Intro

Goods Corner is a brand-new Edinburgh student accommodation, made up of sophisticated studios and contemporary spaces in which to study and relax, is a short stroll away from the University of Edinburghs Kings Buildings campus.

Residents will enjoy both a luxury living experience and the convenience of being based so close to the citys most prestigious education provider.

All studios were designed with the needs of the student in mind, and come with a large, comfortable bed, ample wardrobe space and a private study area. There is access to 100Mbps Wi-Fi, and outstanding communal areas where you can socialise with your new friends and neighbours.

It is no secret that Edinburgh has become one of Europes most popular university cities, thanks in no small part to its delightful range of attractions, nightlife, festivals and shopping venues. As well as being a swift walk away from the University of Edinburgh, the local transport links provide residents with the opportunity to explore the rest of the city.

Just a 5 minute walk and you'll find Cameron Toll Shopping Centre bursting with your favourite shops, cafes and even a gym. For a taste of Edinburghs culture there is no substitute for a visit to Edinburgh Castle, which boasts remarkable views stretching for miles and is home to the National War Museum. Then why not check out the 13 million extension at Fort Kinnaird, where you will find a seven-screen cinema, a string of bars and eateries, and countless high-street retail chains.

Every August it is an absolute must to take in the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe, a peerless festival celebrating art, music and culture and comedy from all over the world. For a big night out that is just a short bus ride away from Goods Corner, The Southern Bar is a popular and convenient choice, or you could dance the night away at Lulu.

Distance To

The University of Edinburgh


Travelling time by car - 8 min

Travelling time by bicycle - 10 min

Travelling time by walking - 35 min

Travelling time by bus - 13 min


Edinburgh College of Art


Travelling time by car - 13 min

Travelling time by bicycle - 14 min

Travelling time by walking - 44 min

Travelling time by bus - 21 min


Edinburgh Napier University


Travelling time by car - 15 min

Travelling time by bicycle - 19 min

Travelling time by bus - 37 min  


The University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings Campus


Travelling time by car - 3 min

Travelling time by bicycle - 3 min

Travelling time by walking - 9 min

Apartment Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

Community Facilities

High Speed WIFI
Walk to Uni
Laundry Facilities Onsite
All Utility Bills Included
Communal Spaces
CCTV
On-site Property Team

Configurations

Single Studio£178/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area14 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
Single Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

The Single Studio is approx 14m and features a comfortable single bed, wardrobe and private study area. A private kitchen with fully-integrated appliances is complemented by an en-suite bathroom with designer fittings.

Standard Studio£180/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area14 - 16 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
Double Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

Our elegant Standard Studio measures approx 14-16m and has a great double bed, wardrobe and private study area, and en-suite bathroom with designer fittings. Fully-integrated appliances in the private kitchen add to the luxury.

Premium 2 Bed Apartment£180/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area38 sqm
Shared Bathroom
Shared Room
Shared Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
¾ Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

A contemporary apartment, with two double beds, wardrobes and study area. The en-suite bathroom has designer fittings, while your private kitchen features fully-integrated appliances. The whole apartment measures around 38m.

Standard Studio Plus£189/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area17 - 19 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
Double Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

Our Standard Studio Plus are approx 17-19m and are stylish spaces featuring a double bed, wardrobe and private study area, in addition to an en-suite bathroom with designer fittings. The private kitchen comes with fully-integrated appliances.

Classic Studio£196/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area14 - 16 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
Double Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

Our gorgeous Classic Studio is approx 14-16m, with a double bed, wardrobe and private study area. The en-suite bathroom has designer fittings, while your private kitchen features fully-integrated appliances. Ideal studio for those who want luxury on a budget.

Classic Studio Plus£198/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area17 - 19 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
¾ Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

The Classic Studio Plus measures around 17-19m and comes with a double bed, wardrobe and private study area. The en-suite bathroom is fitted to the highest standard, and the private kitchen boasts fully-integrated appliances, offering slightly more space than the standard Classic.

Premium Studio£200/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area21 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
Double Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

The Premium Studio comes with a double bed, wardrobe and private study area. The en-suite bathroom enjoys designer fittings, while the private kitchen features fully-integrated appliances, with the studio measuring approx 21m.

Deluxe Studio£207/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area24 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
Double Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

Our top-of-the-range Deluxe Studio offers a large space (it's 24m) in which you will find a double bed, wardrobe and private study area. A private kitchen with fully-integrated appliances is complemented by the en-suite bathroom, which is fitted to the highest standard, giving you one of the finest student studios in the city.

