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Intro

Ben Russell Court is an ideal student accommodation located on the Eastern Boulevard in Leicester. Ben Russell Court is the best choice for student living in Leicester because of a lively location and the excellent facilities it offers. It provides a range of 3, 4 and 5 bedrooms shared flats for students, all designed to make your stay convenient. Ben Russell Court is close to De Montfort University and also has convenient transport links. If you choose to stay in Ben Russell Court, You will benefit from high-speed WiFi, on-site parking, on-site laundry facilities, and secure bike storage. All rooms are furnished and include a comfortable bed,  ample storage space to keep your belongings, peaceful study area. You will have to share a fully- equipped kitchen and lounge area with sofas and a TV with other flatmates. Staying in Ben Russell Court feels like a home away from home because of the excellent management team, secure key entry system, and CCTV Surveillance. It Ensures you don't have to face management and security related issues.


Students will have a very convenient and comfortable stay at Ben Russell Court student housing with an easy commute to all the nearby places of interest.

Distance

- The University of Leicester is 7 minutes drive from the property.

- De Montfort University is only 7 minutes walking distance away.

- University of Leicester Medical School is 7 minutes drive.

- Leicester Royal Infirmary is only 10 minutes walk from Ben Russell Court.

- Leicester General hospital is approx. 16 minutes drive away.

- If you are in a mood to have a great meal, you can head to Efes Mangal Barbeque, which is a short walk away.

- After a long tiring day at the University, you can chill with your friends in Sir Robert Peel, which is a 6 minutes walking distance away from the Ben Russell Court.

Apartment Facilities

Up to 100Mbps WIFI
All Utility Bills Included
Large Beds
Furnished rooms
Spacious Wardrobe
Study Area
Fully equipped kitchen

Community Facilities

Walk to University
Bike Storage
Car Parking Available
Laundry Facilities Onsite
CCTV
Secure Door Entry System
Onsite Management Team
24 Hour Security
Relaxing lounge area with sofas and a TV
On-site hospitality and maintenance teams

Configurations

STANDARD 5 BED£90 - £105/week/person

Tenancies

44 week£105/week
51 week£90/week
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from19-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Features

TV (communal)
WiFi
Desk & Chair
Double Bed
Lockable Bedroom
24h Security
Bike Storage
Laundry Room
Parking

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Classic 5 Bed£97 - £109/week/person

Tenancies

44 week£109/week
51 week£97/week
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from19-09-2020
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen

Apartment Features

Parking
Lockable Bedroom
TV (communal)
Laundry Room
Double Bed
Bike Storage
Desk & Chair
24h Security
Wifi
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CLASSIC 4 BED£98 - £109/week/person

Tenancies

44 week£109/week
51 week£98/week
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from19-09-2020
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms1 Bath

Room Facilities

¾ Bed
Lockable Bedroom
Desk & Chair
WiFi
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Classic 3 Bed£99 - £110/week/person

Tenancies

44 week£110/week
51 week£99/week
Offers1
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Available from19-09-2020
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Classic StudioSold Out£150/week
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Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from19-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Bathroom
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Private Kitchen

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Self-contained accommodation featuring a sized bed, furniture and TV. Modern kitchen facilities, including fridge freezer. Up to 100Mbps WIFI and communal lounge area.

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Booking Details

COVID-19 Cancellation Policy

Please note that if a university lease or nomination agreement is in place, then the cancellation policy of the relevant university will take precedence over this policy, and the clauses within the agreement apply.

Tenancy Agreement

The tenancy agreement is a legal contract between the tenant and Homes for Students. The tenancy agreement is for a fixed term and the student (and guarantor) are liable for the full term of that agreement unless and until express written release is granted.

The usual Termination of Student Tenancy Policy applies for all cancellation requests that are not EXPLICITLY related to the COVID 19 (Corona virus) outbreak.

Initial Cancellation Period

A student can cancel a tenancy agreement for up to 14 days after the date the booking is confirmed (the Initial Cancellation Period). For bookings made from 1st August to 30th September ahead of the academic year the booking is for, the Initial Cancellation Period reduces to 7 days. We will refund the full security deposit (50 to 250). 20 will be deducted from the refunded amount to cover any international bank charges for deposit refunds made to non-UK banks.

Outside Initial Cancellation Period

If a student wishes to cancel outside of the Initial Cancellation Period, and the cancellation reason is EXPLICITLY related to COVID-19, then the following applies:

19-20 Course Withdrawn (19-20 IELTS/Pre-sessional/short term/foundation etc)

If the student is attending a short term course in the UK and the course is withdrawn completely by the University or Higher Education Institute, the student may be eligible to be released from this agreement.

The student must provide written evidence from the University that the course is no longer taking place within 3 days of being notified and we will release the student from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid.

19-20 Course Delay (19-20 IELTS/Pre-sessional/short term/foundation etc)

If the student is attending a short term course in the UK and the start date of the course is delayed by the University or Higher Education Institute, the student may be eligible for a reduction in tenancy length based upon evidence of the delayed new course start date.

