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Over 1.5 million student rooms across the US, UK, Ireland, & Australia
The world's largest student housing provider
Trusted by students in 177+ countries
24x7 personalised support, Lowest price guaranteed, No booking fee, Free cancellation
Safe stays and flexible bookings + cancellations with Unilodgers Pandemic Shield. Read more
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The Lyra London

Studio Flat

The Lyra, Portal Way, North Acton, London, W3 6BX, United Kingdom Distance From University

About The Lyra

Book The Lyra now at just £269 per week and avail offers worth as much as £550. Studio Flat available, a few minutes away from SOAS University of London at Portal Way. 100% free service. Free cancellation.

  

The Lyra is a modern student accommodation located in the North Acton area in London. It is only a 3-minute walk from North Acton Tube Station. You will be only 14mins away from London's city centre. It is well-located on SOAS, University of London campus. It offers great amenities like Roof Terrace, Smart TV, Bike Storage and free Wi-Fi. You can choose from a range of luxurious Studio Apartments.

If you love living in large spaces, you’re in luck as The Lyra London provides a huge and beautiful Studio apartment with private study, bathroom, kitchen and bed all for your personal use. If you like sky gazing and open spaces, you will love the Roof terrace wherein you can just lie down and gaze towards the beautiful stars with your friends and flat mates. Enjoy your personal Smart TV where you can watch the latest episodes of your favourite TV show without having to wait for the repeat telecast. You can also connect your TV with your Bluetooth for further convenience. If you are always searching for safe parking spots for your bike, your search is over as there is a bike storage facility on-site. The Lyra accommodation provides you with free Wi-Fi which is every student’s dream. Make your long-distance relationship work out by regular Skype calls and chats or connect with your family members by making use of the free Wi-Fi. Sleep peacefully without a worry in the world as there is 24/7 Security and Maintenance team on-site to look after your safety and security.

Shopaholics will love to stay at the Lyra London student accommodation as it is close to Shepherds Bush shopping mall which has high street brands as well as designer labels all under one roof.

One can explore good student hangouts near The Lyra London. For the club hoppers, you can head to Club Karma which serves good drinks at affordable prices and has minimum entry fees. Grab your morning doze of coffee along with a good snack at the Coffee House before heading to college.

The Lyra London student accommodation will give you an unforgettable student life experience.

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Features

Access to Public Transportation

On-Site Laundry Facilities

Rooftop Area

Bike Storage

Wifi

Safety

24 Hour Security

CCTV

Onsite security

Secure Door Entry

Price also includes

Electricity Bill

Free Content Insurance

Heating Bill

Water Bill

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Studio Flat(5 types to choose from)

Platinum Studio

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Platinum Studio is nicely built at an average of 29.5sqm size, which is well equipped with good storage and living space. It includes private bathroom, private bedroom having double bed, wardrobe, study desk-chair and a fully fitted private kitchen.

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Price £345/week

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Total

18 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£17,252

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Price £360/week

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Total

10 Jul 2021

4 Sep 2021

£2,876

Stay 8 weeks

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Price £345/week

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11 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£17,597

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Gold DDA

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Gold DDA is nicely built at an average of 26sqm size, which is well equipped with good storage and living space. It includes private bathroom, double bed, wardrobe, study desk-chair and a fully fitted private kitchen.

Price £311/week

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Total

11 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£15,839

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Gold Studio

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Gold Studio is nicely built at an average of 26sqm size, which is well equipped with good storage and living space. It includes private bathroom, private bedroom having double bed, wardrobe, study desk-chair and a fully fitted private kitchen.

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Price £311/week

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18 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£15,528

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Price £325/week

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11 Sep 2021

8 Jan 2022

£5,525

Stay 17 weeks

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Price £323/week

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10 Jul 2021

4 Sep 2021

£2,583

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Price £311/week

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11 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£15,839

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Silver Studio

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Silver Studio is nicely built at an average of 20sqm size, which is well equipped with good storage and living space. It includes private bathroom, private bedroom having double bed, wardrobe, study desk-chair and a fully fitted private kitchen.

