Cowgate

200 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ, UK   View Map

Cowgate is a contemporary student accommodation located in Cowgate, 2mins away from Edinburgh’s city centre. The best of what the city has to offer is literally at your doorstep from bars, clubs, restaurants and the best of entertainment too. The university campuses are well placed as well, within 3mins walking radius. Choose from a range of cluster flats and studio apartments. There is bike storage available as well for residents.

At Cowgate accommodation, all rooms are well furnished. The property has been thoughtfully designed keeping in mind the active lifestyle of a student. Your room comes furnished with a comfortable bed, study space, stylish en-suite bathroom and ample storage space. The cluster flats are brilliant for undergraduate students, as you will have a great opportunity to socialise and get to know other students as well. If you are a post-graduate student in search of a more independent space then the studio is a perfect match for you. You will have your own bed, study space, ample storage, private shower and a fully fitted kitchen. You can come home to work on your research or you can also prep your meals. The studio offers you your space where you can work on your research distraction-free and have friends over when looking for company. If you are planning on bringing your bike with you to the university then there is bike storage for you too. Park your bikes safely without any fear of the same being stolen or you having to unnecessarily clutter your room.

Edinburgh is a delight for international students as there is so much to explore. During your first week, you must make time to visit Arthur’s Seat as this place gives you the 360° view of the city. This place always makes for a classic fresher’s week selfie. You must also take advantage of living on Cowgate, exploring the innumerable bars and clubs are the perfect way to start your university life and socialising. The best part about going out to a party here is that you would not end up burning a hole in your pocket. Three Sisters, Pilgrim and the Hive are great for students on a budget, a must check out!

There are plenty of restaurants around the property as well for you to explore when you are not in the mood to cook. Mother India’s Café is just down the road and dishes out delish curries that you will enjoy. There are plenty of other places that you and your friends can try. If pulling an all-nighter then pick yourself a coffee shot from Starbucks to keep yourself alert. For a mid-week break, you and your friends must try out Escape Edinburgh. It is a great escape game that you and your friends can play together. Get locked in a room with clues, solving which will get you out, put all your brilliant minds together and escape before the time is up!

Features

Bike Storage

Wifi

Onsite security

Onsite maintenance

On-site management

On-site laundry facilities

Common Room

Safety

24-hour security

Onsite security

Onsite maintenance

CCTV

Price Also Include

Electricity Bill

Wifi

Water Bill

Heating Bill

Gas Bill

Book your room

6 Bed Cluster

6 Bed Cluster is nicely built holding good storage and living space. It includes private bedroom having 3/4 sized bed, wardrobe, study desk chair, private bathroom and an open plan shared kitchen. Cluster is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy stay.
Weeks 43
Move-in 01/Sep/18
Move-out 29/Jun/19
Per week £159
Total £ 6837.00

4 Bed Cluster

4 Bed Cluster is nicely built holding good storage and living space. It includes private bedroom having 3/4 sized bed, wardrobe, study desk chair, private bathroom and an open plan shared kitchen. Cluster is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy stay.
Weeks 43
Move-in 01/Sep/18
Move-out 29/Jun/19
Per week £159
Total £ 6837.00

Large 4 Bed Cluster

Large 4 Bed Cluster is nicely built holding good storage and living space. It includes private bedroom having 3/4 sized bed, wardrobe, study desk chair, private bathroom and an open plan shared kitchen. Cluster is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy stay.
Weeks 43
Move-in 01/Sep/18
Move-out 29/Jun/19
Per week £169
Total £ 7267.00

Studio

Studio is nicely built holding good storage and living space. It includes 3/4 sized bed, wardrobe, study desk chair, private bathroom and an open plan private kitchen. Studio is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy and comfortable stay.
Weeks 43
Move-in 01/Sep/18
Move-out 29/Jun/19
Per week £219
Total £ 9417.00

