student housing faqs
What documents do I need to apply for student accommodation?
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We know you have lots of questions when you’re looking for Student Accommodation
Are you a student about to start your academic year and still looking for a place to stay? Are you wondering what documents you need to apply for student accommodation? Or maybe you have some other important questions. It can be a daunting time but don’t worry, we offer plenty of advice and support for students looking for housing.
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Are you a student about to start your academic year and still looking for a place to stay? Are you wondering what documents you need to apply for student accommodation? Or maybe you have some other important questions.
Finding the perfect student accommodation can be a daunting task, especially if you’re new to the area or have never lived away from home. There are many factors to consider, so it’s important to be well-informed when making any decisions.
To help you navigate the process, we’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions about our student accommodation. Whether you’re a first-year student or a seasoned renter, read on for some helpful tips and advice. You can also find useful advice about private renting for students on the University of Northampton Website.
We offer a variety of options from 2 Bedrooms up to 6 Bedroom Student Houses in Northampton. Some of our houses have en-suite rooms. We focus on groups of students who already know each other and try to find the most suitable option to keep you all together on your new adventure at Uni.
Our houses come furnished with double beds, wardrobes, chests of drawers, and desks in the bedrooms, as well as both baths and showers in the bathrooms. Additionally, the properties are equipped with washing machines, fridge/freezers, microwaves, and cookers/hobs in the kitchen. Sofas are provided in the lounge area, and all windows feature double glazing where allowed.
You’ll typically need to pay a deposit upfront to secure your room, followed by monthly or termly rent payments. Make sure to read your contract to understand all the payment terms and any fees that may apply.
While the rules can differ from one accommodation to another, here are some common guidelines:
No Smoking indoors.
Noise levels, especially during the night.
Pets are usually not allowed.
Timely rent payments are a must.
Maintenance issues should be reported as soon as possible.
Always read your contract carefully to fully understand your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
To apply for student accommodation in Northampton, you’ll typically need the following documents:
A valid student ID or proof of enrollment from your university.
Proof of identity, such as a passport or a driver’s license.
Guarantor information, usually a parent or guardian who can vouch for your ability to pay the rent.
References from a previous landlord or accommodation, if needed.
Proof of income or financial capability to pay the rent.
Each property may have its own specific requirements, so it’s always good to check before to ensure you have everything you need.
The earlier, the better! Accommodation options tend to fill up fast, especially those closer to the universities in Northampton. It’s advisable to start looking at least 3 months before your course starts. This gives you ample time to visit properties, weigh your options, and complete all the application requirements.
There’s no universal deadline, but spaces are often given on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Eligibility often depends on your status as a student. You generally must be:
Enrolled in a full-time course in a university or college in Northampton.
Over 18 years old.
Capable of paying rent or having a guarantor who can.
Some accommodations might have additional criteria, like being a first-year student or being part of a specific program, so be sure to check the specific eligibility requirements for each property you’re interested in.
A guarantor is a person who agrees to be responsible for your rent should you become unable to pay. Therefore, they act as a safety net, providing an additional level of guarantee to landlords that payments will be made.
Need more information about Student Housing?
Read our guide ‘What to Look for and How to Choose Student Accommodation‘, and of course, if you have any further questions please contact us directly.