Southwark Townhall is a new build/part conversion, boasting original heritage features. The property offers a range of layouts including en-suite single and double rooms, studios and rooms with shared facilities. The accommodation has all-inclusive bills – so you’ll never have to worry about unexpected bills! With 100MB WiFi, a roof top communal lounge with landscaped roof terraces, a cafe with outdoor seating, twelve artists' studios and an amazing 200 seat community theatre with piazza, you’re guaranteed to have everything you need for a great experience in London.
London has been voted the second best city worldwide to live in for students. The vibrant atmosphere of the city is owed to the many different cultures, communities from every continent have settled in the capital and brought with them the customs, cuisines and styles which breathe life into all corners of the city.
As a student living in London there are endless opportunities to experience these cultures through the food, shops, events, people and even graduate opportunities. London has a thriving diverse music scene, the city has plenty of student bars and clubs to cater for all tastes.
For international students there are many organisations set up to help students and non-students from around the world to meet up, practice their language skills and share their different cultural experiences. Student life in London can be expensive, it makes sense to take advantage of student discounts as often as you can. An NUS card is a starting point, as it entitles you to money off at a variety of shops, restaurants and venues.
London not only provides excellent career opportunities through the universities, but there are several services in London which offer career advice as well as a chances to network and meet potential employers. Accelerator and Google campus are just two of the many business hubs available in London for students.
Getting around London can be a daunting mission, there are many options to get to and from university, with the London underground and buses continually running. If you choose to take public transport around London, you can purchase an oyster card online which allows you to pay as you go for your journeys. Night buses are also great for students as it means getting home from the club at any time of the night is possible!
Deposit Fees: £50-£250 to confirm the booking (Refundable at the end of tenancy)
Pay in Full (14 days prior to your contract start date)
Pay in 3 instalments, due in September 2017, January 2018 and April 2018 (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 get 14-days cool off period from the time you book your room to cancel your booking. If you cancel within the 14-days period, you will get a full refund of your deposit.
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.
Can I live at an Homes For Students property?
You must be a full-time student, and be 18 years or older to live with us. You can book with us whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of our cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.
Do you provide summer accommodation?
Yes. Our Summer Bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information.
What are your contract lengths?
Each of our properties offer different contract lengths.
How do I book a viewing?
You can make a viewing by simply filling out our Contact Us form.
Give us a call or drop us an email we'd love to speak to you!
Can I book a room without a viewing?
Absolutely. However, we would always recommend booking a viewing wherever possible. If this is not possible our website provides a suite of property images for you to browse.
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.
What will I be shown on my viewing?
All communal areas and room types requested (dependent upon availability).
Do I have to pay a booking fee?
Most of our properties do not charge a booking fee, specific property information is available online in the property pages. When you accept your room offer, you'll be asked to pay a deposit of either £150 or £250 to secure your room. This is returnable at the end of your Tenancy Agreement depending on any outstanding charges or damages.
When do I pay my rent?
When you accept your room offer, you'll be given three options for payment schedules. These are:
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%. Contact your chosen property directly for more information.
Can I move in before I pay my rent?
We can only allow students to move in that are up to date with their rental schedule.
What do I do if my student loan hasn't arrived yet?
If your student loan hasn't arrived before your contract start date, it may be possible for you to gain access to your room on a temporary student licence by paying a portion of your first instalment and providing proof of the date your student loan will be paid to you. This varies on our properties, so please speak to your chosen property for more information.
Can I book if I'm under 18?
We can accept bookings from students who are under 18 if they will turn 18 in the first term of the academic year. Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, we cannot accept applications from students who won't turn 18 in their first term.
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 the team on your chosen property know 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.
What happens to my deposit?
Your deposit is placed into a Deposit Protection Scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year.
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.
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. Some of our properties require guarantors to be UK-based, others can accept overseas guarantors.
What if I am a sponsored student?
We are able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.
What if I want to cancel my booking?
As our termination policy states, you can cancel your application up to 14 days after the date we confirm your booking is complete (the Initial Cancellation Period). As confirmed in your agreement, we will refund the full security deposit.
If you cancel your booking after those 14 days, you remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until we are able to re-let the room. If we are able to re-let the room we will release you from the agreement upon payment of a £250 release fee which we will recover by retaining your deposit (which will not, therefore, be returned).
Do I have to move out in the holidays?
No, your room is your room 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.
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