The student must provide written evidence that the course start date has been delayed within 3 days of being notified and we may then adjust the contract accordingly.

Special Tenancy Procedures for COVID-19 outbreak - March 2020 V7

20-21 Course which is reliant on IELTS/Pre-sessional

If the student is a prospective first year Undergraduate or Postgraduate student and the offer of a place at the University or Higher Education Institute in the UK is subject to completing and passing an IELTS (or equivalent) in the UK or in the students country of origin, and this is unable to be completed because the IELTS (or equivalent) is withdrawn entirely, the student may be eligible to be released from this agreement. 

The student must provide written evidence that the course is no longer taking place at all within 3 days of being notified and we will release the student from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid.

20-21 Course Delay 

If the course start date in the UK is delayed by the University or Higher Education Institute, the student may be eligible for a reduction in tenancy length based upon evidence of the delayed new course start date.

The student must provide written evidence that the course start date has been delayed within 3 days of being notified and we may then adjust the contract accordingly.

Travel Ban (19-20 or 20-21 bookings)

If the student is unable to travel to or enter the UK due to a restriction on leaving their country of origin, or a restriction on entering the UK which means they cannot arrive in time to start their course, the student may be eligible to be released from this agreement, subject to evidence being provided of a formal travel ban being in place.

There must be a specific government ban in place at the start date of the students course that prevents the student coming to, or entering the UK in time to start their course, and there must be no realistic prospect of a delayed course start date.

Regular Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your booking up to 14 days after you accept your offer or pay your deposit (the Initial Cancellation Period), which reduces to 7 days from 1st August ahead of the academic year being booked, providing you have not already moved in to the property and we will refund your security deposit in full. Deposits will normally be refunded within 28 working days of cancellation, however our legal obligation as a landlord is to secure all deposits with a third party protection scheme. 

In the event that your deposit has already been sent to the protection scheme by the time you cancel your booking, your refund could take up to 60 days to be refunded due to the protection schemes processing period and your deposit refund will come directly from them you will need your repayment ID which will be sent to you directly by the protection scheme.

If the deposit has already been sent to the deposit protection scheme, unfortunately, we are unable to influence their processing time.

If you cancel your booking after the 14 day Initial Cancellation Period (7 days after 1st August), you will remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until we are able to re-let the room. 

If we are able to re-let the room we will release you from the agreement upon payment of a 250 release fee which we will recover by retaining your deposit (which will not, therefore, be returned). If you have paid a lower deposit amount, thats the amount that will be retained.

NO PLACE NO PAY

  1. Prospective first year students who have applied to attend a University or a Higher Education Institution in any of the cities in which Homes for Students operates, and who book a room with Homes for Students, will be allowed to be released from their Tenancy Agreement if, as a result of not achieving the required A-Level, Scottish Higher (or equivalent) results, they do not gain a place at their chosen university and evidence is provided.
  2. Only new customers who have never lived at a Homes for Students property are eligible.
  3. If a customer does not gain a place at their chosen University or College and wishes to be released from their Tenancy Agreement, they must provide Homes for Students with evidence of their rejection and evidence of the reason why (proof of results achieved etc) no later than 3 working days after their results day.
  4. Evidence can be a written rejection letter from the University/College/UCAS, or a screenshot of the customers UCAS status along with the results etc. This can be emailed to the property management email or posted to Homes for Students, Clock Tower Park, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L10 1LD.
  5. Customers who do not apply to be released from their Tenancy Agreement within this timescale and provide the correct evidence will be bound by the terms and conditions set out in the Tenancy Agreement.

NO VISA NO PAY

  1. Prospective international students who have applied to attend a University or a Higher Education Institution in any of the cities in which Homes for Students operates, and who book a room with Homes for Students, will be allowed to be released from their Tenancy Agreement if they do not receive the entry Visa they require for their study in the UK and evidence is provided.
  2. Only new customers who have never lived at a Homes for Students property are eligible.
  3. If a customer does not receive the entry Visa they require for their study in the UK and wishes to be released from their Tenancy Agreement, they must provide Homes for Students with evidence of their refusal of entry to the UK to study no later than 7 days after notification of their refusal.
  4. Evidence can be a copy of the letter from the Home Office, UK Visas and Immigration service or other official Visa issuing body as well as a letter from the university, sponsor or institution where they were supposed to be studying. It must clearly show the students full name, address and date of issue. This can be emailed to the property management email or posted to Homes for Students, 3 Clock Tower Park, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L10 1LD.
  5. Customers who do not apply to be released from their Tenancy Agreement within this timescale will be bound by the terms and conditions set out in the Tenancy Agreement.

Payment Details

Deposit Fees: 

50-250 to confirm the booking (Refundable at the end of tenancy)


Rent Payments: 

If you have a valid UK Guarantor, you can choose to pay your rent in three instalments, which are due in September, January and April.

