What is the ideal time to start looking for student accommodation in Glasgow?
It's important to start your hunt for your Glasgow student accommodation as early as possible. While Casita is there to help you with most of the steps; the room type, the amenities provided, the location, and proximity to your university, thorough research is still a recommended and essential step to ensure a smooth booking process.
When should I book my Glasgow student accommodation for the upcoming September intake?
If you are selected for the upcoming September intake, you may begin your search for Glasgow student accommodation between the months of January and March. It is preferable to start looking for a Glasgow student home around six months before your intake.
Are short-term stays available in Glasgow student homes?
Some providers offer short-term stays in Glasgow student homes. Checking the availability of your Glasgow student accommodation of choice during your desired period is recommended. You can also refer to a Casita accommodation expert to help you find accommodation that accepts short-term stays.
On average, how much does it cost to rent student accommodation in Glasgow?
The average weekly cost for student accommodation in Glasgow is around £98 for a single room. Other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more depending on the provider.
How can I pay for my student room in Glasgow?
You can make the payment for your Glasgow student accommodation via several transactional modes, including net banking or through your debit card. We also have our own payment portal at Casita, where we can assist you with the entire payment process.
Can I pay my Glasgow student accommodation rent in instalments?
Yes, you can pay in instalments. However, some providers may require you to have a UK guarantor. Refer back to your accommodation expert for further help on the matter.
What does the Glasgow student housing rent usually include?
This mainly depends on the provider; many Glasgow student accommodation providers offer essential utilities such as electricity, water, and gas in the rent, while some also offer Wi-Fi and insurance at no extra cost. Again, however, referring to the listing pages or contacting an accommodation expert for the specific rent inclusions is recommended.
Can I easily find discounts for Glasgow student accommodations?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in Glasgow. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!
What is a UK guarantor, and do I need to have one?
A guarantor is a person who signs the rental contract with you and commits to paying your rent if you are unable to do so yourself. A guarantor is often a family member, but it can be anyone. Most UK landlords require you to have a guarantor, so you’ll probably need to find one if you’re planning to live or study in Glasgow.
What steps do I need to take to complete my booking with Casita?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with the booking of your room of choice or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the "Enquire" button, then fill out the enquiry form you see in front of you.
What features or amenities should I look for in a Glasgow student home?
While searching for student accommodation in Glasgow, you want to look for places that offer all-inclusive bills, as well as fully-furnished accommodation options, accommodation close to your university of choice, and student homes that have the basic amenities you might need, including Wi-Fi, on-site laundry facilities, secure bike storage, and communal social spaces among other things.
What are the best areas for students to live in Glasgow?
Glasgow has a variety of neighbourhoods that are close to its major university and college campuses. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in Glasgow with ease in any of those areas: Anniesland, Hillgead, Patrick, and Glasgow City Centre.
What are the different types of available student accommodations in Glasgow?
The types of student accommodation in Glasgow vary and range from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.
What room types are available for student accommodation in Glasgow?
The available room types in Glasgow student accommodations range from single rooms, double rooms, and en-suite rooms, to private flats, apartments, and self-contained studios.
Can I easily find a furnished student room in Glasgow?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished student rooms in Glasgow that are fitted with the essentials of a bed, a wardrobe, a study area with a desk and a chair, a bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen.
Am I allowed to view the property before moving in?
Almost all Glasgow student accommodation options allow students to see the property either through online viewings through Skype or Zoom or through virtual tours of the property so you can take a look at your new home before moving in.
What is the best/easiest way to get around the city of Glasgow?
Getting around Glasgow is very accessible. It is easy to get around the city using its comprehensive transport system made up of a subway network and bus lines. You can also rent a car, cycle, or walk from one place to another inside the city.
What is dual occupancy student accommodation?
Typically, dual occupancy refers to accommodations that are generally one or two-bedroom properties, where more than one person is allowed to stay at either the same price or a slightly higher fee.
What anti-COVID measures do Glasgow student accommodations usually take?
Most Glasgow student accommodation providers have now intensified their cleaning and sanitising measures of student apartments and communal areas; some providers offer weekly cleanings free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for further details on the COVID measures implemented in your building of choice.
Is it considered safe to rent private student accommodation in Glasgow?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. We always choose the safest and most trustworthy options for Glasgow student accommodations providers.
How secure are student accommodations in Glasgow?
Most of our available options for Glasgow student accommodation, specifically PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation), are safe and secure, with additional safety measures, like CCTV and a security team being used and with students’ safety being taken into account.
Is booking with Casita exclusive to students, or can anyone book with Casita?
Only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student accommodation in Glasgow, while students under the age of 18 can also book with Casita but might require guidance from accommodation experts to find a fitting accommodation.
Can my parents or guardians be allowed to stay over in my Glasgow student home?
While some Glasgow student homes may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student accommodation in Glasgow usually has its own set of rules and regulations regarding hosting outsiders. We recommend you either check with the provider or contact an accommodation expert to get all the necessary information.
Can my friend and I stay in the same Glasgow student accommodation?
This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent a Glasgow student apartment with your friends. In some cases, you may be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit at no additional cost.
In case I move in and do not like my Glasgow student accommodation, what can I do?
At Casita, we try our best to find student accommodation that meets all your priorities and preferences. If you happen to not like your accommodation due to any unforeseen or unexpected circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies may vary from one provider to another.