St Thomas Court

20 Gasking Street, PL4 9AP, United Kingdom   View Map

St Thomas Court is a contemporary student accommodation that is located on Gasking Street right in the very heart of Plymouth. Getting to campus everyday is convenient as well since University of Plymouth campus is located just 5mins from the property with Plymouth Marjon University campus being 30mins away by bus. Choose from a range of en-suite rooms in Cluster Flats or fully self-contained Studio Apartments. The property also boasts of Study Spaces and Common Areas to socialise. The property has Bike Storage as well.

All rooms at St Thomas Court accommodation are well planned and furnished with all the essentials that you would require for a comfortable stay. If you are a post-graduate student then you will love the cluster flats, as they will give you the right opportunity to socialise and meet other university students as well. You will however have a room all to yourself. Each room comes furnished with a comfortable bed, study space, ample storage for all your belongings and a private shower. This means that you will not have to queue up every morning to get ready and can study too without any distractions. Come home to hang out with your flatmates in the living area. Host a board game night or watch a movie together on your laptop. You can prep your meals together in the kitchen, learn new recipes from your flatmates or divide cooking duties. Living with other university students is always fun, not only do you learn so much but you also make memories that last a lifetime. For those of you who are post-graduate students and are looking for a more independent set up will love the studio apartments. These apartments come fully furnished like the rest of the property with a comfortable bed, ample storage space, study area, private shower and a fully fitted kitchen. You can study without being distracted and have your friends over when you are taking a break from books. The property has great social spaces for when you are looking to take a break from work. The common room at the property is the ideal place for when you are taking a break from books. The social areas are great even if you are planning on hosting your friends. The property has study rooms as well. Studying in one place can get monotonous and comfortable after a point, leaving you distracted and bored during your sessions. The study room at the property prevents you from falling into a rut. Study for your exams in the study room with other students. If you are planning on bringing your bike with you to university then there is bike storage at the property where you can park your bike without fearing about its security or unnecessarily cluttering your room with it.

There is plenty for international students to do in Plymouth. Do visit the National Marine Aquarium as it is the largest in the UK and promises a fun trip. The Smeaton’s Tower is practically famous and a very well known landmark and its in Plymouth’s Hoe. If you are the one who loves the outdoors then kayaking on Plymout’s clear waters is just the adventure you need.

Around the property too there is plenty you will find to explore. Looking to foster your no cook mood then you will find that restaurants surround the property. Take you pick from take away or dining out with your friends. Domino’s is ideal if you are looking for a takeaway or sample best global food at The Mission. Spend your weekends dancing and enjoy cocktails with your friends at the Pryzm. It is famous amongst students in Plymouth and with good reason. Enjoy a night away from books with your friends and some chart topping music.

Features

Bike Storage

Wifi

Study Rooms

Outdoor Courtyards

On-site management

On-site laundry facilities

Common Room

Safety

24-hour security

Secure Door Entry

Onsite security

Onsite maintenance

CCTV

Price Also Include

Electricity Bill

Wifi

Water Bill

Gas Bill

Free Content Insurance

Book your room

Classic Ensuite

Classic Ensuite Room is nicely built holding good storage and living space. It includes private bedroom having 3/4 sized bed, wardrobe, study desk chair, private bathroom and an open plan shared kitchen. En-suite is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy and comfortable living.
Weeks 51
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 05/Sep/20
Per week £85
Total £ 4335.00
Weeks 43
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £90
Total £ 3870.00

Classic Studio

Classic Studio is nicely built holding good storage and living space. It includes 3/4 sized bed, wardrobe, study desk chair. private bathroom and an open plan private kitchen. Studio is well equipped with all modern amenities required for an easy and comfortable living.
Weeks 43
Move-in 14/Sep/19
Move-out 11/Jul/20
Per week £125
Total £ 5375.00

Classic Ensuite

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
51 Week (14/Sep/19 - 05/Sep/20)
£85 per Week (£ 4335.00 total )
43 Week (14/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£90 per Week (£ 3870.00 total )

Classic Studio

Room Details

Select Tenancy to book:
43 Week (14/Sep/19 - 11/Jul/20)
£125 per Week (£ 5375.00 total )

Essentials

Advance Rent
£300 to secure your room, this is an advance rent payment and will be adjusted in the overall rent.