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Price £276/week

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18 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£13,805

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Price £296/week

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22 May 2021

17 Jul 2021

£2,365

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Price £295/week

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24 Jul 2021

21 Aug 2021

£1,180

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Price £295/week

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24 Jul 2021

4 Sep 2021

£1,770

Stay 6 weeks

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Price £286/week

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10 Jul 2021

4 Sep 2021

£2,287

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Price £284/week

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11 Sep 2021

16 Jul 2022

£12,510

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Price £276/week

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11 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£14,081

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Bronze Studio

1 double bed

Ensuite Bathroom

Bronze Studio is nicely built at an average of 17.6sqm size, which is well equipped with good storage and living space. It includes private bathroom, private bedroom having double bed, wardrobe, study desk-chair and a fully fitted private kitchen.

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Price £269/week

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18 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£13,446

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24 Jul 2021

21 Aug 2021

£1,140

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Price £285/week

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24 Jul 2021

4 Sep 2021

£1,710

Stay 6 weeks

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Price £280/week

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15 May 2021

17 Jul 2021

£2,518

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Price £274/week

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11 Sep 2021

16 Jul 2022

£12,076

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Price £270/week

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10 Jul 2021

4 Sep 2021

£2,160

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11 Sep 2021

3 Sep 2022

£13,714

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Payment Info

Booking Deposit:

£100 to confirm your booking.

Rent Payments:

Pay in Full (1.5% discount), due in August (included in the price per week)

Pay in installments, due in August, September, January, and April (UK guarantor required)

Pay in installments, due in August, October, December, and February (Without UK guarantor)

Mode of Payment:

Pay using a debit card or a credit card (with 2% surcharge) online, over the phone or at the reception.

Booking Info

COMPLETION/ACCEPTANCE OF TENANCY AGREEMENT

Upon receipt of the Tenancy Offer, whether delivered via the online booking process, by email or by any other means, you have 48 hours to complete the agreement.  If the agreement is not completed in this time frame the Holding Deposit will be retained in lieu of cost already incurred by the Landlord and their Managing Agent and the property will be re advertised.

CANCELLATION POLICY

APPLICATIONS MADE/COMPLETED BEFORE 30TH NOVEMBER 2020

    • For bookings made before the 31st July for the next ‘academic year’ you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from accepting the terms of the agreement and completing the tenancy on line. If you chose to cancel your booking with Property during the cancellation period we reserve the right to retain £50 from the Security Deposit paid in lieu of costs incurred
    • For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel. (Please refer to the Re-let policy / ‘No Place, No Pay’ policy)
    • Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled once the terms of the tenancy have been accepted and the agreement completed (Please refer to the Re-let policy)
    • Failure to complete the Agreement: In the instance where a deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement, we reserve the right to retain £50 from the Security Deposit in lieu of costs.

APPLICATIONS MADE/COMPLETED ON OR AFTER 30TH NOVEMBER 2020

    • For bookings made before the 31st July for the next ‘academic year’ you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from accepting the terms of the agreement and completing the tenancy on line.  If you chose to cancel your booking with Property during the cancellation period we reserve the right to retain the Holding Deposit in lieu of expenses incurred
    • For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel once you have accepted the terms of the agreement and competed the tenancy online. (Please refer to the Re-let policy / ‘No Place, No Pay’ policy)
    • Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled once the terms of the tenancy have been accepted and the agreement has been completed (Please refer to the Re-let policy)
    • Failure to complete the Agreement: In the instance where a holding deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement, we reserve the right to retain the Holding Deposit in lieu of costs incurred.

Subject to the cancellation periods stated above once you have signed your tenancy agreement you will be legally bound by the terms stipulated in your tenancy document.

  • Once the Cancellation Period has expired or if you have collected the keys for your accommodation you will be legally bound by the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement and will be liable to pay all the amounts due. You cannot terminate, or be released from your Tenancy, until such time that you have successfully re-let your room (see Re-let Policy). Please note that a room can only be re let at the higher of the rent specified on the tenancy agreement and the current prevailing rent. This may not necessarily be the same as the rent specified on the outgoing tenant’s agreement.  Any outstanding amounts on your account must be paid in full prior to the landlord agreeing to re let your room.  You are not permitted to sublet your room; all rental agreements must be made through Property. In order for Property to re let your room you must complete a Re let form and administration charges will apply.
  • No Place No Pay: Provided you have not collected your keys the following will apply: –
    If your offer of a place at your preferred/current University/Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University/Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades or passing your end of year exams, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply us with a copy of:
     
  • a written rejection letter from your chosen university /college or UCAS or a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved; or
    a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.
  • These document(s) must be received by us within 7 calendar days from the date your results are published or by 1st September (which ever date is the sooner). 

