Aster House, Belfast

Botanic Ave, Belfast, BT7 1HZ, United Kingdom
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£175
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0.7 mi from City Center
0.7 mi from City Center( 15m. 11m. 5m)
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city center | 0.6 mi
Queens University Belfast | 0.3 mi
Irish School of Ecumenics | 0.7 mi
American Musical Theatre Academ... | 0.8 mi
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Gym
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study area
Study area
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About the Property

Aster House is sumptuous student accommodation in Belfast, offering a selection of flats with a profusion of features that students will undoubtedly enjoy. It's also close to several universities, including Queen's University Belfast (an 8-minute walk away) and Ulster University Belfast Campus (a 9-minute drive away). There are also many more nice venues where students like to hang out nearby. As a result, students never have to be concerned about spending too much money on travel.

Features

Each room has a luxurious bed, a large desk, and a chair to set up your own workspace. Drawers, shelves, and lots of storage space are there to keep your belongings safe. Students may relax on the roof terrace or have a good time in the games area, karaoke room, or TV corner. There are also separate study rooms with comfortable couches for group study, as well as beautiful lounge areas with adorable seating arrangements for catching up with housemates. If a student needs to work out after a hard day at university, they can go to the gym at any time. Aside from that, you'll have free high-speed Wi-Fi, allowing you to binge-watch without buffering. You may make and eat your favourite cuisine in the fully equipped kitchen.

Location and What's Hot?

This location is close to many shops, bars, and restaurants. If you want to party, head to Laverys or Robinsons Bar; both are bustling establishments where you may have a good time. If you're craving pizza, go to Reggie's Stone Fired Pizza on University Rd., and if you want to experience authentic Irish food, go to Darcy's Belfast. Aside from that, you can go grocery shopping at Tesco Express.

Commute

This residence is easily connected to public transit, so students never have to worry about transportation. Several bus stations are nearby, and some, like Upper Crescent or Bradbury Place, are just outside your door. It just takes a minute to walk there.

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Free 24/7 Coffee
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Weekly Events and Access to Personal Training
On-site Secure Bike Storage
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in a studio room?

All studio apartments include: 

•    Small double, double or king sized bed with under the bed storage 

•    Study area with desk and chair 

•    Wardrobe 

•    Fridge 

•    Oven & microwave, or combi-microwave 

•    Washer-dryer 

•    Dishwasher

•    Smart TV And some studios also include: 

•    Sofa 

•    Dining table and chairs Specific details about what is included in each room type can be found on the property page.

What is included in an en-suite room?

All en-suite apartments include: 

•    Small double bed and underbed storage 

•    Private en-suite 

•    Study area with desk and chair 

•    Double wardrobe 

•    Full length mirror All shared living and kitchen areas feature: 

•    Fridge 

•    Oven 

•    Microwave 

•    Sofa 

•    Dining Table and Chairs 

•    Cupboard space for each resident 

•    Washer 

•    Dryer 

•    Dishwasher

•    Smart TV

Who can live at the property?

The property welcome you with open arms and would love to be part of your university experience. Any person who is a full-time student, over the age of 18 and enrolled with an educational institution can live within the property buildings.

What are your payment plans?

Rent will need to be paid in full via Transfermate if you do not have a UK-based Guarantor or a guarantee from Housing Hand. If you have a UK-based Guarantor or guarantee from Housing Hand then you can pay your Rent by Direct Debit on the first of the month either in 4, 10 or 12 instalments whichever is most convenient.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

The property require a reservation fee to secure your room. Your reservation fee will be equal to one week’s rent. This is shown as a credit against your first rental payment.

How to pay rent?

All Rent payments are due on or before the due date set out in your tenancy agreement. If you are unable to pay the rent instalment, you must speak to a member of your onsite team, who will assist and advise you on your options. If you fail to pay your rent, then the property will refer your debt to STA, the property debt management company, who will recover the debt on the property's behalf, all additional costs incurred to recover the debt will be added to the amount owed upon collection of this. 

