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Austen House

Private Room/ Studio Flat/ Shared Room

80 Bedford Place, Southampton, SO15 2DF Distance From University

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    About this property

    Austen House is our brand new student residence in Southampton’s city centre. Whether you’re an undergraduate or a postgraduate, we’ve got a room option that will suit you down to the ground (more about that below).

    The Southampton Solent University campus is just a 10-minute stroll from our complex, and University of Southampton is a quick bus ride away. Whichever one you’re studying at, Austen House puts you within easy reach.

    Extra-curricular fun is right on your doorstep too. The enormous West Quay shopping centre is within walking distance, there are countless great bars and restaurants dotted around the vicinity, and the city’s parks (Palmerston, Houndwell and Hoglands) are a stone’s throw away.

    Anyway, here’s some info about Austen House itself.

    SOCIAL SPACES

    First of all, you might like to know that Austen House has loads of social spaces. Nine to be exact:

    • Cinema Room | Black out room, projector and squashy seating, what more could you need?
    • Reading Room | Looking for somewhere quiet to relax? Our tranquil reading room will be just what you need.
    • Gaming Room | With 8 screens, controllers and gaming chairs, the only question is GTA or FIFA?
    • Art Room | Work benches, easels and cutting desks give you a space to be creative and collaborative.
    • Music Room | Lot’s of space for electric instruments and a mixing desk make this the perfect space to jam.
    • Photography Room | Lights, backdrops and plenty of space. Get your Rankin on.
    • Study Room |  Don’t fancy lugging your books in to the library? The study room is a perfect alternative.
    • Common Room | Complete with pool table, TV, and plenty of comfy seating.
    • Bar Area| BYOD (drinks!) this space if for you to chill and relax with old friends or new ones!

    Yeah, really.

    YOUR ROOM OPTIONS

    • An ensuite room in a 4- or 5-bed shared flat – ideal if you want to socialise a lot and make new friends right away
    • A standard room in a 2-bed apartment, which would be perfect for sharing with a friend, or if you’d prefer a more chilled-out atmosphere
    • A studio, which you’ll have all to yourself!

    You’ll get a double bed no matter which option you choose, so you can always get a good night’s rest when you need it (before an exam, after a night out, or whenever).

    Features

    Communal kitchen
    Dining Area
    Iron / Ironing board
    Karaoke

    Safety

    CCTV
    Secure Door Entry

    Price also includes

    Bike Storage
    Wifi

    Book Your Room

    Private Room(4 types to choose from)

    Premium En-suite

      1 single bed

      Ensuite Bathroom

      Enjoy even more space with one of our contemporary premium ensuite rooms. Sized between 14 – 15.5 sqm you get slightly more floorspace with all the features of a classic ensuite.

      Duration
      51 weeks

      Move in

      Move out

      Price
      £141/week

      Total
      £7191

      Duration
      43 weeks

      Move in

      Move out

      Price
      £151/week

      Total
      £6493

      Classic En-suite

        1 single bed

        Shared Bathroom

        Enjoy a stylish 11.5 – 12.sqm room in a 4 or 5 bed flat and benefit from all the storage you need, a small double bed, a bright ensuite shower room and 100Mb internet. Plus, socialise with your friends in your very own kitchen/living room.

        Duration
        51 weeks

        Move in

        Move out

        Price
        £136/week

        Total
        £6936

        Duration
        43 weeks

        Move in

        Move out

        Price
        £146/week

        Total
        £6278

        Standard En-suite

          1 single bed

          Ensuite Bathroom

          Share a homely kitchen-diner with 4 other students on the ground and lower ground floors whilst enjoying the privacy of your own modern room with a swanky bathroom to match! Sizes of this room type vary, whichever you choose, your room will have plenty of storage space and a small double bed. There are only a few available of these great value rooms.

          Duration
          51 weeks

          Move in

          Move out

          Price
          £120/week

          Total
          £6120

          Duration
          43 weeks

          Move in

          Move out

          Price
          £130/week

          Total
          £5590

          Standard Room in a 2 bed flat

            1 single bed

            Shared Bathroom

            Got a friend you would like to live with or want to keep numbers low, the 2 bed apartment is a great option to share a living space with only one person. You get your own room and share the kitchen area, so whether it's studying until 2:00 in the morning, or time to chill out, a 2 bed apartment will be a great choice for you.

            Duration
            51 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £113/week

            Total
            £5763

            Duration
            43 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £123/week

            Total
            £5289

            Studio Flat(3 types to choose from)

            Premium Studio

            1 single bed

            Ensuite Bathroom

            A self-contained studio offering personal amenities.

            Duration
            51 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £167/week

            Total
            £8517

            Classic Studio

            1 single bed

            Ensuite Bathroom

            A self-contained studio sized 17.5 - 18.5 sqm offering personal amenities, available for dual ocupancy. 

