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Intro

Mercury House is a 10 minute stroll away from Lansdowne Campus, Talbot Campus is just 13 minutes by bus, and Arts University Bournemouth is only 6 minutes further.

Without a doubt, Bournemouth has everything you need to enjoy your time at university to the fullest.

Bournemouth is most famous for its award-winning beaches which can be enjoyed for lots of activities, including walking, paddle boarding and surfing all year round.

The city also boasts a colourful calendar of events throughout the year, including Bournemouth Air Festival and Bestival.

If youre a foodie fanatic, there is a huge range of restaurants and cafes to choose from. And also first-class concert venues to enjoy the latest bands, shows and top comedians.

You can also make the most of the towns selection of high-street shops, and lively nightlife with plenty of clubs and bars to choose from, all within a 10 minutes walk from Mercury House.

If youre looking for spacious studios situated in the perfect spot for Bournemouth University and Arts University Bournemouth, and close to Bournemouths city centre shops and stunning beach, Mercury House is for you.

Your all-inclusive ensuite room has everything you need to study and socialise comfortably. We have a number of different studios to select from each giving you different views of the city. With each room containing a 3/4 sized double bed, study area with desk, chair and loads of storage space this gives  you loads of space to hang out.

The kitchenette comes fully equipped with hob, oven and under-counter fridge/freezer with a breakfast bar to socialise around.

Finally each room has its own ensuite shower room.

Downstairs you can also make the most of the social spaces at Mercury House. There is plenty of room to set up a study session with friends, or unwind with a game of table football. Or simply just relax and watch a movie in the TV area.

Apartment Facilities

double bed
study area
desk and chair
loads of storage
kitchenette
breakfast bar
Mini-kitchen in all studios

Community Facilities

All Inclusive Bills
Bike Store
Communal Lodge
On Site Laundry
Free WiFi
On Site Team

Configurations

Classic Studio£168/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

basic

Classic Studio rooms are based on the first four floors at Mercury House.

Each room is light and airy featuring a small double bed, study area with desk and chair, loads of storage, kitchenette area with a breakfast bar, and your own ensuite shower room.

Garden Studio£168/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Deluxe Studio£175/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Shared Kitchen

If youre looking for a bit more of a view, our deluxe studios are situated on the top two floors of Mercury House.

As well as more of a view, being higher up the building, the rooms are quieter.

Each room contains a small double bed, study area with desk and chair, loads of storage, kitchenette area with a breakfast bar, and your own ensuite shower room.

Premium Studio£175/week
Lease Duration44 week - 51 week
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1 Bath
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen

Rent Payments:

You will then have two options you can pay by three instalments or in one lump sum.

Paying in three instalments:

Students will need to provide evidence of a UK based guarantor if they wish to pay by instalments.  Students will also need to sign a Direct Debit Mandate form to pay by instalments.

The first installment of rent is due in our bank account 10 days before the start of your tenancy. We will notify you in good time of the bank account details, or you can pay through our on-line portal with a debit card or credit card (credit cards attract a processing charge).

The start of your tenancy is the first date shown on your Assured Shorthold Tenancy, NOT the date you move into your room.

If you are receiving a Student Loan, and using this to pay your rent, you will NOT receive this loan until you have arrived at University and registered with your course. The University will then notify the Student Loans Company that you have registered, and the Student Loans Company then pay you the first terms loan, which may arrive one to two weeks after you need to move in.

It may therefore be difficult for you to pay your first rent instalment in full without your loan. If that is the case, you should speak to your guarantor to ask for assistance in the interim. If you require further assistance please contact your site team for more information.

Paying in one lump sum:

If students are unable to provide a UK based guarantor, payment will need to be paid in full at least 10 days prior to tenancy start dates.


Mode of Payment:

Pay using a debit card or a credit card (with 2% surcharge) online, over the phone or at the reception.

Or pay via Pay-to-Study for easy bank transfer.

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 us at the earliest opportunity.


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 check your contract for more details on your move-in date or drop us a line to check for you.


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


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 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.


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.


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.


Do I have to pay for a TV licence?

The licences for the TVs in the shared spaces such as the communal rooms and your shared living room/dining rooms have been paid for.


However, if you wish to watch TV in your room you must pay for your own TV licence. You require a TV licence no matter what device you watch or record live TV. More information can be found at www.tvlicensing.co.uk


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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