Rent Payments
Pay in full - Less 3% discount
Pay in 3 instalments - UK Guarantor needed
Pay monthly - when using Housing Hand as the guarantor service. 1st instalment due on 1st July and then every month thereafter.

Mode of Payment
Pay using a debit/credit card online, over the phone or at the reception
Pay via direct debit or bank transfer

You may cancel your booking within 24 hours of signing your tenancy (if your tenancy period has not begun). In this scenario, your advance rent payment along with any other rent payments will be refunded.

If you wish to cancel 24 hours after signing your tenancy (if your tenancy period has not begun), you may still do so provided you do it before 1st August. In this scenario, your advance rent payment is forfeited, but you will not be obligated to make any further payments as per the tenancy agreement.

If you wish to cancel on or after 1st August, you may do so, 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. A £100 admin fee is charged to accommodate the new tenant.

Q. Which Rooms have a TV and do they come with a licence?

All rooms have a TV but you will need to purchase your own TV licence. Our communal area comes equipped with a large screen TV however, that requires no TV license.

Q. Where is the nearest supermarket?

Sainsbury,s is few minutes away.

Q. Is there always a member of staff available?

There are 24 hours, 7 days a week, staff presence on the site. The management office is open at various times throughout the week.

Q. Is there a nearest cashpoint (ATM) nearby?

Yes,There is a cashpoint on Cambridge Heath Road outside the station.

Q. Is The Hive, safe and secure?

Yes –  24-hour a day staff presence, CCTV covering all entrances and communal areas, and secure key fob access is present. 

Q. How far is the city centre?

The Hive is minutes away from Central London, which can easily be accessed by walking or public transport

Q. Why should I live at The Hive?

We want you to have the best student experience possible. That means going beyond just providing somewhere comfy and practical to live, to ensure you feel safe and happy. And we have staff on-hand 24/7 to ensure that’s the case. It’s why we’ve been awarded an International Accommodation Quality Mark and have been voted Best Value for Money 2016 in the National Student Housing Survey, the question should really be, why should I not stay at The Hive?

Q. Do I have to be a student to live at The Hive?

To take out a tenancy with us you need to be eligible for council tax exemption. This applies to all full-time students and some part-time students. If you’re unsure, your university or college should be able to let you know.

Q. Do I pay a deposit?

You will be required to pay a damage deposit of £250 and a Utility Deposit of £50.

Q. Can I smoke at The Hive?

Smoking is not permitted in any area within The Hive, this includes bedrooms, stairways and external courtyard areas.

Q. Can I bring a pet?

No pets of any type are permitted at The Hive.

Q. Where can I do my Laundry?

A laundry is provided with washers and dryers on site.

Q. Do I need to take out contents insurance?

No, you do not. Contents insurance is automatically included with your rent. When you arrive we’ll provide you with details of the policy.

Q. What happens once I have reported maintenance?

You will be given a copy of the maintenance slip that will be passed to our caretaker. The caretaker will attend to make the necessary repairs as soon as possible. Occasionally, it will not always be possible to complete the repair on the first visit and a subsequent visit may be necessary. Repairs are responded to on a priority basis, please be aware that it may not be possible to attend to your problem the same day you report it, especially at busy times of the year.

Q. Can I cancel my contract before I move in?

If you cancel your contract before the contract begins you will be subject to our cancellation terms and charges. Cancellations will only be accepted upon receipt of a completed cancellation form.

Q. Can I connect to the internet?

Absolutely. A super fast internet connection is available in every bedroom. But just so you know, broadband arrangements do vary in some halls.

Q. Can I have guests to stay?

Overnight guests are permitted provided your flatmates agree. 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. You must accompany your guests at all times whilst they are on site and you are responsible for their behaviour.

