For many, University life involves moving away from home. There are several types of accommodation available
and we want to make you aware of the most common types.
We hope this information supports you in making a more informed decision; you should not feel pressured into
signing a tenancy agreement straight away, seek advice from Your Students' Union Advice Service if you feel you need
University owns several Halls of Residence that are managed by the FutureLets lettings
This type of accommodation is popular with first year undergraduate and postgraduate students as it is
arrange through the University.
Better security with a manned reception desk and access to the University Protection Service
Varied rooms available such as studio rooms, shared flats
and optional ensuite bathrooms.
Rent is usually inclusive of utility bills
Often close to or on campus
Some offer catered accommodation options
More opportunities to meet new people
Offer individual contracts
Often more expensive than other accommodation options
Usually have to use paid washing machines in communal areas
There is an abundance of private halls of residence either in or close to Coventry City Centre. This type of
accommodation is similar to University-Owned Halls, with a few key differences:
Less likely to have a catered accommodation option
More secure with manned reception though no access to the University Protection Service
Often have longer contracts (usually 51 weeks)
Privately renting a room in a shared house or flat is a popular option for those on a budget, those who want
move in with a group of friends or like shared communal areas, and those who prefer houses to halls.
Can offer the option to rent with friends
Can be cheaper especially when splitting household bills
Varied priced accommodation available
Less privacy with shared communal areas
Joint responsibility for rent, bills and cleaning
Varied quality accommodation so you will need to check thoroughly during viewings
Varied levels of security
Some students may prefer to live on their own for various reasons. Here are some features to consider with
types of accommodations.
Varied accommodation available e.g. studios, flats and houses
More privacy and freedom
Often more expensive and bills may be exclusive of rent
May still have to use paid washing machines in communal areas
Can be lonely for some students
A cheaper option is renting with a resident landlord and becoming a lodger; it is important to note
under these circumstances you will have less rights than a tenant.
Contracts may be fixed for a certain period of time or be flexible
Can be cheaper than other renting options
Rent may be inclusive of bills
There might be house-rules that restrict your freedom & independence
You can learn more about lodging on the Citizens Advice Bureau Webpage.
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