Penthouse Studio

Penthouse is a private luxury studio situated over two floors at the top of the building has amazing views. It is nicely built holding good storage and living space. Penthouse includes 3/4 sized bed, wardrobe, study desk chair, private bathroom and an open plan private kitchen. It is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy and comfortable living.
Weeks 38
Move-in 06/Oct/18
Move-out 29/Jun/19
Per week £239
Total £ 9082.00

Large Studio

Large Studio is a spacious studio is situated on the ground floor. It is nicely built holding good storage and living space including 3/4 sized beds, wardrobe, study desk chair, private bathroom and an open plan private kitchen. Studio is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy and comfortable stay.
Weeks 43
Move-in 01/Sep/18
Move-out 29/Jun/19
Per week £249
Total £ 10707.00

6 Bed Cluster

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
43 Week (01/Sep/18 - 29/Jun/19)
£159 per Week (£ 6837.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: Refer a friend and receive £100 Cashback. Early Bird Offer.   + 1 more

4 Bed Cluster

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
43 Week (01/Sep/18 - 29/Jun/19)
£159 per Week (£ 6837.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: Refer a friend and receive £100 Cashback. Early Bird Offer.   + 1 more

Large 4 Bed Cluster

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
43 Week (01/Sep/18 - 29/Jun/19)
£169 per Week (£ 7267.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: Refer a friend and receive £100 Cashback. Early Bird Offer.   + 1 more

Select Tenancy to book:
43 Week (01/Sep/18 - 29/Jun/19)
£219 per Week (£ 9417.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: Refer a friend and receive £100 Cashback. Early Bird Offer.   + 1 more

Penthouse Studio

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
38 Week (06/Oct/18 - 29/Jun/19)
£239 per Week (£ 9082.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: Refer a friend and receive £100 Cashback. Early Bird Offer.   + 1 more

Large Studio

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
43 Week (01/Sep/18 - 29/Jun/19)
£249 per Week (£ 10707.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: Refer a friend and receive £100 Cashback. Early Bird Offer.   + 1 more

Essentials

Deposit Fees: 

£50 - £250 to confirm the booking (Refundable at the end of tenancy)

Rent Payments:
Pay in Full (14 days prior to your contract start date)
Pay in 3 instalments, due in September, January and April (UK based guarantor required)
Pay in 10 instalments with an additional one-time admin fee (UK based guarantor required)

Mode of Payment:
Pay using a debit card or a credit card (1.5% surcharge) online, over the phone or at the reception
Pay via direct debit or bank transfer

You can cancel your booking up to 14 days after you accept your offer or pay your deposit (the Initial Cancellation Period) providing you have not already moved into the property and we will refund your security deposit in full.

 

If you are outside the 14-days cool off period, you may cancel, but are 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.

 

If you do not meet the grades of the university you initially applied to OR fail to receive a VISA, you may be released from the contract and receive a refund of your deposit provided you provide the documents as a proof of this within 2 working days of the results. In case of University rejection, evidence can be a written rejection letter from the University/College/UCAS, or a screenshot of the customer’s UCAS status along with the results, etc. In case of VISA rejection, evidence can be a copy of the letter from the Home Office or other official Visa issuing body as well as a letter from the university, sponsor or institution where they were supposed to be studying. It must clearly show the student’s full name, address and date of issue.

1. Can I live here?

You must be a full-time student, and be 18 years or older to live in the property. You can book with this property whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

2. Are pets allowed?

No, pets are not permitted in the buildings.

3. Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you enlist the details of friends that you would like to live with in the booking form with us.

4. Can I choose my room?

Rooms are allotted on first cum first served basis.

5. Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing at. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy please note there is a room move admin fee of £50.00, you would also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move.

A room move would be impacted by the availability at the time of the request and if there is a waiting list for the requested room or flat type.

Should your requested room move result in moving to more expensive accommodation then yourself and the Guarantor shall be liable to pay the higher rent from the date the Tenant is given access to the more expensive accommodation.

6. Do you provide summer accommodation?

Yes, the summer accommodation of the same provider usually opens around March.