When is my first instalment due?

On the 9th August. For those paying in instalments a months rent is due on this date and for those paying in full all the rent will be due.

What’s included in my rent?

Free 24/7 coffee, free of charge in-apartment washer-dryers, in apartment Smart TVs, free bike hire, weekly events, CCTV, on-site leasing team and more! As well as….. All utility bills including gas, water and electricity (to reasonable consumption), 100MB high-speed WIFI with a personal private network, and weekly cleaning of communal spaces (all included in your rent)

What documents do I need for my application?

The property will need a copy of your passport, visa (if required) and offer letter for university so please have these handy. If you do not yet have an offer from your university or a visa yet, you can still book with us and supply these documents later at check in.

Can I arrive earlier than my tenancy start date?

If your room is available, you may be able to move in early and you will be charged Rent for this period. Please contact the team member at the property to enquire about early arrivals.

Can I share my room?

Yes. Dual occupancy is accepted in Studio rooms only. Couple-friendly rooms are identified and can be searched for within the property booking system. Couples will both need to sign the Tenancy Agreement and be jointly/severely liable for the rent. A 20% uplift to rent is applied to all couple-friendly rooms.

I am under 18, can I book with the property?

Yes. the property allow students who are 17 years of age to book with us, but they should be turning 18 prior to move-in (or shortly thereafter).

What if I have a disability or special requirement?

The property caters for all individuals, and the property has rooms to accommodate students with a disability if you have any specific requirements, please contact us and speak to a member of staff so the property can ensure to is as accommodating as possible. In addition to this, the property has step-free/level access. The property can provide information on the availability of disabled parking for customers and there are accessible WCs in the communal areas for visitors.

Do you offer short term lets?

If you are looking for short-term stay, the property is here to accommodate you. Whether you are searching for somewhere to stay during the summer period where you may be on placement, a pre-sessional course, a language course or just want to settle in earlier, please get in contact with us to explore the property short-term letting options.

What are false fire alarms and how can I help to reduce them?

False alarms or unwanted fire signals occur when the fire alarm is activated when there is no fire. False alarms can be a significant inconvenience to all residents and staff and cause unnecessary pressure and resources for the local fire authority.  You can help to reduce false alarms by  following a few simple rules:  

1. Close you bathroom door when taking a shower, steam can cause an activation.  

2. Do not smoke in your flat, room or studio.  

3. Do not cover a fire alarm detector and never tamper with fire safety equipment..  

4. Keep kitchen fire doors closed, open a kitchen window or use extract fan to clear room of smoke when cooking.  

5. Avoid using products such as deodorant and hair spray near smoke alarms.

What is a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA)?

A Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is an inspection of fire safety in your buildings . The purpose of the assessment is to:  

1. Assess the risk of a fire occurring,  

2. Assess the likelihood of the occupants being able to respond to a fire,  

3. Assess the consequences of a fire occurring in the building, 

4. Take preventative action.

Who carries out the Fire Risk Assessment?

The property employs experienced, qualified, independent specialist assessors from PEMCO LLP to carry out the assessments. In addition, the property consults with local fire authorities to ensure the property is doing everything to keep you safe.

How often are Fire Risk Assessments carried out?

A Fire Risk Assessment is carried out annually and preventative actions are reviewed monthly. On occasion, it may not be possible for us to meet the desired target dates for actions set out in the assessment due to factors outside of the property control. In such circumstances (and where applicable) the property will identify and introduce additional or temporary measures to ensure fire safety at all times.

Who can I speak to if I am concerned about fire safety?

In the first instance speak with the Responsible Person (RP) for your building. Information on how to contact your RP can be found in your welcome handbook and on notices in reception. If unsure speak to a member of staff who will be happy to assist you.

How can I prepare myself in case of fire?

