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Liberty Quay Studios is a modern student accommodation located on Stepney Lane in Newcastle. You will be extremely centrally located with the city centre only 10mins away and Newcastle University and Northumbria University less than 15mins walk from the property. Choose from a range of completely self-contained Studios or if you are looking for more space you will enjoy living in the Superior Apartment as well. The property boasts of great facilities as the Gym, Social Spaces, BBQ Area, Outdoor Spaces, Bike Storage and plenty more.
All rooms at Liberty Quay accommodation are thoughtfully designed and well furnished. You can have an independent and personal space all to yourself when living in a studio apartment. Each apartment comes furnished with a personal bed, study space, large wardrobe for all your belongings, a private shower and a fully fitted kitchen as well. Living in a studio allows you the best of both worlds, as you will be able to study in peace and at the same time enjoy the student community environment that the property offers. Come home to relaxing and unwinding in your room. You can also enjoy your favourite shows on the telly provided by the property. Work on your assignments distraction free or prepare your meals in your kitchen. So that you do not stay confined to your room and have great opportunities to socialise there are great social spaces at the property. Stay in shape and workout in the fully equipped gym or you can also hang out with your friends in the common room. Catch up over a cup of coffee or watch a movie on your laptop. If you fancy cooking or even experimenting then the BBQ area is perfect for you. Enjoy a Sunday brunch with all your friends here! Sport a tan catching the occasional sunshine in the outdoor courtyard. You could even bring your books down here and enjoying reading in the sun. Plan on bringing your bike with you? There is secure bike storage at the property where you can park your bike when you are not using it.
International students in Newcastle will find plenty to do outside the property as well. You can visit the Grey’s Monument that stands at the north end of Grey Street. This monument is 135-foot-high and was built in 1835 in the memory of the second Early Grey. There is a viewing platform that is occasionally open to public and offers a splendid view of the city and will make your visit worthwhile.
You can also visit the Discovery Museum, here amongst the many exhibits you will find WW2-era vehicles and vintage cars. This museum houses ship models as well including first turbine-driven streamer in the world. You will also be able to find here artwork, paintings and sculptures too.
At Liberty Quay Studios Newcastle you are never far from excitement. If you are looking to go out with your friends then you can always walk down to Nancy’s Bordello. This bar is well-known for its delish cocktails and the quirky interiors is certainly attention grabbing. If you are not in the mood to cook then you can walk down to Jamie’s Italian with your friends and enjoy a well cooked pasta maybe!
£200 booking fee is required to secure a room.
Payment in full or in 3 installments (Installments possible with UK guarantor)
Debit card, credit card or bank transfer
If you wish to cancel your agreement, but you will be 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.
Addition to the policy -
· No Visa No Pay: if a student’s visa application is rejected or if the UK university application is rejected, the student needs to send the rejection letter to Unite, within 7 days of receiving it, and before the tenancy start date. The letter must include a date and the student’s name. On production of this the student will be released from their tenancy. The T&Cs for these policies can be found on Unite Students website.
· Visa processing delay: If a student cannot get a visa on time to come to the UK and wishes to cancel their booking with Unite, but is unable to provide a proof that the visa cannot be issued: the student must contact Unite Students, or the agency who helped process the booking. Unite Students will support the students on a case by case basis.
· University / School intake delayed: if the start date of a course has been postponed to a later date, the student can provide evidence showing the new start date, then Unite will delay the tenancy start date to suit the new start date of the course. The student will only be liable for the rent from this new start date.
· Travel Ban: if there is a travel ban either in the student’s country of origin, or in the UK, preventing students from traveling as planned: students affected by the ban can contact Unite Students or the agency who helped with the booking. Unite Students will delay the tenancy start date until the end of the travel ban. The student will only be liable for the rent from this new start date.
· Early leave request: We are also aware that some students may want to leave the UK and return to China / to their home country over the coming weeks.
If a student decides to leave early then just to confirm that our early leave policy will be enforced.
