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5 City Road, Nottingham

City Rd, Nottingham, NG9 2LQ, United Kingdom
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About the Property

5 City Road is a lovely student accommodation in Nottingham that offers a range of en-suite rooms. The property is located within a short walk from the University Park Campus and the University of Nottingham, making it an ideal student housing.

Features

Every room comes with comfortable beds, study desks, wardrobes, private bathrooms and large enough windows. Chill with friends while watching your favourite shows on TV in the common area and wash & dry clothes in the laundry room. Unwind in the garden and cook your favourite meals in the well-equipped kitchen. You can also have dinner together on the dining table. Plus, all the bills like gas, water, electric charges (subject to a fair usage policy), a budget for free high-speed wifi and a TV licence will be included in the rent.

Location and What's Hot?

The property is located close to an array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Have coffee at Metro and fulfil your pizza cravings at Poppa Pizza. Have yummy pastries at Christine's Delights and grab your Sushi takeaway from Washoku. Have Sunday dinner at Hot Pang and Thai dishes at Sukho Thai. You can also spend fun evenings at The Pottle MicroPub and Bendigo Lounge.

Commute

The accommodation is located within walking distance from many bus stops and transit stations. Marlborough Road bus stop is within a 2-minute walk. Or you can catch a tram from Middle Street Tram Stop which is within a 3-minute walk. To travel far away, you can reach Beeston train station within a 14-minute walk.

Pet policy

Not without the permission of the Landlord. You will not be allowed to keep cats or dogs but smaller pets may be considered.

What will you get

Bills Included

Water
Gas
Electricity
Heating
Periodic cleaning of the communal areas
Internet package

Common Amenities

Large open plan style kitchen
Living room
Public transport facilities
Communal area
Rear garden area
Bike Storage

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the tenancies?

Contracts are usually available for either 48 weeks or 51 weeks. It is not normally possible to agree tenancies for shorter periods than 48 weeks. If you are looking for a shorter or longer let, you should discuss your requirements with the property. Unless otherwise stated, the start date will be set by us to coincide with the end date of the previous tenancy. We require a minimum of 7 days between tenancies to complete the relevant inspections and organise cleaning and any other necessary work. If you have a specific date that you want the tenancy to start, discuss this with the property.

How is the rent paid?

Rent for each property is quoted on a weekly basis and is charged in four instalments. The first instalment is due 14 days before you are due to move in to the property. The amount of the initial instalment depends on the length of your tenancy; 6 weeks if you are taking a 48 week contract and 9 weeks if you are taking 51 weeks. Additional instalments are then due on 1 October (16 weeks), 1 February (16 weeks) and 1 May (10 weeks). This is to tie in with the dates for the payments of the Student Loan. If you are not being financed by Student Loan (e.g. by a Scholarship paid monthly) then it is sometimes possible to agree a variation to the way rent is paid. This should be discussed with the management before you submit your application and before the contract is signed. Rent payments are due by standing order (direct bank transfer). A Standing Order Mandate is completed when you sign your tenancy. You should indicate on your application form if your rent is to be paid by a parent or other third party. If you are an overseas student without a UK bank account, the initial instalment should be paid by international bank transfer and further payments then made by Standing Order once you have set up your UK account. Properties are advertised quoting a rent for the whole property. If as a group you decide to split the total rent unevenly (e.g. if people in the house with larger rooms are going to pay more rent) you should state this on the Application Form. We will then know how much rent to expect from each person. If you do not state this on your Application Form, we reserve the right to split the rent and charge each tenant in the way that we deem reasonable.

Do we sign a joint contract or individual agreements?