Be aware of the fire evacuation strategy and procedure. You will find information on your assembly point and what to do in the event of the fire displayed on Fire Action Notices dotted around the building and in your welcome handbook. Every six months the property will hold a fire drill, the property asks for your cooperation as this will help guide you on the evacuation procedure. Failure to evacuate the building upon hearing the fire alarm puts you and others at risk. If in doubt please speak to the Responsible Person for your building.

How do I reduce the risk of fire in the kitchen?

1. Never leave cooking food unattended. 

2. Check the cooker and hob are turned off when cooking is finished. 

3. Never cook under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

4. Keep towels away from the cooker and hob. 

5. Clean your toaster frequently to avoid combustible crumbs. 

6. Never tamper with the fire blanket. This is there for your safety.

How can I reduce the risk of electrical fire?

Please ensure you check your welcome handbook for details of prohibited items: 

1. Never use portable heaters. These are prohibited. 

2. Do not use non-UK electrical items or adapters and never use a two-point plug with a three point socket. 

3. Do not dry laundry on your electrical heater. 

4. Do not leave mobile phones on charge while unattended or asleep. 

5. Keep electrical items and leads away from water.

How can I reduce the risk of fire in my bedroom or studio?

Please ensure you check your welcome handbook for details of prohibited items: 

1. Do not use candles. 

2. Do not smoke in your flat, room or studio - smoking is prohibited. Please use the designated smoking area. 

3. Do not have barbeque on a balcony or inside your home. 

3. Do not cover a fire alarm detector and never tamper with fire safety equipment. 

4. Clean the fluff/lint from your tumble-dryer after each use.

Why are fire doors important?

Fire doors stop smoke and fire from spreading through a building, giving people time to escape. Never wedge open a door marked with a blue and white (circular) sign that reads "Fire Door Keep Shut" and never disconnect the self closing device. If you see a damaged fire door please report this to the Responsible Person without delay.

If I need assistance to evacuate in the event of a fire, what should I do?

In the unlikely event of a fire, and you need assistance evacuating a building, even if this is only on a temporary basis, then you need to bring this to the attention of the Responsible Person for your building. The property will work with you to complete your Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan. You do not need to reveal any personal medical information but the property do ask that you tell us about anything that affects your ability to evacuate a building.

What is the Payment Criteria?

Rent will need to be paid in full via TransferMate if you do not have a UK-based Guarantor or a guarantee from Housing Hand. If you have a UK-based Guarantor or guarantee from Housing Hand then you can pay your Rent by Direct Debit on the first of the month either in 4, 10 or 12 instalments whichever is most convenient.

Is there any discount on Full payment?

The property do not offer any discount for full payment.

What is a guarantor?

A guarantor is someone who takes financial responsibility for your tenancy. If, for any reason, you are unable to pay any amount owed to the property, the guarantor is liable to do so. Your guarantor will be required to sign paperwork to check they are eligible and that they agree to this procedure. If needs be, the property has the right to contact this person under the property agreement.

Who needs a guarantor?

If you would like to pay your rent in instalments, you will need to have a UK-based guarantor or a guarantee from Housing Hand. If you are part of a couple booking a room with us and paying in instalments only the lead-tenant requires a Guarantor. However, as you are jointly and severely liable for the rent should they choose to not guarantee you both then your partner will require their own UK-based Guarantor. If you are under 18 at the time of booking then you will require a Guarantor and that person must be your parent or legal guardian.

Who can be my guarantor?

Your guarantor is anyone over the age of 18. They should be in full time employment, a homeowner and/or renting accommodation. It is important you check with this person before booking your room that they are happy to act as Guarantor.

What documents does my guarantor need to provide?

Proof of address (this could be a utility bill dated from the last 3 months or a council tax letter). The property also need a proof of ID which could be a provisional /driver’s license or a passport. Your Guarantor will need to sign a separate Guarantor’s Agreement when you sign your lease with us.

What is Housing Hand?

Housing Hand provide the only secured, reliable and insured Rent Guarantor Service for students and working professional tenants renting in the UK. Housing Hand acts as a guarantor for students who want to pay for rent in instalments but do not have a UK-based Guarantor. Payments start when you move in, from £31pcm. You can find out more about Housing Hand here.

