Moving into your new student house is an exciting step. Many have said that the years they spent in a shared student house were the best years of their lives, with the ability to make lifelong friends and memories.

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Available Student Properties

Canterbury is an amazing City boasting three Universities, Canterbury Christchurch University, University of Kent and the University for the Creative Arts and this means that during term times there are over 40,000 students out and about and a large proportion of those are looking for accommodation from November onwards.

We have houses throughout Canterbury ranging from 1 to 6 bedrooms to suit various budgets.

Renting for the first time can sometimes be a stressful experience, but we aim to make this as stress-free as possible. 

Before you move in, consider your initial outgoings:

  • Security Deposit - £300.00
  • Holding Deposit - One weeks rent
  • Your first month’s rent

Once you have moved in, consider your ongoing costs:

  • Your monthly rental payments
  • Council Tax although check as Students in Full Time Courses will be exempt
  • Broadband and phone bills
  • Television License 
  • Food

Our top tips to prepare you for moving into your student property:

1 – Research!

Researching the area means that you can make the most of the city you are moving to. You can discover new restaurants, bars and experiences. Research the best broadband packages available to students and discuss with your housemates the one you wish to go for. That way you can have it all set up for when you arrive.

2 – Get Organised!

Organising what you are going to bring into your home will alleviate unnecessary stress. You can plan what items you will need in your room to ease your University experience, and what homeware you will need to get you on your feet from the very first day.

3 – Reach Out!

If you are an individual tenant joining a house, reach out to your new housemates. By making friends you will be able to ensure that your experience is the best it can be.  Don't forget to join your University clubs, this is a great way to meet a lot of people.

Student Renting Terms and Conditions

Holding Deposit (per tenancy): One week's rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right- to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).

Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year): Five weeks' rent.  However, for students we charge £300.00. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year): Six weeks' rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy. 

Unpaid Rent: Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.

Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s): Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).

Variation of Contract (Tenant's Request):£50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

Change of Sharer (Tenant's Request):£50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord's instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

Early Termination (Tenant's Request): Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord's costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.

If you any questions about our fees, please ask a member of staff.

If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ's or contact us to have a chat with one of our staff

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