If you are renting the property as a group then you will sign a joint tenancy. Legally this makes each and every tenant liable for the whole amount of rent due for the property. Landlords will usually view rent payments on an individual basis (i.e. each person is only held liable for their share of the rent). A side letter to this effect is available from the management on request. Where properties are let room by room basis, you will sign an individual tenancy agreement. The agreement will state that you are responsible for payment of the stated amount of rent plus the relevant share of the bills associated with the property. In a shared house, the tenants within the house will then be responsible for splitting the bills and paying their share. If there is any dispute as to how any bill is to be split, the matter is referred to the management who will determine the split and the decision will then be binding on all the parties. All tenancy agreements are Assured Shorthold Tenancies granted under the provisions of the 1988 Housing Act. The basic terms and conditions of the tenancy are set out by statute. The property’s tenancy agreement has evolved through years of experience in letting student and professional properties. Sample copies of our Agreement are available on request. The Student Advice Centre in the Portland Building offers free advice to all students who are considering signing a Tenancy Agreement. Students can therefore seek their advice prior to completing our Tenancy Agreement.

Are there any administration fees?

No.

Are there any bills included in the rent?

Unless otherwise stated on the property advertisement, rents are exclusive so you will have to pay utility and other charges associated with the property throughout the period of their tenancy. This includes gas, electricity, and water bills, Council Tax (if applicable), the TV licence, telephone and internet bills. The cost of bills will vary depending on the number of bedrooms and the frequency of use of heating etc. As a guide, we would suggest that you budget around GPB 15-GPB 20 per week per person to cover your bills.

Is it possible to have bills included in my rent?

The property management can arrange for the utility bills (gas, water and electric) to be included within the rent. The price will vary property to property. As a guide, it is usually possible to fix bills at GBP 15-GBP 20 per person per week. Fixing your bills in your rent will not give you unlimited use of utilities but it will allow you to budget more accurately. There will be a “fair usage” allowance (usually around 50% over and above standard usage) and use over and above this level will be subject to an additional charge. Ask when you complete your application if you are interested in the bills inclusive option.

Is Gas and Electricity bills are included?

When you move in to the property, we will take readings and we will notify the relevant suppliers of electricity and gas (usually Eon) and water (Severn Trent). After you have moved in and the accounts have been set up in your name (this process normally take 7-14 days), we advise that you speak with the suppliers to agree how you pay your bills. Utility bills are usually considerably cheaper if you arrange to pay by direct debit. In any shared house you will need to agree how the bills are to be paid – i.e. who pays what.

Is Council Tax are included?

We will notify the appropriate Council that you have moved in to the property. The Council will then usually write to you asking for payment of Council Tax. Students are usually exempt from Council Tax meaning that there is no charge payable. You will need to contact the Council confirming that you are a student following receipt of your bill. The University will usually provide a disk of names to the Council around October time and the Council will then usually check your name against this list. If you move in to a property prior to your course starting or move out after it has finished, the Council may wish to charge Council Tax for the period that you are not registered as a student. 

Is Internet, Phone and Satellite or Cable Television are included?

We recommend that you start to arrange your services for internet, phone and cable or satellite TV (as required). There is always a lead in period before internet services etc. can be installed and ideally you should sign up with your chosen supplier about 4 weeks before you are due to move in. September is a very busy time of year with lots of students moving and failure to plan ahead can mean that you can be without internet for a number of weeks after the start of term. We will register you with Virgin Media after you have signed your contract. This will not commit you to signing a contract with them but it will give you a discount voucher that you can redeem if you do decide to use Virgin to supply internet, phone and/or TV.

Who is responsible for repairs?

The Landlord is responsible for the repair and maintenance of the property including any electrical items that are supplied with it. As Tenant, you are responsible for keeping the property in a clean and tidy condition and for any damage that is caused to the property. You are not responsible for normal wear or use of the property but you will be responsible if you cause damage over and above “fair wear and tear”. An Inventory & Schedule of Condition is agreed at the start of the tenancy to provide a record of the condition and contents. This document is then referred to at the end of the tenancy should any damages occur.

What is an Inventory?