            Duration
            51 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £162/week

            Total
            £8262

            Standard Studio

            1 single bed

            Ensuite Bathroom

            A self-contained studio sized 17 - 21 sqm offering personal amenities.

            Duration
            51 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £152/week

            Total
            £7752

            Shared Room(3 types to choose from)

            Premium Studio - Dual Occupancy

            1 single bed

            Shared Bathroom

            A self-contained studio offering personal amenities, available for dual ocupancy. 

            Duration
            51 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £192/week

            Total
            £9792

            Classic Studio - Dual Occupancy

            1 single bed

            Shared Bathroom

            A self-contained studio sized 17.5 - 18.4 sqm offering personal amenities, available for dual ocupancy. 

            Duration
            51 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £187/week

            Total
            £9537

            Standard Studio - Dual Occupancy

            1 single bed

            Shared Bathroom

            A self-contained studio sized 17 - 21 sqm offering personal amenities, available for dual ocupancy. 

            Duration
            51 weeks

            Move in

            Move out

            Price
            £177/week

            Total
            £9027

            Distance from University
            Payment Info

            Booking Deposit of £250, to confirm your booking.

            This is converted into a refundable security deposit at the start of your tenancy.

            Rent Payments

            Pay in Full, to get 2% discount

            Pay in 4 installments

            Mode of Payment

            Pay online by debit or credit card (2% surcharge), direct debit or bank transfer.

            Booking Info

            You get 7-days cool off period (Free cancellation period) to cancel your booking after you sign the tenancy agreement. If you cancel within the 7-days period, your deposit is refunded.

            If you are outside the 7-days cool off period, but would like to cancel before the 31st of July 2017, you may do so. Your deposit of £250 and £50 booking fees will not be refunded. But you will not be liable to pay any other fees.

            If you are outside the cool off period and would like to cancel after the 31st of July 2017, you can do so, but you will need to find a replacement student to take over your tenancy. Until a suitable replacement has been found, you will be liable to pay any accommodation fees or rent that becomes due. The deposit and booking fees are not refunded.

            If you cancel after moving in, you will need to find a replacement student to take over your tenancy. Until a suitable replacement has been found, you will be liable to pay any accommodation fees or rent that becomes due. Any paid rent is refunded after a suitable replacement is found, however the £250 deposit and £50 booking fees are forfeited. The landlord can also charge £100 for cleaning and preparing the room for the new tenant.

            If you do not meet the grade requirements of the university, you may cancel, provided you provide a proof of this to the landlord by 24th August, 2017. Your deposit of £250 is returned, however £50 application fees if retained.

            FAQs

            BOOKING A ROOM

            How do I book a room?

            Booking a room is simple, all you need to do is provide us with the details & we will be more than happy to do booking for you.

            What do you need from me to book a room?

            It is a simple four-step process:

            Register online

            Complete the application form and pay an £50 application fee.

            Complete your booking information and pay your deposit of £250.

            Sign your tenancy online.

            If you’re requesting to pay by instalments, you will need to provide the guarantor's information.

            Please have all your personal details handy.

            Upon completion of booking your room, you are bound by the contract you have agreed to.

            Can I live in the residence?

            You must be a full-time student, and 18 years or older at check in. However, please be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

            Do you provide summer accommodation?

            It is always worth checking if there is any availability.

            Can I sub-let my room for the summer?

            Students are not allowed to sublet their rooms during their tenancy period.

            Do I need to have a UK-based guarantor?

            Yes, if you choose to pay in instalments. If you choose to pay annually then you do not need to have a guarantor.

            How can I send you my guarantor information?

            You can send the same to us via email.

            Can I pay in instalments?

            Yes, if you have a UK based guarantor you can pay in four instalments. Students without a guarantor are required to pay their rent in full at a 2% discount.

            What is the payment plan for rent?

            £50 Application fee. Payable when you apply.

            £300 Booking fee/deposit. Payable when you apply.

            There are four installment dates as follows:

            21st August 2017

            2nd October 2017

            2nd January 2018

            3rd April  2018

            Is the £50 booking fee refundable?

            No, the booking fee covers the administration to process your application with us.

            What is the damage deposit for?

            This amount is a refundable deposit taken to ensure that during your tenancy the fabric of your room is kept to an acceptable standard, taking into consideration wear and tear. A full list of charges on check out is available on your student portal.

            What’s included in my rent?

            Your fabulous en-suite room, all bills, 100Mb broadband wired and/or WiFi (Free upgrade to 100MB from September 2017) , contents insurance, 24 hour security and on-site maintenance.

            What’s not included in my rent?

            Pizza on demand or any food, laundry costs, TV license, parking, room-cleans.

            How can I pay my rent?

            You will be able to pay your rent online through your student portal, by direct debit, credit (2% charge) or debit card, BACS or bank transfer.