7. Do I have to move out in the holidays?

No, your room is yours for the full contract period! You won’t have to move out in the holidays, so you won’t have to remove your belongings every term.

8. How do I book a viewing?

You can book a viewing of any selected property by sending us an email.

9. How do I cancel or re-arrange my viewing?

By dropping us an email for the same.

10. Can I book a room without a viewing?

Absolutely. However, we would always recommend booking a viewing wherever possible.

11. How long does a viewing take?

Usually up to 30 minutes. However, the sales team are always happy to spend as much time as is needed assisting you with your booking.

12. What will I be shown on my viewing?

All communal areas and room types requested (dependent upon availability).

13. I'm in a different country, how do I view a property?

All the properties of the provider have access to Skype option, so you can view a property from wherever you want. Just drop us an email the date & time that suits you and we would arrange a viewing for you.

14. What do I do if I’m a first-year student and I’m still waiting for my exam results?

If you’re still waiting for your exam results and you’re not sure whether your place at university is confirmed, don’t worry! You can still apply. You just need to ensure that if you do not get your place at university, you let us know on your chosen property in writing a maximum of 3 days after the A Level results day, to cancel your booking. You must provide a UCAS letter to verify your change in circumstances. In this instance, you will receive a full refund of your deposit. If you don’t let us know within 3 days, your tenancy agreement will remain in place, and you will be liable for the rent on your room for the entire contract period.

15. What do you need from me to book a room?

Register with us.

16.Tell us your preferences and then select your chosen room

Complete all of your personal information and pay your deposit

Accept your tenancy agreement

Provide a UK guarantor (Only if you’re requesting to pay by instalments)

17. Can I book if I’m under 18?

The bookings from students who are under 18 are accepted only if they will turn 18 in the first term of the academic year. Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, applications from students who won’t turn 18 in their first term are not accepted.

18. What is included in my rent?

All utility bills are included in your rent such as gas, electricity and water and unlimited wifi*. However, your TV license is not included and this is the sole responsibility of the resident as this is not classed as a utility. 

19. Can I  pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online, or by bank transfer depending on your chosen property. Please note that if you make your payment using a credit card or an overseas debit card, you will be required to pay a surcharge of 1.5%.

20. Can I pay my rent weekly?

The largest instalment plan is 10, the total contract value is divided into 10 equal amounts and this is paid across 10 months.

21. What do I need to provide to be a guarantor?

Who can be a guarantor?

  • Be a resident in the UK
  • Driving License
  • Be over 21 years of age
  • Be a homeowner or in full time employment)
  • Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge
  • Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 6 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.

22. Can I move in before I pay my rent?

Students who are up to date with their rental schedule are only allowed to move in early.

23. What do I do if my student loan hasn’t arrived yet?

A deferred rent payment option is available for students paying their rent instalments with student finance.

Please note the following steps in order to request a deferred rent instalment plan if you are student who has rebooked to live in a Homes for Students property.

In order to defer your 1st, 2nd and 3rd rent payments you will be required to do the following:

  1. Provide evidence of your student loan finance schedule, showing when you will receive your 1st payment, please forward this by email to the property you will be living at in September.
  2. Make a payment of 2 weeks rent, 14 days prior to your contract starting, the date of your tenancy can be found on your tenancy agreement.
  3. The 2 week rent payment will be deducted from the 1st instalment and the remaining balance will need to be paid in line with the date your student finance will be paid.
  4. You will also need to advise if you wish to defer the date of the 2nd and 3rd rent payments in line with your student finance, this request also needs to go to your property team.

There is no additional charge for the deferred payment plan for rebooking student

24. Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in three instalments, you will need a guarantor. Your guarantor must be a homeowner or in full-time employment.

25. What happens to my deposit?

Your deposit is placed into a Deposit Protection Scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year.

26. When do I get my deposit back?

Your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement has ended and your room has been inspected. The amount returned to you will depend on any outstanding charges and any damages found in your room or the communal areas in your flat. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information. The deposit can take up to 30 days to get credited.

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