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Student Rooms in the UK

Written by Sam | October 28, 2021

If you are looking for a student room in the UK then I will tell you how you can find one in the most efficient way!

You are likely going to want a student room if you aren’t part of a group and want to join one or you want to live by yourself in a studio.

How to Find a Good Student Room

You’ve probably found that most letting agents and landlords don’t really sell or rent rooms by themselves because they want it to go to a group.

The reason for this is because if they rented the rooms out individually, then there would likely be some arguments and friction between all the housemates in which the landlord will have to step in.

It also creates a lifestyle for the student where it can be uncomfortable. Imagine living in a house where you have to tread on eggshells around people! Not a great way to live your student years.

Essentially, this is why. If they can get the group to form themselves and they are happy with it then it’s much better than putting strangers in a house and hoping they will get on!

Best ways to find a room:

  • Email us, we can help you find a room if you are struggling
  • Facebook groups are a great way to get direct access to students and landlords who are in the group
  • Contact letting agents directly
  • Other websites can be really helpful like: SpareRoom – They are probably the biggest in the market currently.

What to do When You Have Found a Student Room

When you have found a good room, the first thing you should do is view it!

Why? Because viewing allows you to get to see it, potentially meet the other housemates if they are in. You can also meet somebody from the agency or the landlord themselves and this can give you an impression of the service they offer.

Before signing, you must read the contract and make sure that you understand what is being asked of you as a tenant and what responsibilities you have as a manager or agent.

For example, if you are put on a joint tenancy then you are liable as a house for deposit and any arrears, whereas, if you are on a single AST you are only liable for what you owe and this will be the same with guarantors. It’s an extreme example, however, you just need to be aware of what is expected of you.

After you have read it and asked any questions then by all means you can book the room!

What to do if You Can’t Find a Student Room

If you can’t find a room, don’t panic.

Keep following the process, make sure that you are speaking with people like us, agents, landlords and in Facebook groups and even in contact with the university.

By joining newsletters and alerts will help you keep up to date with the latest rooms that are being released.

Some leave university because it isn’t for them and they need to sell their room, this is another good way to find rooms. Sometimes you can get good deals because they need to sell their room or continue paying the rent.

I hope this helps you to find a student room in your city. If you are having any troubles, please email us and we will help you find something!

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