When should I start looking for London student accommodation?
It's important to start your search for a cheap student accommodation in London 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 an essential step to ensure a smooth booking process.
When should I book my accommodation for the September intake?
If you are selected for the September intake, you may begin your search for accommodation between January and March or preferably around six months before your intake.
Are there short-term stays in London?
Some providers offer short-term stays in London. Checking the availability of your 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.
How much rent does a student pay for accommodation in London?
The average weekly cost for student homes in London, specifically a single room, is around £200. Other room types like en-suite rooms or studios may cost more depending on the provider. Generally, student studios in London are less expensive than a flat but more expensive than an en-suite,
How do I pay for my student room in London?
You can make the payment 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 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.
Are bills included in my rent?
This mainly depends on the provider; Many London student accommodation options 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 get discounts for student accommodation in London?
Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good discounts and pay lower rent in London. 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 guarantor, and will I need 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 most 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 moving to London.
How do I complete my booking?
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 should I look for when booking London student accommodation?
While searching for student residences in London, 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.
What are the best areas for students to live in London?
London has a variety of neighbourhoods that are close to its numerous university and college campuses. Students will be able to find good and affordable student accommodation in London with ease in areas like Spitalfields, Camden Town, Kings Cross, Shoreditch, and Hammersmith.
What different accommodation types are available for students in London?
The types of student properties in London vary and range from PBSAs (Purpose-Built Student Accommodation) to private lets and co-living spaces.
What are the different available room types?
The available room types in London student accommodation range from single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms, and en-suite rooms, to private halls, including apartments, self-contained studios, and penthouses.
Can I get a furnished student room in London?
Using Casita’s services, you can easily find fully-furnished rooms in London 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.
Can I see the property before moving in?
Almost all London 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’s the best mode of transportation in London?
When booking student room in London, you can get around the city through its various transport links. You either use the underground, take the bus, hail a cab, bike, or walk from one place to another.
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 are anti-COVID measures in place at student accommodations in London?
Most 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 safe to rent private student accommodation?
Landlords are carefully and thoroughly vetted before being posted to our websites. Additionally, when it comes to London student accommodation providers, we always choose the safest and most trustworthy options for students.
Are these accommodations secure?
Most of our available options for London 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.
Can only students book with Casita?
Yes, only students can book with Casita. Students over the age of 18 can easily find a fitting student hall in London, while students under the age of 18 can also book with us, you will need some guidance on your options so contact us for that.
Can my parents or guardian stay for the first few days when I arrive?
While some student flats may allow for parents or guardians to stay over, every student housing in London 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 information you need.
Can I stay with a friend at my student hall in London?
This mostly depends on the provider and the specific accommodation you choose. In most cases, you can rent an apartment with your friends. You may, however, be charged a small fee to do so, or you can rent a dual occupancy unit.
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
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 unaccepted circumstances, referring back to the provider is recommended, as cancellation policies vary from one provider to another.