FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When is the ideal time to start looking for student accommodation?
What type of contract is offered?
We tend to offer 11 month contracts starting from 1st of September until 31st of July. This gives us the opportunity to make major maintenances and upgrades to the properties in August to ensure that we continue to offer top quality properties. In addition, tenants will sign a standard “Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement”.
What is your payment procedure and do I need a guarantor?
How much is the booking fee and what happens to it?
We charge the booking fee for administration of £50. If you cancel your booking within 10 days then you are entitled to a full fee refund. After 10 days, the booking fee is non-refundable but the deposit is fully returned to you.
How much is the deposit?
Do I need to pay for Council tax?
Providing accommodation for students
We have been renting our properties to University of Essex students since 2007. Once a property is added to our portfolio, we regularly perform relevant safety checks and updates to conform to local standards and requirements.