Q.Which rooms have a TV and do they come with a licence?
A. No, the rooms do not come with a TV but if you wish to bring one of your own you are very welcome to. Please remember that a TV Licence will need to be purchased.
Q. Which room types are suitable for double occupancy?
A. The following rooms are suitable for double occupancy: Large Studio Double; Large Studio Plus Double (DDA); Large Studio Plus Double and Extra Large Studio Double. If you are taking a double occupancy then both of you must be full-time students in a UK educational Institution.
Q. What’s in my room?
Your room is fully furnished with: WiFi, 3/4 or double bed, wardrobe, study desk and chair, various storage cupboards, a TV, fully functional kitchen and en-suite bathroom. You will need to provide your own bedding and crockery and cooking utensils or purchase a bedding or kitchen pack from UniKitOut prior to coming to University.
Q. What are the payment options for international students?
A. You can choose to pay the full amount – pay before 1st August to get a 3% discount – or alternatively, you can pay in instalments. For the latter, you will need to provide a UK guarantor or use our guarantor service provided by our friend HousingHand.
Q. Is there a supermarket nearby?
A. There are a number of supermarkets under a 15-minute walk of One Penryhn Road meaning, you’ll not have far to carry your groceries home! Sainsbury’s is closest at just a five-minute walk away with Waitrose and Asda both just a little further away.
Q. Is there a Doctors surgery nearby?
A. Conveniently there is a Doctors surgery located right on Penryhn Road. Fairhill Medical Practice is just a 3-minute walk away located within the Penrhyn Road campus.
Q. Is One Penrhyn Road safe and secure?
A. Yes, here at One Penrhyn Road your safety is very important to us, we have 24 hours CCTV onsite and a secure door entry system. Each individual room has it’s own entry fob which can be cancelled immediately should it be misplaced.
Q. How much is the booking fee and what happens to it?
A. There is an initial booking fee of £300 which we take on booking to secure your room. This is deducted from your overall rent for the year.
Q. Do I need to pay council tax?
A. No. If you are a full-time student in the UK you do not have to pay council tax. You will, however, be required to provide a council tax exemption letter from your place of study.
Q. Do I need a guarantor?
A. A guarantor will be needed for anyone paying by instalments. The guarantor will need to be a UK resident. For international students wishing to pay by instalments, Housing Hand will act as a guarantor.
Q. Can I smoke in the accommodation?
A. No. Smoking is not permitted in any area within One Penrhyn Road, including the Studios. You can smoke outside the accommodation in designated areas.
Q. Can I cancel my contract before I move in?
A. Yes, a tenancy can be cancelled within 24 hours with no charge. and your initial rent payment of £300 will be refunded. After 24hours of booking and before the 1st July students may cancel their booking, but you will not get your £300 initial rent payment refunded.
If you wish to cancel after the 1st July a replacement student will need to be found to take over your tenancy agreement. You will remain liable for the rent until the end of the tenancy unless a replacement can be found.
Q. Are there social events organised for the residents?
A. Yes from time to time there will be events organised for the residents to join should they want to.
Q. Am I allowed to live with my partner?
A. Yes, you may live with your partner at One Penryhn Road.
Q. Am I allowed to have guests?
A. Yes of course. Overnight guests are permitted provided the number does not exceed three guests at any one time for a maximum of two nights per week. 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.