  • On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided we are satisfied, we will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do I need to be a student?

Only full-time students can live at The Lyra. You may be asked to provide proof of your student status and it is very important that you notify us immediately if this changes.

Q. Will I need to pay a deposit?

Yes, a deposit is required and will be held with the Deposit Protection Scheme. The deposit will be refundable at the end of your tenancy providing the property is left clean, damage free and in the same condition as at the start of your tenancy and that you have provided a copy of your Council Tax Exemption Certificate or your Registration Certificate. The deposit only becomes refundable at the end of the agreed tenancy, so if the main agreement is not completed we will consider the deposit as payment in lieu of expenses incurred. However, first-year applicants with a conditional offer of a place (dependent on grades) will be refunded the deposit if they can show written confirmation from the University that they have not been successful in securing a place.

Q. Do I need a Guarantor?

Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. 

Q. What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?

If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (whichever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place we will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. 

Q. What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA. If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application is declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.

Q. What am I responsible for?

As the Tenant, you are responsible for the rent for the full duration of the ‘term’ as set out in the tenancy agreement, whether or not you reside on the property. NB: Where there has been any breach of the Tenancy Agreement by a student; such as where fees have not been paid in line with the agreement or where any student causes a nuisance or annoyance to fellow students or refuses to follow the reasonable direction of the management, the Landlord or their agents reserve the right to seek eviction of that tenant. This is without prejudice to any obligations which the tenant may be under through the agreement. We will also notify the relevant University who may take action under its Disciplinary Code in accordance with the Student Charter and its Code of Conduct. If you’re unfamiliar with the law and your legal obligations in relation to the tenancy, you should seek advice from a Solicitor, Accommodations Officer or Citizens Advice Bureau. When you sign the tenancy agreement we assume you are fully aware of your legal obligations. 

Q. What does my rent include?

Your rent is inclusive of utilities i.e. light, heat and water, as well as internet and contents insurance.

Q. How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor. Students who can’t provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in September, October and December. If you’re awaiting a student loan and can’t meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.

Q. Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

Q. When can I move in?

You can move in on or after the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ as specified in your tenancy agreement. 

Q. When do I have to move out?

You have to vacate your accommodation by 11 am on the ‘Tenancy End Date’ as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.

Q. What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

If you wish to terminate your tenancy, we must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). We will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. We can’t always guarantee to find another tenant, as obviously, this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy. 

Q. What do I need to bring?

All our shared apartments and Studios will be furnished but bedding and personal linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels etc.) are not provided. ‘Double’ size bedding is suitable for beds in all rooms. In a shared apartment there is a TV in the lounge area and all Studios have Smart TV. All kitchens include microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. Irons, ironing boards and vacuum cleaners are available. Kitchen utensils (crockery, cutlery, pans, etc.) are not provided. You will not be allowed to bring your own fridges, tumble dryers, portable heaters or other large electrical appliances. Chip pans and deep fat fryers are forbidden, as is the use of candles.

Q. Can I store my belongings in my room, over the summer or after my tenancy has ended?

You must take all your possessions with you when you leave at the end of your tenancy, even if you are returning to the same room for another year after the holidays. We do not accept any responsibility for anything you leave behind and you may be charged for removal and disposal.

Q. My Partner and I are both Students; can we share a room or Studio?

At The Lyra there a small number of studios available for double occupancy at an additional charge of 25%.

Q. Is there any Internet?

Superfast Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event it’s not fast enough you can upgrade. Find out more about our internet and wifi here.

Q. Do I need insurance?

Contents insurance is included as part of your rental and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out what’s covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh on 0330 3030 280.

Q. Do I need a TV Licence?

Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it’s being broadcast or simulcast on any device – including mobiles, laptops and PCs – must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.

Q. Can I have visitors?

Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.

Q. Can children stay/live with me?

Children cannot stay over or live in the property.

Q. Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Q. Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately, there is no car parking available on site.

Q. Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.

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