When or shortly after you move in to the property, you will be given an Inventory & Schedule of Condition to review. The Inventory lists the contents of the property and comments on the general condition. This then forms a record of the property and its contents at the start of the lease for the benefit of both parties during or at the end of the tenancy. You should check through the document and let us know if there any points that you are unhappy with within 7 days of receipt. The Inventory is not designed to record each and every blemish of each and every room – it is designed to be a fair reflection of the state of the property at the start of the lease. If you want to add more detail then you can do this but you must do this at the start of the tenancy – not at the end. The form of Inventory allows you to add to any description or comment generally. Once the Inventory has been returned, we will review it and either agree to accept the modification or make an appointment to come out and review.

How much is the Deposit?

The Deposit is charged at GBP 300 per person (subject to a minimum of GBP 600 per property). Students that are unable to provide a UK based guarantor may be required to pay a larger deposit. The Deposit is held as security against the Tenant’s obligations under the terms of the lease, including any damage or cleaning required at the end of the period of occupation. If you have complied with the terms of the Tenancy Agreement, the Deposit will be returned in full following your vacation of the property. Otherwise, the balance of the Deposit will be returned once the work has been carried out or replacement items purchased. This property management is a member of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, a UK government approved scheme for Deposits that helps to safeguard tenant’s money and ensure that any deductions are dealt with in a proper manner.

Who pays for damage caused?

Tenants are responsible for any damage caused to the property or contents and for the replacement of any items missing from the Inventory. You are not responsible for normal wear and tear. If there are items damaged, then we will usually charge the person that has caused the damage. If we are unable to establish who has caused the damage, we will usually spread the cost between the tenants in the property. You should therefore disclose as and when damage occurs who has caused the damage to avoid being charged for damage caused by another person in the property.

What is the process for the return of the deposit at the end of the tenancy?

At the end of the tenancy, you will need to arrange a Final Inspection once the house has been vacated. The condition of the property will then be checked against the Inventory agreed at the start. If there are no issues following, the Deposit can be returned quickly (usually within 15 working days of the Final Inspection). If there are issues to resolve, the Deposit can only be returned if costings have been agreed or once work has been completed.

What are the most common deductions from a Deposit?

(a) Cleaning


The cost of a standard clean equates to around GBP 50 per person.  This figure will vary according to the condition in which the property is returned.


(b) Damage to decorations caused by Blu Tac


The most common deduction after cleaning is for re-decoration of walls due to damage caused by posters and other pictures being placed on walls with Blu-Tack or similar adhesives. These adhesives leave oily marks and damage decoration. Costs of re-decoration are usually GBP 45 per wall.

What furniture is provided?

Properties come with the basic furnishings – bedrooms usually have a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, drawers, bookshelf and bin. Kitchens come with basic appliances – usually oven and hob, fridge and washing machine. Some properties have dishwashers, dryers, microwaves, kettles and toasters. As contents vary property by property, interested parties should satisfy themselves on the level of furnishings prior to application. Additional furniture will not be provided once you have moved in. We do not usually provide any pots and pans, kitchen utensils or crockery. In the bedrooms, we do not provide any sheets, duvets or pillows. You will need to bring these with you when you move in.

Can I bring my own furniture?

Yes, but the owners are not usually able to remove or store any of the existing furniture from the property.

Can more than one person live in the same room?

Where properties are marketed on a room by room basis, we stipulate one person per room only. If you are a couple, then you would either need to rent two rooms in a shared property or find a one bedroom flat or other self contained property. If you are taking a house as a group then we need applications from everyone that is planning on living in the property. You may be able to share a room if you are in a group but this will need to be discussed and agreed before you submit an application. We will need to assess whether there are sufficient amenities (e.g. bathrooms) in the house for the number of people that are proposing to live there. There may well be licensing or other legal issues that will need to be considered. This will depend upon the particular characteristics of each property – so it is important that you disclose how many people are going to be living in the property.

What condition can I expect the property to be in at the start of the tenancy?

