Important things to remember when looking for a property
- Ensure that all safety certificates are current - Electric (5 yearly), Gas (annual) , Energy Performance Certificate (every 10 years).
- Check that fire safety measures are in place ( smoke detectors, door closers, & fire doors for larger properties).
- Properties must have well fitted entry / exit doors of sound construction. The front door must be fitted with a secure and substantial lock ( thumb turn lock internally for Houses in Multiple Occupation). The rear door must be fitted with a mortice lock in addition to a barrel bolt mechanism.
- All ground floor and other accessible windows must be fitted with suitable locks and keys.
Rents vary widely depending on where you choose to live.
City Centre accommodation is often situated above shops or in purpose built residential blocks. This area has become popular with students because of the convenient location and access to facilities. Rents range from £90 - £190 per person per week.
Fenham lies to the west of the University, close to the Medical School. It provides students with a more affordable housing option. Rents range from £50 - £60 per person per week.
Gosforth is situated a little further out of the city. It has excellent bus and metro links into the city centre and good local shopping facilities. Fewer students live here in recent years. Rents vary from £55 - £65 per person per week.
Heaton is a large area with good local facilities and bus routes into town. It has a long tradition of housing students. There is a large amount of available properties in this area so rents have not seen as rapid an increase as in other locations and are currently £50 - £60 per person per week.
Jesmond is close to the University, served by the Metro and has a wide range of shops, pubs and facilities. Rents currently range from £65 - £85 per person per week.
Sandyford is very close to the University and city. Rents are between £65 - £75 per person per week.
Spital Tongues is close to the University campus. There are not many student properties on offer in this area so rent has increased recently, currently around £65 - £75 per person per week.
Nearly all student properties in Newcastle are terraced. There are 4-8 bedroom houses and 2-5 bedroom upper and lower flats/maisonettes. The properties should include:-
Some properties may have an extra bathroom, toilet or shower room. Each tenant should have their own study bedroom. Each bedroom should have a bed, wardrobe, set of drawers and a study desk and chair.
You will be expected to provide your own bedding, along with kitchen utensils, crockery and small kitchen appliances such as kettles and toasters.
Our Student Progress Service has information on how to get on well with your neighbours.