- Student Halls of Residence Read
- Private housing Read
If you would prefer to stay in private accommodation either with a group of friends, or as a way to meet new people we have a number of options for you to choose from.
Private housing options
Students may choose to live in private accommodation while attending university. Private accommodation is let out and managed by private landlords, which can feel overwhelming, especially if students who are new to the UK.
At Regent College London, we offer several options for those who decide on private housing, ensuring they receive relevant information about their rights and responsibilities as a private tenant.
You can register your details directly with letting agents, who will be able to assist in finding properties who meet your criteria. We advise that you check all letting agents are registered with one of the UK’s leading accreditation schemes.
Search engines are provided on each site, to allow you to filter through and look for Propertymark protected agents.
You can also search for properties independently on the websites below.
Regent College London has no direct association with any of the websites listed above, nor has it vetted any of the landlords or letting agents that advertise on these websites. Regent College London shall not be held liable for any loss or damage (however caused) suffered as a result of any dealings you have with any of the listed online accommodation sites. Please contact the external site directly for answers to questions regarding its content.
- Home Stays/Host Family Accommodation (HFS London) Read
Host family accommodation is a high quality, competitively-priced alternative to staying in a hotel or hostel. By staying in Homestay accommodation you will not only learn more about English culture, but also have an excellent opportunity to practise your English in an authentic environment. For more information visit: http://www.hfslondon.com/
- Housing support Read
Housing Hand (University Guarantor Service) – Housing Hand works closely with the majority of universities and higher education institutions, with the fundamental aim of helping students to secure the accommodation of their choice –without the stress or financial struggle of paying all their rent in advance.
Need a UK guarantor?
One of the biggest problems international students face when renting a property is not having a UK guarantor. This is a huge worry if you are not able to pay 6-12 months in advance to secure your property. Even if you do pay in advance, you may still need a UK guarantor. Housing Hand can be your UK guarantor so that you can pay your rent monthly. The application process is simple, you can click for a quote.
Why do I need one?
If you can’t provide a qualifying UK guarantor, you may be asked to pay up to twelve months rent upfront. This can leave less bargaining power if something goes wrong in your accommodation. Housing Hand can be your guarantor – leaving you to sit back, relax, and pay your rent monthly.
What is a co-signer?
A co-signer is a second point of contact for Housing Hand. They cannot be a student or be moving into the same property as the applicant who is signing the Housing Hand guarantor agreement. They are jointly liable for repaying Housing Hand should you default on your rent. In the instance you failed to pay your rent, we would attempt to contact you and arrange a suitable repayment plan. If we are unable to do so, or should the agreement be broken, your co-signer would then be contacted to pay what you owe. We do not conduct a credit check or require your co-signer to be a UK home owner or resident. Please note, on joint and several contracts, you and your co-signer are required to repay Housing Hand for housemate’s non-payments that have been made on your behalf.
How much does it cost?
Housing Hand charges a one off fee paid at the start of your tenancy. Prices start from just £295 for up to 12 months cover. The exact fee depends on several factors, including your rent amount. You can get a free, no obligation quote by making an application! Student fee will be between 60-95 % of your share of the monthly rent, subject to a minimum of £295.
For more details contact www.housinghand.co.uk or +44 (0) 207 205 2625
The London Assembly are members of the Greater London Authority.
The official UK Government website for citizens.
- Find your local council
- How to rent checklist
- Documents required when renting privately
Citizens Advice Bureau
CAB offers help and advice on everyone’s rights and responsibilities.
A housing charity offering advice on homelessness and housing issues.
Transport for London
TFL is a government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London.
Our dedicated Accommodation team are on hand to help with any practical advice on living in and getting around London.
The team can offer you more information about the different accommodation options and advise on a suitable option for you. In addition they can offer advice and guidance on applying for accommodation and making a payment.
If you would like to contact the team you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)2038706666.