All properties will be professionally cleaned at the start of your contract. Sometimes there are items of work that are required when people move in to properties. We try to pick up most items during final inspections and deal with them prior to the start of the tenancy. If there is a short turn around between tenancies, this is not always possible. We would always endeavour to complete work but where there are only a few days between tenancies, this may make this process difficult. We will endeavour to keep you advised if there are issues like this when you are due to move in. If you find items when you move in, you should contact the property.  We would ask you to provide one complete list rather each and every time you find something. Please also bear in mind that there are many people moving during the student turnaround and this will always cause a strain on the amount of work that has to be carried out. We will programme work according to urgency.

What happens if I have a maintenance issue with my property?

Please make sure that you report any repairs required to your property by email. If you wish to speak with someone you can call our office during normal office hours (9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm on Saturday) but we would always ask you to email in addition. We are usually closed on Bank Holidays and hours of opening during holiday periods are published on our website. If you have any emergency repairs required at any time (even when the office is open), then you can call the 24 Hour Emergency Helpline Number. This service is provided by a third party contractor. They will take your details and determine whether the repair is a genuine emergency in which case they should send a contractor immediately or whether the repair is classified as a routine repair in which case you should report the repair to our office in the usual way. Please do not try and contact individual members of staff directly out of hours. Please do try and report repairs as soon as they occur. It is usually difficult to call contractors out over the weekend and a delay in reporting repairs until a Saturday will usually delay completion of the work. The Landlord is not responsible for the day to day running of the property and tenants will have to make their own arrangements for changing of light bulbs, bleeding radiators etc.

What is the most common problem reported in a student property?

One of the most common complaints with all student properties is condensation. Condensation is caused by a combination of excessive moisture being produced (e.g. from drying clothes inside), inadequate ventilation, cold spots in rooms (e.g. in areas behind furniture) and inadequate heating. Condensation is usually caused as a result of the use of the property rather than a fault with the property itself. We would advise all students to make sure they ventilate rooms at least an hour a day by opening the window. Trickle vents on windows should be left open at all times. Most double glazed units have two locking settings – either closed completely or slightly ajar with an opening of around 10 mm. If the window is locked in the ajar setting, it will allow significant ventilation without affecting security. You can therefore keep your property ventilated and secured by setting your window accordingly when you are out e.g. at University.

Can I put a lock on my bedroom door?

Whilst we understand the need for privacy, locks on doors can create a number of other issues – e.g. inhibit egress from a property in the event of fire. There are other rules that can be made to apply to a property with locks on bedroom doors that are designed to deal with bedsit type situations. TV licensing, for example, will ask for a TV licence for each room in the property. If the property does not currently have room locks, it is unlikely that locks will be provided. If you are concerned about this, you should ask before you apply for the property. Locks are unlikely to be provided once you have moved in to the property.

Am I allowed to bring pets?

Not without the permission of the Landlord.  You will not be allowed to keep cats or dogs but smaller pets may be considered.

What happens if I can’t pay my rent?

We appreciate that sometimes finances can be tight but rental payments should be paid on time. If you fall into arrears you will be incur charges for the non payment and we will contact your guarantor for payment of the debt. Please refer to your tenancy agreement for details on charges that could be applied. The sooner you let us know of any extenuating circumstances the quicker we can try and work with you.

What happens if I want to leave my contract early?

As you will be signing a fixed term contract, you are unable to give “notice” to end your contract early. Legally you will be liable to pay rent for the duration that you have signed for. In practice, if your circumstances change and you want to vacate the property early, your landlord may agree to mitigate and allow you to find a replacement tenant. Any new tenant will have to complete an application form and be vetted in the usual way. Further information is available on request. 

Waste Collection?

As a resident, you will be responsible for disposing of your waste appropriately. The arrangements for waste collection will vary property to property and we will email you when you move in to the property with details of the specific arrangements. We would ask that you take care and make sure you put your bins out and return them each week. Bins left out on streets cause more complaints from residents that any other issue and you may be liable to a fine from the local authority.

Data Protection?

Your name and contact details will be shared with the suppliers of Gas, Electricity, Water, Local Council and phone and internet providers as appropriate for use in connection with your occupation of the property. We will also provide contact details to contractors so they can contact you for access in to the property to carry out any repairs or other work required in connection with the use of the property.

Do I have to take out insurance?

Landlords will maintain an insurance policy for the buildings and the contents in the property that belong to the Landlord. Tenants are responsible for insuring their own belongings. Often the most economical way for a student to insure is by extending your parents’ home policy to cover your term time address. We can provide you with an insurance quote if you need; please ask once of our members of staff if you do want a quote.

Access and Inspections?

This property management or the Landlord will carry out periodic inspections of the property during the period of the Tenancy to monitor care. From time to time, access will be required for other purposes; we would seek to give you at least 24 hours prior notice by email (except in the case of emergency).

Guarantors and Overseas Students?

Students will be asked to provide a UK based guarantor who will be responsible for any unpaid rent, damage or other charges that may become due. If you are an overseas student and you are unable to provide a UK based guarantor, they will need to discuss terms with you. Landlords may require more rent to be paid in advance and or a larger deposit to be paid based upon the specific circumstances. They would ask you to discuss your situation with them.

When does the tenancy start?

Unless otherwise stated, the start date will be set by us to coincide with the end date of the previous tenancy. We require a minimum of 7 days between tenancies to complete the relevant inspections and organise cleaning and any other necessary work. If you have a specific date that you want the tenancy to start, discuss this with property.

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Student Accomodations in Nottingham

Nottingham Student Accommodation

The city of Nottingham is a vibrant student-centric destination and home to various world-renowned universities, like the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, and Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus)! The university's academics and curriculum attract students from all over the world! Along with that, there are various Nottingham student accommodations scattered across the city, and the student houses Nottingham options include affordable resident halls, studio flats, student dorms, shared rooms, and moderately priced single homes (PBSA), which provide students with fantastic amenities. Hence, finding Nottingham student accommodation won't be a hassle for any student. Amber offers various students luxurious and affordable student accommodations Nottingham; they could just scout through the website or have a one-to-one interaction with the help desk. These housing options provide the enrolled students with the necessary amenities catering to their personal needs. A lot of the Nottingham student accommodations are available at an affordable rate and render equivalent services; a few notable ones include The Vantage, Nottingham Two, Study inn Triumph House, etc.

About Nottingham

Nottingham has a long history of revolution, creativity, and industry under its modern appeal. This East Midlands town is full of stirring historical landmarks. Other fascinating icons of the town's rich history and culture are waiting to be found. A tour of Nottingham Castle, which served as the sheriff's residence in the Robin Hood movies, will you £5 and reward you with a history lesson, lovely grounds, and a bird's-eye view of the city. The well-known statue of Robin Hood continues to be a popular location for pictures. Due to the many students residing there, it is one of the UK's most vibrant and proactive cities. This city is ranked as the 53rd-best city in the world and the ninth-best in the UK by QS Best Cities 2022. It is one of England's most well-liked international education locations, hosting about 30,000 international students annually. In addition to a beautiful Christmas market in the city centre and a wide choice of restaurants and pubs, people enjoy a variety of cultural events, museums, and parks. Many people living in student accommodation Nottingham find it an ideal location because of its connections to the rest of the UK. The cost of living is another reason for students to pick Nottingham, as it is inferior in expense to major cities like London and Manchester!

Best Student Accommodation in Nottingham

Due to renowned universities, hundreds of students flock to the city to pursue their dreams and careers. Finding student accommodations in Nottingham can become a daunting task for many. Amber helps you find the best student accommodation in Nottingham in three easy steps: picking, booking and paying. Amber offers purpose-built studios, flats, ensuites, shared apartments and other affordable student accommodations in Nottingham. Students can easily pick the most suited locality with the sorting feature on the website. Although all needs are subjective, one should look at crucial variables like the cost of living, similarity with the neighbourhood, and commuting. Many students prefer to live in student-friendly neighbourhoods; hence, we have listed the best student accommodations in Nottingham that you should look at.

  1. The Vantage
  2. Nottingham Two
  3. Study inn Triumph House
  4. Radford Mill
  5. Study inn Talbot Street
  6. The Village
  7. Carlton House
  8. Castle Gate Haus
  9. Madison Gardens
  10. Crown Place

Cost of Living in Nottingham

Nottingham accommodations are highly beneficial to students due to how comfortable they are. Living in this city could be comparatively affordable and worth every penny. There is a recommendation to have a budget of £1200-£2000 per month, including all living and other personal expenses, along with a buffer budget in case of any emergencies. We have listed the most common expenses a student has to bear while looking for student accommodation Nottingham.

  1. Food: £80-£150 per month
  2. Gas and electricity: £30-£50 per week
  3. Internet & mobile phone: £15-£45 per week
  4. Dinner at a restaurant: £50-£120 per week
  5. Laundry: £15-£35 per week
  6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10-£30 per week
  7. Clothing: £30-£175 per month
  8. Travel (buses, trams, and trains): £40-£150 per month

Student Travel In Nottingham

England's transport system, in general, is potentially one of the most effective transportation systems on our planet. Nottingham student accommodation options in the city are near multiple transport stops. The city is smartly connected to every primary transportation system within walking distance from every university. People can explore a wide range of transport services from the world-famous train station, buses, and friendly cabs. This makes travelling from your Nottingham student accommodation very easy.

1. Bus: Nottingham's bus network runs 24 hours a day. With approximately 100 buses running to and fro the city, people can take these buses from the main bus terminal near the City Centre, making their commute more manageable. Hundreds of local bus stops are at every corner of the city, designed to cater to local and national travellers. With an Easyrider Smartcard, the average bus fare in this city is around £60 per month. This makes travelling from your student accommodation Nottingham very smooth!

2. Train: Nottingham Station is the city's most extensive and active station. It is the main point of the city's tram system. Explore National Rail to know the daily schedule and plans. A one-ride fare on the train costs about £15.60.

3. Cycling: You can also explore local parts of the city via cycling. The city has cycling lanes specifically for cyclists.

The Nottingham student accommodation options on the amber website are close to the Nottingham travel services, making it easily accessible for people to travel in this city. It makes student accommodation Nottingham the most in demand for students.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Nottingham

Nottingham holds an esteemed reputation amongst international students regarding student life in this city. With numerous dynamic and vibrant spots for the crowd, the town is ideal for all ages to explore and travel. Those who like spending quality time around calm water bodies can visit the famous Arboretum Park, where you will find astounding natural beauty that suits all Instagram lovers. Meanwhile, exploring local shops and city malls can also leave you in awe of this city's eateries that bring a wide variety of cuisines and drinks from almost every corner of the world. Fox Cafe and Sans Patrie Restaurant are the most popular restaurants and takeout places if you crave a sufficient dining experience at affordable prices. One can also enjoy a drink watching their favourite football team's match at Bell Inn Pub or can groove to the trendy disco beats in the vibrant clubs in Stealth Nightclub situated right next to the City Centre. Once you are done with these activities, you can take a nice stroll to your student accommodation Nottingham to get a good night's sleep. With these ample options to exploit, your stay couldn't be any better! Additionally, the city is also home to the football team called Nottingham Forest FC.

Nottingham Tourist Attractions

Students living in Nottingham can easily use public transportation from their student accommodation Nottingham and visit the many must-see tourist attractions on their days off from college. Here is a list of a few popular tourist attractions in Nottingham

  1. Wollaton Hall
  2. National Justice Museum
  3. Nottingham Castle
  4. Old Market Square
  5. Royal Concert Hall
  6. The Lace Market

Universities in Nottingham

There are many well-known and respectable universities in and near Nottingham that provide various degrees and courses to students taught by world-renowned faculty. Student accommodation at Nottingham options is efficiently located near these institutes. Several universities are listed below:

  1. University of Nottingham
  2. Nottingham Trent University
  3. Nottingham Trent University (Clifton Campus)
  4. Nottingham Trent International College
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