Can I bring a pet?

No, unfortunately, pets are not allowed. Of course, if you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please do get in touch to discuss your options with the property team.

Will my room be cleaned?

Rooms themselves are not cleaned weekly but you can book a clean via the property online service portal for an additional charge.

What happens if there is a maintenance issue in my room?

The property have a dedicated maintenance team on-site who are there to quickly resolve any breakages you may have in your room. Simply log the issue via the property resident’s app, and one of the team will attend to swiftly resolve the issue.

What amenity spaces do you have?

Cinema area, games area, on-site gym, lounge, study spaces, private dining, breakfast bar and more! Check out the property page for all the property spaces!

What laundry facilities are available on-site?

The property studios come with their own washer-dryer in their kitchen, and the property shared apartments with a washing machine and dryer in communal kitchens solely for the use of you and your housemates. This is at no additional cost, and your laundry is therefore included in your rent.

Is there Wi-Fi in the building?

Yes, the property provide a 100MB connection as standard. Each resident also has their own private network, offering a secure connection between up to 15 devices.

Can I bring my bike?

The property have on-site bike storage. Don’t have a bike? You can hire one of the property for free!

What about bringing my car?

This property is centrally located, within walking-distance of the university campus’ most within the City Centre itself, reducing the need to travel by car, however, please enquire with the property leasing team who can assist you further with paid options or in-house parking.

Is there a gym in the building?

Yes, the property have an on-site dedicated gym free for you to use, equipped with both cardio and strength related equipment.

What time of the day can I move in?

The property provides a variety of time slots throughout the day, staggering out the property move-ins so that the property team can greet and assist each resident as they move in. If you would like to book in a particular slot please let a member of the property team know when you will be arriving as soon as possible.

Do you employ students?

The property is creating communities of happier, healthier students and wants everyone to feel at home. If you are looking for some part-time work and are an enthusiastic person who enjoys helping others, then please get in contact with us and ask about applying to one of the property student Community Assistant roles.

Which room types do you have available?

For those looking to share with friends, or live communally with like-minded others, the property has a selection of en-suite rooms in shared apartments, with living areas, dining seating and plenty of kitchen space to cook up a storm. If you are looking for a bit more privacy, the property has a variety of studio rooms available, each with its own private kitchen.

What is the difference between rooms?

All the property rooms have been designed for both style and practicality, spaces which largely all have the same furniture and fixtures. However, they do differ in size, layout, and location in the building, so they have been categorised and priced with this in mind. Further room information about a specific room or type can be found on the property page.

Can I have my own private bathroom and kitchen?

No problem at all, of the property rooms come with their own private shower room en-suite. If you would also like your own private kitchen, then the property would recommend booking one of the property studios.

I am booking by myself but want to share with others, is this possible?

Absolutely! The property en-suite apartments have their own private bedroom and bathroom, but also benefit from a shared kitchen and living area – the ideal space to get to know your new flatmates! the property also accepts applications for Dual Occupancy in Studios. NOT APPLICABLE FOR HUXLEY STUDIOS

Do you offer student jobs?

The property have community assistant roles available for students, please contact us for further information.

Is there a TV in my room?

Some studios have a TV in their room, and some shared apartments feature TV’s in their living rooms. If your apartment does not feature its own TV you can bring your own if you wish. The property also features Smart TVs in the shared communal spaces of the property.

Who buys my TV License?

The property do not provide any TV Licenses, so you will need to register for your own TV licence.

Can I change my room?

The property wants you to be happy with your room choice and will do the property best to accommodate any requests to change rooms. However, these are largely dependant on what rooms the property has available at the time the request comes in. Booking early will mean you get your pick of all the property rooms so that you will not have to settle for your second choice.

How far is the university to my accommodation?

the property are centrally located within close proximity to universities and the City Centre, please visit the property page for exact travel times.

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1. Little Patrick Street
2. Nelson Place
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9. Botanic Studios
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