            Can I change my rent instalment plan?

            No. However, if you are struggling to make your payments, please email us regarding the same.

            Can I pay my rent with my student loan?

            The payment due dates should be in line with student loan payments. However, if this is not the case please let us know about the same.

            How can I find out how much I owe?

            You can see a full breakdown of payments made and due through your student portal.

            What if I don’t pay?

            We would request you to update us with the same, we would like to ensure that your payments are made on time.

            ALLOCATIONS

            Can I live with my friends?

            Yes; to live with your friends all you need to do is mention their details under group booking section.

            How do you decide who I live with?

            Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you have preferences we would be happy to consider those on application. However, meeting those expectations is based on availability at the time of booking.

            Do you allow couples?

            Yes. This is only available in the studio rooms.

            Can I choose which room I live in within the residence?

            No. However, we endeavour to meet your requests depending on the availability at the time of booking.

            MOVING IN

            Can I move in before my contract starts?

            It completely depends upon the availaibility of the room.

            What do I need to bring with me on arrival?

            All your stuff! The room is furnished but you will need to bring items for you kitchen, linen and all your other worldly belongings.

            Is there somewhere to park when I am unpacking?

            Yes, for limited period of time. Further information on arrivals will be emailed to you two weeks before check-in so that you can plan accordingly.

            Will there be someone to collect my keys from?

            Yes, the full team will be there to help you on arrival. If you are arriving out of hours, it is advisable to let us know, but you will still be greeted by a member of staff.

            Can I change rooms if I am not happy with my allocated room or flatmate?

            Yes you can. However, there are no moves until 4 weeks after the contact start date and there is an administration charge of £50. There is some flexibility on this if there are cultural reasons or in exceptional circumstances.

            LIVING

            What cooking equipment is supplied?

            A microwave, hob and oven.

            What kitchen equipment is not supplied?

            Crockery, utensils, pots/pans and other small appliances.

            Kettles and toasters are not provided. It is recommended before purchasing these that you get together with your flat mates to purchase these items together saving money and space.

            Is bedding supplied?

            No, you will need to bring your own bedding. All the rooms have a small double bed so you will need to bring double size bedding.

            Can I personalise my room?

            As long as you are able to return it to its original state on check-out or you will be charged for damages.

            Can I keep a fridge in my room?

            No, unless it is for storing prescribed medication.

            Can I bring my own washing machine/tumble dryer?

            No, there are laundry facilities on site.

            Can I bring a pet?

            Tenants are not allowed to bring pets into the building.

            Are there laundry facilities?

            Yes. A wash costs around (tbc) £2.70 and a dry £1.20 (50 mins).

            The laundry services are provided by Circuit. You will need to buy a top up card (£5 of credit) before you are able to use the machines.

            Is there a post service?

            Yes, you will have a post box in reception for your flat. Parcels can be delivered to reception. However, please be aware of the postal policy in using this service.

            Where can I smoke?

            Outside, in the smoking shelter. The buildings are non-smoking and incidents of smoking indoors will be dealt with strictly.

            Do I have Wifi?

            Yes, WiFi comes as standard.

            Is a TV provided?

            In communal kitchens and studio flats with freeview TV subscription. However, a TV licence is not provided and students are responsible for paying for this annual charge.

            Who is responsible for cleaning my flat?

            You and your housemates are.

            Who is responsible for cleaning the communal areas?

            The onsite maintenance team is responsible for the same.

            Can we have a party?

            Yes, as long as you are mindful of other students living in the building and clean up after yourselves.

            Are there spare rooms for visitors to stay in?

            No, unfortunately the buildings are filled to the brim with fun-loving students every year.

            Can I park on site?

            There is no permanent parking on site. If you require disability parking then please contact onsite maintenance team.

            How do I report maintenance?

            You can report maintenance through your student portal.

            What happens once I have reported maintenance?

            When things go wrong in buildings the onsite maintenance team would fix the same at the earliest.

            How do I report a maintenance issue out of hours?

            Online through your student portal or via email and the same would be dealt at the earliest. If it is an emergency please call the emergency number provided to you in your welcome book.

            MOVING OUT

            What do I need to do before I move out?

            Book your check-out appointment at reception, over the phone or email giving at least 7 days' notice. 

            Can I pay extra for my room to be cleaned?

            Yes. Your room must be left in the same state as when you arrived to avoid charges to your damage deposit. Please contact the management team to request details for the same.

            How do I return my keys?

            Hand them in at reception on check-out.

            Will I get a deposit returned to me?

            Yes, provided your room is left in the same state in which you found it on check-in. A list of charges that may be applicable are available on your student portal.

            Can I store stuff in my room and collect it later?

            Unfortunately not. Information is available at reception as the  does not have available storage space onsite, even if you have re-booked for next year.

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