There are a number of ways in which you may search for private sector accommodation, but the best place to start is right here on Northampton Student Lets.
All properties on Northampton Student Lets meet strict quality criteria and are Decent and Safe Homes (DASH) accredited, meaning you know that you can trust the quality of the property, its facilities, amenities and management. Being based on Park Campus we're also one of the easiest letting agencies to work with - no frustrating middle-of-the-day appointments across town, just pop in between classes - done!
You can search our property listing by proximity to a particular campus, property type e.g. house or apartment, area, number of bedrooms, weekly rental amount per person and availability date.
Northampton Student Lets is also fee-free! There are no guarantor fees, no referencing fees, no additional costs at all!
You might also look for properties in a number of other ways:
All properties on the University of Northampton's Housing List meet strict quality criteria and are Decent and Safe Homes (DASH) accredited, meaning you know that you can trust the quality of the property, its facilities, amenities and management.
There are a number of companies who let properties to students. In some cases these companies may only let to groups of students rather than individuals and it is also important that you check whether you are signing an individual contract or joint tenancy agreement. Such agents will often charge a number of fees including an administration fee and referencing fees, which Northampton Student Lets does not, so be sure to check and ensure to include these fees in your budgeting!
The Chronicle and Echo has a property section appear monthly in their newspaper and an up to date online provision available through their website www.northamptonchron.co.uk Students should be aware that a large number of properties that appear in such listings are managed by Estate Agents and may subsequently incur the aforementioned fees.
There are a large number of property search websites available that compile listings from private landlords and Estate Agents and Property Management companies including www.spareroom.co.uk and www.rightmove.co.uk
An increasing number of private landlords and estate agents advertise through social media such as Twitter and Facebook and a number of students will also look to fill “spare rooms” by posting to social media. In searching for properties through social media students should be mindful of the source of information in assessing whether it represents a good option for them.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR