Intro

Academic House, our contemporary, premium student accommodation with great amenity space, set within the heart of leafy suburb of Herne Hill, is the ideal location to live and study.

Away from the busy life of Central London it provides a quiet environment to complete your university studies. But it is also within easy access of the vibrant student scene in the city.

With a variety of room options from stylish studios to en-suite bedrooms in cluster flats, there has never been a better time to book a room in Academic House.

Relax and enjoy the views on the roof terrace and catch up with friends in the spacious common area. Academic House, Herne Hill provides everything you need to focus on your studies, meet like-minded people, share fun times and make the most of your time at university in a peaceful location close to Central London.

With all of the comforts of home including fully fitted kitchens, on-site laundry, high speed Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms and lots of storage space; Academic House is an ideal base for your university studies. Everything at this accommodation is included in your rent and for total peace of mind there is on-site management, 24 hour CCTV and electronic key card entry systems.

Academic House is brilliantly positioned for access to many of Londons top universities and colleges. Conveniently located only 1 minute walk away from Herne Hill station you will be within close access of UCL, Kings College London, University of the Arts London, University of London, University of Westminster and South Bank University.

The beautiful Brockwell Park and Brockwell Lido are only a short 6 minutes walk from Academic House; the park organises many fun fairs and festivals across the year. The O2 Academy Brixton is only 11 minutes away by train, perfect for those who enjoy live music, and the quirky art-house cinema and cafe-bar Clapham Picture House is just 20 minutes by public transport.

Herne Hill also benefits from numerous supermarkets and a large selection of restaurants and bars.

With Central London only 11 minutes away by train you can discover all the city has to offer whenever you wish. Grab tickets for the all biggest West End musicals, soak up tales of Britains past and present at historic landmarks and museums, explore the citys numerous famous art galleries, or indulge and try a new cuisine at a pop-up restaurant.

If all of this sounds like just the kind of student home you need, why not take a look at the rooms we have available in Herne Hill. 

Community Facilities

Bills included
WiFi included
Bike Store
Communal Lounge
Onsite Team
Insurance Included

Apartment Facilities

under bed storage
wardrobe
laundry room
storage and living area

Configurations

Ruby Studio£240/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area16 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

The Ruby Studio is a private studio of approximate 16m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom, private kitchen having fridge, 2 ring induction hob and microwave grill. The room also contains a TV with a good study space. The Ruby Studio is perfectly laid out with good storage and a great living area. 

Bronze EnsuiteSold Out£210/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area12 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

basic

The Bronze En-Suite is a private room of approximate 12m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a single bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom and a shared kitchen. The en-suite also contains a TV with a good study space. The Bronze En-Suite is perfect for sharing between 5 students with good storage and living area. 

Silver EnsuiteSold Out£220/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area12 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

The Silver En-Suite is a private room of approximate 12m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a single bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom and a shared kitchen. The en-suite also contains a TV with a good study space. The Silver En-Suite is perfect for sharing between 5 students with good storage and living area. 

Gold EnsuiteSold Out£225/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area13 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

The Gold En-Suite is a private room of approximate 13m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom and a shared kitchen. The en-suite also contains a TV with a good study space. The Gold En-Suite is perfect for sharing between 5 students with good storage and living area. 

Gold StudioSold Out£245/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area17 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

The Gold Studio is an extra bright studio of approximate 17m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom, private kitchen having fridge, 2 ring induction hob and microwave grill. The room also contains a TV with a good study space. The Gold Studio is perfectly laid out with good storage and a great living area. 

Diamond StudioSold Out£255/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area20 sqm
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

The Diamond Studio is a bright studio of approximate 20m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom, private kitchen having fridge, 2 ring induction hob and microwave grill. The room also contains a TV with a good study space. The Diamond Studio is perfectly laid out with good storage and a great living area.

Cancellation Policy

Can I Cancel My Reservation?

Cancellations will only be considered in extenuating circumstances. A cancellation request must be submitted by email to the relevant site team outlining the reason and providing supporting documentation as appropriate no less than 14 days prior to the start of the tenancy.

Medical Grounds If you cannot occupy the room due to medical grounds you must provide supporting evidence from your doctor.

No University Place If you do not gain the required qualifications for your chosen course and cannot be offered an alternative through clearing you need to provide supporting documentation from the University or UCAS as appropriate.

Failure to obtain a UK visa If you are unable to obtain the necessary visa to allow you to study in the UK you must provide supporting documentation.

The site team are not authorised to agree cancellation requests nor will submission of the abovementioned documents guarantee immediate approval. The matter will be referred to head office and the owner of the property before a final decision is made.

Can USL cancel my Reservation?

Universal Student Living reserves the right to cancel a reservation and retain the Reservation Fee if:

You have lived at Universal Student Living Limited accommodation before and breached the terms and conditions of the AST (i.e. failure to pay rent on time or anti-social behavior).

You failed to complete your application or accept the AST within the timeframe outlined by the site accommodation team.

Universal Student Living reserves the right to cancel a reservation and return the Reservation Fee if:

You have not yet completed a tenancy agreement and we become unable to provide the accommodation of choice.

Can I Cancel My Tenancy Agreement After I Move In?

An AST is a legally binding agreement. Once signed, you are legally obliged to meet the terms and conditions therein for the duration of the agreement. You cannot cancel your tenancy once it has been signed regardless of occupation. For the avoidance of doubt, if you sign the AST but do not move into the property or decide to vacate early, you are still bound by the terms and responsible for rent for the full duration of the tenancy.

An early release may be considered if;

You find a suitable replacement tenant for the remaining period of the original tenancy. You will not be released from your AST until the ingoing tenant has accepted a new AST as per the same terms as the original. For the avoidance of doubt, you remain responsible for all rents until the new AST is in effect and will be released from the obligations thereafter.

You enter a new tenancy agreement with Universal Student Living Limited for a different room but for the same tenancy period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I live with my friends?

Yes. Where possible we will try to put you with your friends. When applying for your accommodation you should let us know your preferences including the names of your friends.  We will contact you to confirm your request.

Can I cancel my contract once I have signed it?

Please be aware that once you have signed your contract to stay with us, unless due to exceptional circumstances, you will be tied into the contract and expected to cover the cost of your room unless you are able to source an alternative resident to take over your contract.

If you have concerns that you might not be able to stay with us (due to VISA issues, etc.), please speak to your Accommodation Manager at the earliest opportunity.

When can I move in?

Please either speak to the Accommodation Manager or check your contract for more details on your move-in date.

We sometimes get requests to see if people can move in early, we will try and do our best to accommodate any requests where possible, but please be aware this isnt always possible due to previous residents moving out. Please call your accommodation directly to check the availability.

Will my room be cleaned?

Your accommodation is cleaned for your arrival. Once you have moved in you will be responsible for cleaning your room and any shared areas within an apartment.

What do I need to bring with me?

Your room is furnished but you will need to bring the essentials such as:

Bed linen (duvet, pillows and sheets)

Kitchen utensils, including saucepans, plates, cutlery and glasses.

Towels

Toiletries

Clothes

Laptop and chargers

Personal items

See our handy checklist to help you get started.

To help you with the essentials we have teamed up with UniKitOut to make your move as simple and straightforward as possible.  You can now order bedding, bathroom and kitchen items along with accessories here and theyll be ready and waiting for you when you move in! You can also save 10% with the code USL17.

Will my room be checked?

We will undertake full room (and communal areas where applicable) inspections at least three times during your tenancy period. We will check for cleanliness, damage and for missing items.

What kind of students will be living here?

We have all kinds of students living with us, from all over the world, studying for their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

I'm a Fresher, what can I expect?

