Barker House

Shield St, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1XR, United Kingdom   View Map

Barker House is a modern student accommodation located on Shield Street in Newcastle upon Tyne. Both, the Newcastle University and Northumbria University are within very short walk distances, so you are bound to be on time for lectures every day. You can choose to live in an en suite room in a shared flat and avail benefits of amenities like plasma TV in room, bike storage, onsite laundry facilities and more.

If you want to have a more sociable uni life, want to meet new people or have a group of friends you to want to move in with; there is something for all at Barker House student accommodation Newcastle. In a shared flat, the kitchen and lounge area is shared which is the perfect space to interact and socialize with your flatmates. Whenever you want privacy you can be in your room which is fully furnished with a comfy bed, wardrobe space, fast Wi-Fi coverage, personal bathroom and a plasma TV, so you can unwind and binge watch on Netflix. Living in a shared flat gives you the opportunity to meet others from the diverse student community, outside of uni. Barker House student accommodation Newcastle also offers its residents plenty of laundry facilities so that you never have to queue up and you can be looking sharp at all times. If you are bringing in your bicycle don’t get worried thinking about how you are going to get it all the way to your flat over the stairs. There is ample bike storage onsite, so you can take a breath of relief! It is only natural for you and your parents to be worried about your safety, since for many, it’s the first time moving away from home. You can rest assured that you will be safe onsite at all times, owing to the round-the-clock CCTV surveillance.

You would be delighted to know that you will be within very short walking distance of many local amenities like bars & pubs, restaurants and cafes while at Barker House Newcastle. Cooking with your flatmates can be a lot of fun, but you can all take a break and grab a meal together at Zapatista which has some incredible Mexican food and Brasserie Black Door for eclectic tapas and local seasonal food. If you want to have a casual night with friends to unwind over drinks, not very far from home, then you must try Nancy’s Bordello and Logic Bar. Now when the nights to get a bit heavy at the bars, you may need a hangover remedy, head straight to Ernest for breakfast or brunch, you’ll be sorted, take our word for it!

From Barker House, you can easily get to the city centre in 20 minutes on foot and as an international student in Newcastle; there is so much to explore! We do have a few recommendations that you must strike off your things-to-do-list. Visit the Gate which features a plethora of restaurants, bars, cinema, nightclubs and a casino too! You can shop till you drop at Eldon Square and Northumberland Street; to take a break from all that shopping you can grab a quick bite at one of the numerous cafes and pubs. Visit the Quayside for breathtaking views of the city and make sure to take a walk over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

 

 

 

Features

Bike Storage

Close to Universities

Common Room

On-site laundry facilities

On-site management

Wifi

Safety

Onsite maintenance

Onsite security

Secure Door Entry

Price Also Include

Bike Storage

Electricity Bill

Gas Bill

Water Bill

Wifi

Book your room

Classic En-Suite

The Classic Ensuite is nicely built with all the amenities like a 3/4 bed, ensuite bathroom, ample storage, mirror, study desk and chair. The shared area includes a spacious lounge and kitchen area.
Weeks 51
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 05/Sep/20
Per week £89
Total £ 4539.00
Weeks 43
Move-in 21/Sep/19
Move-out 18/Jul/20
Per week £99
Total £ 4257.00
Weeks 43
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £99
Total £ 4257.00

Classic plus En-Suite

The Classic Ensuite is nicely built with all the amenities like a 3/4 bed, ensuite bathroom, ample storage, mirror, study desk and chair. The shared area includes a spacious lounge and kitchen area.
Weeks 43
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £103
Total £ 4429.00

Premium En-Suite

The Premium Ensuite is nicely built with all the amenities like a 3/4 bed, ensuite bathroom, ample storage, mirror, study desk and chair. The shared area includes a spacious lounge and kitchen area.
Weeks 51
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 05/Sep/20
Per week £109
Total £ 5559.00
Weeks 43
Move-in 21/Sep/19
Move-out 18/Jul/20
Per week £107
Total £ 4601.00
Weeks 43
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £107
Total £ 4601.00

Classic En-Suite

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
51 Week (14/Sep/19 - 05/Sep/20)
£89 per Week (£ 4539.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: £100 Cashback on booking - Early Bird Offer.   + 2 more

43 Week (21/Sep/19 - 18/Jul/20)
£99 per Week (£ 4257.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: £100 Cashback on booking - Early Bird Offer.   + 2 more

43 Week (14/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£99 per Week (£ 4257.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: £100 Cashback on booking - Early Bird Offer.   + 2 more

Classic plus En-Suite

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
43 Week (14/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£103 per Week (£ 4429.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: £100 Cashback on booking - Early Bird Offer.   + 2 more

Premium En-Suite

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
51 Week (14/Sep/19 - 05/Sep/20)
£109 per Week (£ 5559.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: £100 Cashback on booking - Early Bird Offer.   + 2 more

43 Week (21/Sep/19 - 18/Jul/20)
£107 per Week (£ 4601.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: £100 Cashback on booking - Early Bird Offer.   + 2 more

43 Week (14/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£107 per Week (£ 4601.00 total )

Unilodgers Offers on this Room:

Unilodgers Offers on this Room: £100 Cashback on booking - Early Bird Offer.   + 2 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.

Q. 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.

Q. Are pets allowed?

No, pets are not permitted in the buildings.

Q. 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.

Q. Can I choose my room?

Rooms are allotted on first cum first served basis.

Q. 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.

Q. Do you provide summer accommodation?

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

Q. 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.

Q. How do I book a viewing?

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

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

By dropping us an email for the same.

Q. Can I book a room without a viewing?

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

Q. 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.

Q. What will I be shown on my viewing?

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

Q. 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 property from wherever you want. Just drop us an email the date & time that suits you and we would arrange a viewing for you.

Q. 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.

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

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)

Q. 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.

Q. 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. 

Q. 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%.

Q. 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.

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

Please note to be a guarantor you must be in full-time employment or a homeowner and lived in the UK (England or Wales) for more than 5 years.

You can provide:

A copy of proof of identity (with photograph) such as:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • ID Badge

A copy of proof of address (less than 3 months old) such as Utility bill statement (i.e. Electricity, Water, Telephone)

  • Bank statement
  • The council tax bill for the current year

Q. 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.

Q. 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 a 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

Q. 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.

Q. What happens to my deposit?

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

Q. 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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