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Private Housing

Getting into the private rented sector

Rooms to Rent

If you need a spare room, or need somebody to fill a spare room then you can use our Rooms to rent forums to get sorted! It is a free platform provided by the Students' Union. If using this kind of service, we'd recomend booking into a free appointent at our Student Advice Centre, so that they can make sure that you are following the law correctly, and do not end up in a sticky situation later down the line.

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Don't rush in

Despite what you might be told... there is no reason to rush into signing for a property here in Newcastle. If you're uncertain about any aspect of entering the private rented sector, then there is no problem with waiting. More student properties are put onto the market each week. Before renting, you should consider things such as:

  • Who you will live with
  • Where you'll live
  • Budget
  • Guarantor
  • Bills
  • Tenancy Agreements
  • And more!

Make sure you find yourself a comfortable place to live for the next year, and don't rush into things without careful thought.

Free housing booklet

Take a look through our FREE 16-page housing guide. It's full of helpful bits that you may not have considered yet.


Housing tips from Students

Housing Advice

The Student Advice Centre (SAC) is the free, confidential, independent and impartial service based on the Ground Floor of the Students' Union.

If you are not familiar with renting or you just want to ask some questions, come and speak us here at the Student Advice Centre for some friendly advice before you commit to anything. We can advise you on the many aspects of renting including contracts, deposits and protection, guarantors, fees, property condition and disrepair. The service also offers a contract review service where we can read through the contract for you before you sign and advise you on the contract terms and legal obligations you and the landlord have.

Visit us at Housing Fair on the 16th November, or book an appointment by clicking here.

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Helpful housing advice from Newcastle University Students' Union

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