Information for singles
This type of accommodation includes rooms in houses shared by a number of tenants and rooms in a house with a resident landlord/lady.
Remember that you need to decide before you take the room, with a resident landlord in particular whether the person/people you are going to live with will be sympathetic to your lifestyle (and you to theirs!). However, many people find this an excellent way to live and make contacts outside the University. A huge range of people rent a room, and there are lots of options open if you go down this route.
We have a few landlords who ask us to advertise studio flats and small flats for single people but we do not have many of these and they can be relatively expensive.
The average rents are as follows for:
a room in a shared house: £300-£400 per calendar month + a share of bills and council tax
study bedroom: in a Shared House: £260-£400 per calendar month + share of bills and council tax. With a Resident Landlord: £300 - £450 per month usually inclusive of the bills
single flats: £600 per month + bills and council tax
Full-time students can apply for council tax exemptions.
Note that the more central the accommodation is the more expensive it is and rents do vary from the average figures set out above depending on the standard of the accommodation and the location.
Short lets tend to be more expensive than long lets. The rent for a short let normally includes the bills (except the telephone) and Council Tax.