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Located just a 10-minute walk from campus, Cowgate in Edinburgh is where one will have the opportunity to experience the best of university life, meet fellow students and make lifelong friends. It provides en-suite rooms with shared kitchen, dining and living space and high-speed wi-fi, all at fully inclusive rates. Students can choose from a range of rooms to suit their needs including studios, four and six bedroom cluster flats or luxury penthouse suites with stunning views over Edinburgh City. If one choose to stay in Cowgate student apartments, he/she will be ideally located between Edinburghs old town and the University of Edinburgh.

Distance

1. Distance to University of Edinburgh:


Private Transport - 5 min 

Walking - 8 min

   

2. Distance to Heriot-Watt University:


Private Transport - 22 min 

Public Transport - 45 min


3. Distance to Edinburgh Napier University:


Private Transport - 16 min 

Public Transport - 24 min


4. Distance to Edinburgh Art College:


Private Transport - 4 min 

Walking - 13 min

   

5. Distance to Edinburgh College:


Private Transport - 19 min 

Public Transport - 40 min


6. Distance to Queen Margaret University:


Private Transport - 23 min 

Public Transport - 16 min

Configurations

Penthouse£239/week
Min. Lease Duration43 week
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

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This private luxury studio situated over two floors at the top of the building has amazing views of Edinburgh City Center. The luxurious studio comes complete with a fully fitted modern kitchenette with dishwasher, a three quarter sized bed, and a large en-suite bathroom.

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4 Bed ClusterSold Out£159/week
Min. Lease Duration43 week
Private Room
Private Bathroom

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The four bed en-suite room comes with a three quarter sized bed, modern en-suite, and stylish study area. There is also additional under bed storage for extra peace of mind.

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6 Bed ClusterSold Out£159/week
Min. Lease Duration43 week
Private Room
Private Bathroom

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This modern en-suite room comes with a three quarter sized bed, study desk and chair and stylish en-suite bathroom. There is also additional under bed storage for extra peace of mind.

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Large 4 Bed ClusterSold Out£169/week
Min. Lease Duration43 week
Private Room
Private Bathroom

This spacious en-suite room comes complete a three quarter sized bed, and a large en-suite bathroom. This spacious room has ample storage as well as a large study desk and chair.

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StudioSold Out£219/week
Min. Lease Duration43 week
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

A private studio with a three quarter sized bed, modern kitchette with dishwasher, stylish en-suite, and a large study desk and chair. This studio is located at the back of the building which is exceptionally quiet.

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Large StudioSold Out£249/week
Min. Lease Duration43 week
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen

This spacious studio is situated on the ground floor, and comes with a three quarter sized bed, stylish en-suite, and a large study desk and chair. This studio also comes with a modern kitchette with oven, fridge freezer and dishwasher.

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Payment

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


Rent Payments:
Pay in Full (14 days prior to the contract start date)
Pay in 3 instalments, due in September 2017, January 2018 and April 2018 (UK based guarantor required) 
Pay in 10 instalments with an additional one time admin fee (UK based guarantor required)


Mode of Payment:
Pay using a debit card or a credit card (1.5% surcharge) online, over the phone or at the reception
Pay via direct debit or bank transfer

Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not permitted in the buildings.

3. 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.

4. Can I choose my room?
Rooms are allotted on first cum first served basis.

5. 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.

6. Do you provide summer accommodation?
Yes, the summer accommodation of the same provider usually opens around March.

7. 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.

8. How do I book a viewing?
You can book a viewing of any selected property by sending us an email.

9. How do I cancel or re-arrange my viewing?
By dropping us an email for the same.

10. Can I book a room without a viewing?
Absolutely. However, we would always recommend booking a viewing wherever possible.

11. 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.

12. What will I be shown on my viewing?
All communal areas and room types requested (dependent upon availability).

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. What do you need from me to book a room?
Register with us.

16.Tell us your preferences and then select your chosen room
Complete all of your personal information and pay your deposit
Accept your tenancy agreement
Provide a UK guarantor (Only if youre requesting to pay by instalments)

17. 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.

18. 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. 

19. 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%.

20. 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.

21. What do I need to provide to be a guarantor?
Who can be a guarantor?
Be a resident in the UK
Driving License
Be over 21 years of age
Be a homeowner or in full time employment)
Provide a copy of photographic identification, such as a passport, driving licence or ID badge
Provide a copy of proof of your UK address which must be less than 6 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.22. 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.

23. 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:
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.
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.
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.
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

24. 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.

25. What happens to my deposit?
Your deposit is placed into a Deposit Protection Scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year.

26. 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.

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