any unnecessary charges.

Q. 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.  will commence legal proceedings against any resident who fails to pay the rent due. These proceeding will also include action against the resident’s guarantor.

Q. 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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