If you dont have a valid UK Guarantor, you are required to pay the full rent in August, 14 days prior to your contract start date.

Please note you must have paid the rent due by the time you arrive to check in.

Other instalment options may be available, however admin fees may apply.


Mode of Payment: 

Online via by logging into your student account

At the property reception desk

By telephone to the property team

By bank transfer (please ensure you use your name and student ID as the payment reference).

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I live here?

You must be a full-time student, and be 18 years or older to live in the property. You can book with this property whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of the cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.


Are pets allowed?

No, pets are not permitted in the buildings.


Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you enlist the details of friends that you would like to live with in the booking form with us.


Can I request to move rooms during my tenancy?

You would need to make a formal request to the accommodation team of the property you are residing at. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy please note there is a room move admin fee of 50.00, you would also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move.

A room move would be impacted by the availability at the time of the request and if there is a waiting list for the requested room or flat type.

Should your requested room move result in moving to more expensive accommodation then yourself and the Guarantor shall be liable to pay the higher rent from the date the Tenant is given access to the more expensive accommodation.


Do you provide summer accommodation?

Yes, the summer accommodation of the same provider usually opens around March.


Do I have to move out in the holidays?

No, your room is yours for the full contract period! You wont have to move out in the holidays, so you wont have to remove your belongings every term.


How do I book a viewing?

You can book a viewing of any selected property by sending us an email.


How do I cancel or re-arrange my viewing?

By dropping us an email for the same.


Can I book a room without a viewing?

Absolutely. However, we would always recommend booking a viewing wherever possible.


How long does a viewing take?

Usually up to 30 minutes. However, the sales team are always happy to spend as much time as is needed assisting you with your booking.


What will I be shown on my viewing?

All communal areas and room types requested (dependent upon availability).


I'm in a different country, how do I view a property?

All the properties of the provider have access to Skype option, so you can view a property from wherever you want. Just drop us an email the date & time that suits you and we would arrange a viewing for you.


What do I do if Im a first-year student and Im still waiting for my exam results?

If youre still waiting for your exam results and youre not sure whether your place at university is confirmed, dont worry! You can still apply. You just need to ensure that if you do not get your place at university, you let us know on your chosen property in writing a maximum of 3 days after the A Level results day, to cancel your booking. You must provide a UCAS letter to verify your change in circumstances. In this instance, you will receive a full refund of your deposit. If you dont let us know within 3 days, your tenancy agreement will remain in place, and you will be liable for the rent on your room for the entire contract period.


Can I book if Im under 18?

The bookings from students who are under 18 are accepted only if they will turn 18 in the first term of the academic year. Unfortunately, for health and safety reasons, applications from students who wont turn 18 in their first term are not accepted.


What is included in my rent?

All utility bills are included in your rent such as gas, electricity and water and unlimited wifi*. However, your TV license is not included and this is the sole responsibility of the resident as this is not classed as a utility. 


Can I  pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online, or by bank transfer depending on your chosen property. Please note that if you make your payment using a credit card or an overseas debit card, you will be required to pay a surcharge of 1.5%.


Can I pay my rent weekly?

The largest instalment plan is 10, the total contract value is divided into 10 equal amounts and this is paid across 10 months.


What do I need to provide to be a guarantor?

Please note to be a guarantor you must be in full time employment or a homeowner and lived in the UK (England or Wales) for more than 5 years.

You can provide:

A copy of proof of identity (with photograph) such as:

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • ID Badge

A copy of proof of address (less than 3 months old) such as: Utility bill statement (i.e. Electricity, Water, Telephone)

  • Bank statement
  • Council tax bill for current year

Can I move in before I pay my rent?

Students who are up to date with their rental schedule are only allowed to move in early.


What do I do if my student loan hasnt arrived yet?

A deferred rent payment option is available for students paying their rent instalments with student finance.

Please note the following steps in order to request a deferred rent instalment plan if you are student who has rebooked to live in a Homes for Students property.


In order to defer your 1st, 2nd and 3rd rent payments you will be required to do the following:

  1. Provide evidence of your student loan finance schedule, showing when you will receive your 1st payment, please forward this by email to the property you will be living at in September.
  2. Make a payment of 2 weeks rent, 14 days prior to your contract starting, the date of your tenancy can be found on your tenancy agreement.
  3. The 2 week rent payment will be deducted from the 1st instalment and the remaining balance will need to be paid in line with the date your student finance will be paid.
  4. You will also need to advise if you wish to defer the date of the 2nd and 3rd rent payments in line with your student finance, this request also needs to go to your property team.

There is no additional charge for the deferred payment plan for rebooking student


Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in three instalments, you will need a guarantor. Your guarantor must be a homeowner or in full-time employment.


What happens to my deposit?

Your deposit is placed into a Deposit Protection Scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year.


When do I get my deposit back?

Your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement has ended and your room has been inspected. The amount returned to you will depend on any outstanding charges and any damages found in your room or the communal areas in your flat. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information. The deposit can take up to 30 days to get credited