Bristol Student AccommodationWe are a family business specialising in student accommodation, lets and property rental in Bristol, England. We currently have nineteen student houses, with all accommodation located within walking distance of one or other of the universities or Bristol colleges.
For a list of the houses available, please click on the year you require:
Student Accommodation Bristol - Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Student Accommodation Bristol - Jul 2018 - Jun 2019
We have been managing student accommodation in Bristol for over seventeen years and we have a reputation for good management and rapid response to problems and emergencies. All our accommodation is to a very high standard, well decorated and with superior facilities including washing machines and with free broadband in most properties.
If you look around Bristol you will see plenty of student accommodation, some of it poorly equipped and poorly managed. We make great efforts to ensure that none of our property falls into this category, and as part of this we have undertaken a continuous programme of improvements for all of our accommodation.
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Student Accommodation Advice
What does Bristol offer for student accommodation?Bristol has a wide variety of student accommodation ranging from single rooms to houses for seven or more. Rental prices range from approximately £50 to £100+ per week, depending on location and quality. They are owned by both private owners and larger companies, most coming in the form of self contained houses. There have recently been some quite major developments in the city, converting old office blocks into large student buildings, with in some cases hundreds of single room flats, similar to the halls of residences. However the accommodation available in such buildings tends to be on the small side, and students who want a bit more room find it better to move into a proper student house. These blocks can also be very expensive, with rooms as much as £170 a week. Some students like to spend their first year in student halls of residence before moving out into private rented accommodation in their second year. However these days many students, especially late arrivals, are moving straight into a shared house from the outset.
What are the usual areas for student rental in Bristol?Bristol University students prefer to rent property in Clifton, Redland, Cotham and St Andrews. Students from UWE tend to rent accommodation across the city, but mainly in Filton, Fishponds and Horfield. However, as many students now have cars, properties further out are now being considered that would not have been feasible several years ago.
What should you expect as tenants?What you get will obviously vary from landlord to landlord: some landlords offer high quality, well maintained accommodation, others don't. When choosing your accommodation you should consider not only your budget, but also the way you want to live your student years. If you want to have plenty of wild parties and never hoover or wash up, don't go for a landlord that requires the house to be kept clean and tidy. If you want high quality clean and tidy accommodation, don't expect to be able to trash the place every weekend.
Very importantly, READ THE CONTRACT. Different landlords expect different things. It may seem obvious, but if you're a smoker, don't go for a house that has a smoking restriction. If you miss something such as this when signing up, you're going to have to live with it.
What documentation can I ask the landlord for?All landlords must by law have a current gas safety certificate relevant to the property. In addition, as options, you can also ask whether there is a current fire equipment inspection certificate, a NICEIC certificate (for electrical safety lasting five years) and also evidence of PAT testing of the property's electrical appliances (current for one year).
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Broadband Technical InformationWe have installed high speed wireless internet in all of our properties, provided by Virgin Media, with all connections rated at 350 Mbps. We have taken steps to provide good signal availability throughout but we cannot guarantee coverage throughout every part of every house, nor top speeds in every location. It is therefore inevitable that some rooms may have limited service, however the majority of rooms in every house should have a good service. Actual speeds attainable will depend on distance to the router, obstacles in between, number of concurrent connections, method of connectivity, and other factors outside our control such as traffic on the Virgin network. Please note that at present the service at 56 Kennington Avenue runs at 50 Mbps as the ISP is currently unable to provide ultra high speed services in that street. We will upgrade the connection as soon as the higher speed service becomes available.
Some rooms may also have wired network connections, however the primary method of access for broadband is via wireless, so these are provided on an "as-is" basis. These legacy wired connections are deprecated and are no longer being maintained.
Technical advice is available free via telephone, and chargeable onsite assistance is also available on request.
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