Finding accommodation when you’re a student can be an exciting but also daunting task. These pages will assist you when LOOKING for private rented accommodation. If you are interested in University Accommodation please contact the University directly or navigate their web pages for more information. Our advisers can advise on University accommodation too.
When looking for private housing, if you conduct a viewing and accept the offer of accommodation with a holding deposit you have entered into an agreement (even if you haven’t ‘signed’ the tenancy agreement yet).
So take a moment before you start looking for housing and prepare so you can make an informed choice.
- Have a read of the first section of our Housing Guide* to find out everything you need to know before LOOKING (there’s also sections on LIVING in and LEAVING your accommodation).
- Think about booking in to speak with the NUSU Housing Adviser.
- Attend NUSU Housing Fair, run each November to get advice and meet some of the housing providers in the city.
Useful information on types of accommodation, locations in Newcastle and more.
There's no perfect time to look, but our advisers have provided some factors to consider.
Consider the pros and cons of sharing.
When you have been to a viewing and are sure you want to accept the offer of the housing you will start a process of documentation and payment to create a tenancy contract that is legally binding.
Information on which fees are allowed and which are banned.
Useful information on finding a letting agency.
Letting agent redress schemes provide a free, independent service for resolving disputes between letting agents and tenants.
London students contact your local borough council