Heading to University is an incredibly exciting time but if its your first time away from home you may also be feeling a bit nervous.  Weve put together a freshers guide which we hope will give you an idea of what to expect and to help you settle in to Freshers week and university life.  The main thing to remember is that everyone is going to be in the same position as you so be yourself and youll be great!

What happens if there is a problem with the heating or other services?

Contact the management team in the building and they will arrange for maintenance to attend and fix the problem.

Can I rebook my room for next year?

Many of our residents are returning students who just dont want to leave!

Apply as soon as possible in order to book your room, we cannot guarantee your room will be available; if you book early you will improve your chances.

What is a reservation fee?

Your reservation fee of 250  is due when you book your room. This is not a deposit, and once paid, is not refundable.

Your reservation fee secures your room once you sign the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and  your Guarantor signs the Guarantee (if required).

At the start of your tenancy your reservation fee converts to an advanced rent payment, and is either deducted from your single rent payment (if you pay for the year in advance) or from your first terms rental payment (if you pay in stages).

So, for example if the total rent stated in your contract is 4,500, and you are paying in advance, you will pay 250 before signing your contract, and the remainder, 4,250 before moving in.

If you are paying by three instalments with a UK Guarantor, then you will pay the 250 reservation fee on signing, 40% of the contract rent before you move in less the reservation fee (1,800 250 = 1,550), 1,800 at the start of the second term, then 900 for the third term.

Do I need to pay any bills?

Your weekly rent includes all electricity, heating and water bills and room internet access.

However, we follow a reasonable use policy and if we feel your use of any of the utilities (electricity or water)  is excessive, we will notify you of our concerns, and if the excessive use does not change, we reserve the right to charge you for such excessive use.

What should I do if I lose my keys?

If you lose your keys, please request a new set from the accommodation office, you will need to pay for a replacement set. If the office is closed you can contact the Student Warden on site.

Please look after your keys;

Do not label them

Do not give them to anyone else

How old do I have to be to live in your accommodation?

To live at one of our properties you must be 18 or over, on or before, the start date of your tenancy agreement.

What is a guarantor?

A Guarantor is a person that you nominate who will guarantee that your rent will be paid if you are unable to pay it yourself. The person needs to be capable of meeting your obligations if you are unable to.

If you fail to pay your rent on time, the guarantor will be responsible to ensure your rent is paid in full.

More information about guarantors can be found here.

An overseas based guarantor, or one who is overseas but has a UK bank account is not acceptable.

If you are not able to provide your own guarantor, Housing Hand is an international guarantor service that provides this service to all students who cannot provide a suitable or qualified UK Guarantor.

Housing Hand also specialises in dealing with International students who cannot provide a Guarantor in the UK.

If you would like to use or find out more about the Housing Hand Guarantor Service, please visit their website www.housinghand.co.uk or you can call their offices from +44 (0)207 205 26 25.

Do I need to have a UK based guarantor?

You will need to have a UK based guarantor if you would like to pay your rent by instalments.  If you choose to pay the total rent upfront then you will not be required to have a UK based guarantor.

Can I cancel my contract?

No. Your Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding document and you are subject to the terms and conditions of that contract.

Can I end my tenancy early?

As a tenant on a fixed term assured short hold tenancy you cannot end your tenancy early. You may find a replacement tenant for your tenancy as long as they take over the full length of your contract and pay the rent in full.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

You do not need to pay a deposit. However, you will need to pay a non-refundable 250 reservation fee to secure your room. The 250 is then deducted from your first rent instalment.

Can I smoke in the accommodation?

No. Smoking in the accommodation is forbidden.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately we cannot allow pets.

What does all-inclusive mean?

All utilities electric, gas and water are included in the rent on a fair usage allowance with hot water available 24-hours per day.

Contents insurance through Endsleigh www.endsleigh.co.uk

Council Tax/Rates students are exempt from paying council tax/rates.

Is WiFi Available?

Free high-speed internet and wifi is available throughout the building(s), including bedrooms.

Location

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  • Airport
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