That means they will be liable to pay the remainder of their tenancy unless they can find someone to take it over for the remainder of the term.
Q. Can I change my contract after I have signed it?
If you want to change things like your room size, increase your contract length, physically move rooms or anything else, you will be able to do so – subject to availability.
Q. What happens if I change my mind completely?
If you’re in your first year, you’re able to change your mind right up until August – the actual date changes every year.
If you’re not a first-year, or you have a change of heart after this date, we’ll do our very best to help you sell the room on to another student. Unfortunately, until this is sold, you’re still contracted to the payments.
Q. Do I need to be 18 years old to apply for the accommodation?
Yes, however, we know some students might not yet have hit that magic number so please get in touch if that’s you and we can make sure we know to expect you and help with your booking.
Q. Can I use my student loan to cover my rent?
Yes, you can.
Q. What is a Guarantor & why do I need one?
As part of your Tenancy Agreement, you have a duty to pay your rent on time.
We understand that sometimes that’s just not possible, which is why we ask students to back themselves up with a responsible adult that they can trust (and one who trusts them!).
We hope you don’t need this person, but in case of any late or missed payments, we need their details before you can book a room with us so that we can claim any outstanding balances or monies from them.
Q. How much are bills – are there any others to pay?
All your bills are included in your rent – seriously! That’s your gas, electricity, water, heating and yes, even Wi-Fi.
Q. Do I need to pay council tax?
Nope! One of the many benefits of being a student is that you don’t have to pay any council tax – you’re completely and utterly exempt. You will need to obtain a form from your University once you enroll just to stop yourself from being chased for it!
Q. What happens if I leave my room early?
If you leave your course early, you’ll need to find somebody to take over your Tenancy Agreement, as agreed at the time of signing the agreement.
You’re responsible for paying the rent for your room until it’s been legally transferred to a new and acceptable tenant.
Q. When do I get my deposit back?
Providing everything’s alright, you’ll get your deposit back within 28 days of your contract ending. The deposit is refundable providing it is not used towards damages. The deposit is actually protected and insured under something called the Deposit Protection Service, which is a national initiative designed to be completely impartial.
Q. What’s included in my room?
Firstly, the cost of your room includes all your bills for the year.
You’ll get a bed (either a 4ft double or a single), a huge desk (perfect for all that studying) and of course, your very own chair to go along with it.
Q. What do I need to bring?
As an overview, it’s an idea to bring; bedding, towels, shoes, clothes, hangers, toiletries, books and a laptop.
Q. Is there a phone included in my room?
Some rooms have phones for you to use, for those days when your mobile runs out of battery and you just can’t find the charger for the life of you! To make external calls, you’ll need to purchase a phone card from a local store.
Q. How can I watch TV?
All of the rooms come complete with IPTV, which means you can connect up so you’ll never miss your favourite shows. There are also TVs in many of the communal living areas, and you’re more than welcome to check yours before you arrive.
Q. Do I have to move out over the Christmas or Easter holidays?
No, absolutely not. Your room is yours until the end of your contracted time listed in your Tenancy Agreement. That’s sure to save you a lot of hassle!
Q. Can I personalize my room?
Remember, you will need to give your bedroom back at the end of your Tenancy Agreement in good condition for the next resident, so you can’t redecorate as such.
That means, unfortunately, you are not allowed to stick things on the walls with blue/white tac or pins, because we would have to charge you for any lasting damages!
Q. What if I want to change my room?
This depends on a few things, including availability and the reasons why you want to change. If you’re having any problems at all – big or small – the residence team will be happy to help.
Changing rooms is usually a last resort, but they will do their absolute best to help you settle in.
Q. What happens if I damage something?
Accidents happen, but anything that is damaged will need to be paid for, and there is a list of costs here. Charges will be added immediately, and you can either pay at the time or the charges will be added to your account and taken at the end of your stay – this may need to come out of your security deposit.
You also have to bear in mind that your guests are your responsibility – so if they damage something, you’re the one who has to pay.
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