Deluxe Accessible Studio£212/week
Min. Lease Duration51 week
Available from12-09-2020
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Area22 - 24 sqm
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Room Facilities

Common Room
WiFi
Cooker
Microwave
Double Bed
En Suite
Lockable Bedroom
Laundry Room

An extra large and purpose-designed accessible space (measuring approx 22-24m) featuring a double bed, wardrobe and private study area. Designer fittings in the en-suite bathroom, and fully-integrated appliances in the private kitchen.

Deposit Fees: 

50-300 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

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted at Prestige Student Living, except registered assistance dogs.


Can I choose who I live with?

If you are applying to live with friends, please ensure that you follow our create application link online, list the friends that you would like to live with and we will then contact them and make the arrangements for you!


Can I choose my room?

If you follow the book now process you can select the room of your choice or you can make special requests within the create application route which we will do our best to accommodate, however all requests and subject to availability and conditions.


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 in. If you request to move rooms during your tenancy you will also be issued with new documents confirming the details of the room move which you will need to sign or accept online.


Should your new room be more expensive, then you and your Guarantor shall be liable for the higher rent from the date you are given access to it.


Do you provide summer accommodation?

Yes, our summer bookings usually open around March. Keep a look out for pricing and information or contact the property team.


Do I have to move out in the holidays?

Your room is yours for the full contract period and you dont need to move out during academic breaks.


Does my rental price include car parking?

On-site car parking is available at some properties, but is not included within the rental price unless explicitly stated and confirmed in writing. Payments for car parking permits are separate to your tenancy agreement. Please speak to the property team if you wish to purchase a car parking space. Car parking spaces are very limited and are strictly on a first-come first-served basis.


Can I move in before my contract?

Yes you can but it depends on availabilty. Kindly call us for the information.


Does my rental price include insurance?

Contents insurance is included at some properties which will be specified in your tenancy agreement.


Do I need to pay council tax?

If you are a qualifying full time student, you will be exempt from paying Council Tax. You must provide us with your council tax exemption certificate which your university will be able to arrange.


If you do not have this when you move in because you have not yet enrolled on your course, please ensure that you bring with you the name of your university and your university student ID number.


What is the process for dealing with complaints?

Stage 1 - Where possible please make your complaint in person at reception or by telephone. Our staff on site will attempt to investigate and deal with the matter immediately. If you are unhappy with the solutions or explanations given you can escalate your complaint to Stage 2 by letter or email to site within 10 working days.

Stage 2 - Your complaint must be in writing. Our staff will pass your communication to a senior member of staff within Homes for Students, who will investigate further and provide a written response within 10 working days where possible. You must state why you think your complaint has not been treated fairly or correctly.

Stage 3 - Your complaint must be in writing. In the event that you still feel your complaint has not been treated fairly or correctly you can write to the Complaints Panel within Homes for Students at: Head of Operations, Homes for Students, Building 3, Clock Tower Park, Longmoor Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, L10 1LD. The Panel will normally notify you of their decision within 10 working days. You must state why you think your complaint has not been treated fairly or correctly to this point.

Stage 4 - Prestige Student Living is a member of the Accreditation Network UK (ANUK).


Can I pay in instalments?

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.


When do I pay my rent?

When you accept your room offer, youll be given two options:


To pay your rent in full

To pay your rent in instalments spread throughout the year

You can choose whichever is most convenient for you.


What is included in my rent?

All utility bills such as gas, electricity, water are included in your rent. Unlimited Wi-fi* is also included. Your TV licence is not included in your rent as this is not classed as a utility and is your responsibility to purchase.


All of our properties offer a Wi-fi connection at the stated level** included within the rent and there is no additional charge for use of the on-site internet. Some providers may offer more services and packages at an additional charge which you are under no obligation to use. If you choose to add additional features to your internet package, that relationship is with you and the service provider directly and does not fall under the terms of your tenancy.


For information on the speed of your internet connection, please ask your Property Team for more information.


*a one off connection fee may apply dependent on property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information.


** the internet speed is the maximum stated speed available into the property


Can I move in before I pay my rent?

All rent that is due must have been paid when you check in. If you are having difficulties or this will be a problem, please contact the property as early as possible who will assist you.


What if I dont have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, we recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices and how to apply on their website.


Who can be a guarantor?

To be a guarantor you must:

Be resident in the UK for a minimum of 1 year

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 3 months old, such as a utility bill (e.g. electricity, water, gas, telephone), a bank statement or a Council Tax bill.


Can I pay my rent from overseas?

You can pay your rent either online by logging in to your student account, by bank transfer or by credit or debit card over the phone.


Your bank may charge you a fee to make an international payment so please make sure you check their terms and conditions first.