Q. Who is responsible for cleaning my flat?

It is the resident’s own responsibility to clean their rooms and they share responsibility for the communal area of the flat. Management staff will conduct monthly inspections and you are expected to ensure that your room and flat is clean on these days. Failure to meet the required cleanliness standards will result in external cleaning contractors being brought in, the cost of which will be passed onto the resident(s). At the end of the tenancy the bedroom and flat must be returned in a good, clean condition to avoid cleaning charges, again it is the responsibility of all residents to ensure the kitchen and lounge are clean. The block stairways are regularly cleaned by The Hive staff.

Q. Do I need to move out during the holidays?

Your contract is for a fixed length of time – so your room is yours throughout that period. That means that you don’t have the hassle of moving your belongings out during the Christmas or Easter vacations, and you can choose to stay in your property over these holidays if you want. It’s usually possible to book additional accommodation over the summer period if you want to stay then too. But we advise booking early to ensure rooms are available.

Q. Will I be able to change rooms after I have arrived?
It is not usually possible to change rooms after you have arrived. All rooms are allocated on a 42 or 50-week contract and unless another resident also requests a room swap we would be unable to change your room.

Q. Do you have staff at your properties?

Every student home has a team of trained staff on site to respond to meet your needs. Their job is to make your experience as enjoyable as possible. Our on-site management offices are open Monday to Friday and will answer any questions, respond to any issues, offer advice and ensure a friendly face is there to greet you every day.

Q. What happens on move-in day?
You will be welcomed on arrival in the Building you are booked into by a member of The Hive staff and you will be directed to your room.

Q. What happens if I have a maintenance problem?

Every student home has a dedicated caretaker team to respond to and solve your maintenance issues. We respond to every issue quickly and, if possible, will complete the repair during the first visit. Of course, this isn’t always possible and there are times when parts need to be ordered or external contractors arranged. When this happens, we’ll keep you updated on the progress.

Q. What does the fully-furnished kitchen mean?

Flats come kitted out with all your cooking appliances: cooker, hob, kettle, toaster and microwave* and some sites also provide cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils.

Q. What Broadband packages are there?
A broadband connection is provided to every room at The Hive which requires a £50 connection fee prior to moving in.

Q. Is there a telephone in my flat?
No, there is no telephone provided in the rooms. You can use a mobile phone or make calls via the internet using our Wi-Fi.    

Q. What does being a guarantor mean?

All students who wish to take up our rent instalment plan are required to provide a UK guarantor (excludes the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands).

By agreeing to be a guarantor, you are signing a legal document stating that you agree to pay the rent and guarantee the behaviour of the resident if they default. Please do not sign this agreement if you do not wish to take on this responsibility.
Any student who does not have a UK guarantor will be required to pay the full year’s rent upon application.

Q. Is the TV provided?

The TV is not provided in the rooms – however, there is a large flat screen TV in the Common Room at The Hive which is for everyone to use and there is also a PlayStation 4. You can bring a TV from home but you must buy a TV Licence.

Q. Where can I store my bike?

There is an internal bike store in each of the three buildings and storage is at the owners’ risk. No bikes may be stored within the flats.

Q. Can I park on site?

We don’t have any general parking at The Hive. For general parking in Cambridge, Queen Anne and Grafton Street, multi-storey car parks are both five minutes’ walk from campus and there’s a short-stay car park opposite the campus on Adam and Eve Street.

Q. What should I do if I am having financial problems?

If you are having financial difficulties, you should contact a member of the management immediately. Failure to do so could result in interest charges being added to your account if you fail to pay on the due dates as well as legal proceedings being started against you and, where applicable, your guarantor. Management staff can usually advise you of where to go to get additional financial help which will assist you in meeting your financial obligations.

Q. What if I change my bank account or card details?

Please notify a member of the management staff immediately with any new details to ensure your rent is taken on the due date and to avoid any unnecessary charges.

Q. What if I don’t pay?

If you don’t pay your rent daily interest may be added to the amount you owe to us. Your guarantor will be contacted and will be asked to pay the amount that you owe. Legal proceedings will commence against any resident who fails to pay the rent due. These proceeding will also include action against the resident’s guarantor.

Q. Do I need to pay council tax?

Provided you are a student in full-time education you will be exempt from Council Tax.

Q. Can I cancel my contract before I move in?

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.

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