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

You can defer your rent instalments to be in line with your student loan payments if you wish. All requests for deferred payments must be made by 1st August in each academic year to the property team.


You will be required to provide evidence of your student loan schedule to the property team in order for the payment plan to be set up.


You will be required to pay two weeks rent 14 days prior to your contract start date, which will be deducted from the balance of your first instalment on the agreed date.


A one off admin fee of 50 will be charged and payable with the initial 2 weeks rent payment and this 50 admin fee will not deducted from the balance of rent due.


Please note deferring your rent must be pre-arranged and agreed with the property manager prior to your move in date. If no arrangement has been made, rent is due as per your tenancy agreement.


Do I need a guarantor?

If you wish to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a UK guarantor.


Do I need a guarantor if I am a sponsored student?

We may be able to accept sponsors in place of guarantors in some cases, however this depends on the terms of your sponsorship and whether your sponsor is willing to guarantee rent payments. If you are a sponsored student, please contact your chosen property directly to enquire about using a sponsor in place of guarantor.


Can I pay my rent weekly?

Weekly rent payments are not available, however Prestige Student Living offers a number of instalment options for students to pay their rent.


When does the discount come off my rent?

All discounts offered will be deducted off your final instalment of rent.


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.


If you are a prospective first year student and your offer of a place at your preferred University or Higher Education Institute is withdrawn because you do not achieve the required entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from your agreement.


You must provide written evidence from the University/UCAS that you do not have a place within 3 days of your results being published (and no later than 1st September, whichever date is sooner) and we will release you from your contract without penalty and refund your deposit.


You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from your agreement, you will need to supply us with a copy of:


A written or email confirmation that you wish to cancel your reservation, stating full name and full details of the property booked

A written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS, a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved, or a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

These document(s) must be received by us within 3 calendar days from the date your results are published. If you fail to provide the information within 3 days, your deposit will not be refunded and you may be held rent liable.


What if I want to cancel my booking?

Our full termination policy is within your online account.


We will only accept cancellation of an accepted room offer if you cancel your application up to 14 days after the date your booking is confirmed. From 1st August this period reduces to 7 days. As confirmed in your agreement, we will refund the full security deposit.


Please note, 20 will be deducted from the refunded amount to cover international bank charges for deposit refunds made to non-UK banks under these circumstances.


If you cancel your booking after those 14 days, you 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).


What do I do if Im a first year post-graduate 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.


If you are a prospective first year student and your offer of a place at your preferred University or Higher Education Institute is withdrawn because you do not achieve the required entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from your agreement.


You must provide written evidence from the University/UCAS that you do not have a place within 3 days of your results being published (and no later than 1st September, whichever date is sooner) and we will release you from your contract without penalty and refund your deposit.


You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from your agreement, you will need to supply us with a copy of:


A written or email confirmation that you wish to cancel your reservation, stating full name and full details of the property booked

A written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS, a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved, or a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.

These document(s) must be received by us within 3 calendar days from the date your results are published. If you fail to provide the information within 3 days, your deposit will not be refunded and you may be held rent liable.


Do I have to pay a booking fee?

Prestige Student Living do not charge a booking fee. When you accept your room offer, youll be asked to pay a deposit to secure your room which is secured with a deposit protection service and refunded at the end of your tenancy.


Can I book if Im under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, we can accept your booking with no restrictions other than an adult over the age of 18 must be a co-signatory on your tenancy agreement and must accept the terms of it.


What do I need to bring with me?

When you come to pick up your keys you need to bring some photographic ID. To find out what else you may need to bring check out our what to take to university page.


Is there car parking facilities for when I move in?

Some properties have car parking facilities available for a small charge, please speak to your property team directly if you would like to reserve car parking.


What happens to my deposit?

Your deposit is placed into a deposit protection scheme, where it is held safely throughout the academic year and will be returned to you at the end of your contract subject to the contract terms.


Deposit Protection Service (England and Wales)

Letting Protection Service (Scotland)


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 damage found in your room or the communal areas of your apartment. Please see your tenancy agreement for more information. The deposit can take up to 30 working days to be credited at the end of your tenancy period.


All deposits are secured with a deposit protection scheme, such as the Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Scotland. You will be contacted by the deposit protection scheme and asked to authorise the refund and submit your bank details to them. For this you will require your deposit repayment ID, which will have been sent to you via email at the time of registering your deposit.


Please be aware, the deposit refund process is managed by the deposit protection scheme and is not able to be influenced by Prestige Student Living. Should you have any queries regarding your deposit repayment ID, you should contact the deposit protection scheme directly: Deposit Protection Service or Letting Protection Service.

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