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Merlin Heights is one of the most popular student accommodation in Leicester City Centre, providing students with a truly exceptional experience. Present near the River Soar, you will find a wide range of stylish studios and two beds apartments on offer; all fully furnished with en-suite studio rooms and fitted kitchens. The Merlin Heights  also offers students some of the largest bedrooms available to rent in Leicester. High-speed Wi-fi throughout the building and all utility bills are included in the rent. Merlin Heights  has some of the most amazing social spaces including a cinema and games room, private gym and music practice room to balance your social and academic life in the Leicester student housing options. There are also communal study rooms for you to have a group study with your friends, bookable dining rooms and a beautiful urban garden with BBQs.


University of Leicester is at a 7-minute distance and De Montfort University is also in the close distance to the property that makes it a great student housing in Leicester. You will find many Leicester restaurants and bars in this popular area, not very far from Merlin Heights. Many cities' retail and leisure hubs are near this and another popular road called All Saints Road. Furthermore, you can hop onto the 5-minute reach of the Leicester Train Station and visit nearby areas like Stoneygate or catch a bus from St. Nicholas Circle Bus Stop which is only a short walk away from the property and A&B Cabs Company Taxi Service is a 5-minute distance from the student accommodation. 


This property is not only spacious but also perfect for University students. Along with amazing amenities included in the bills, the staff here is very accommodating and helpful. The 24*7 assistance gives you a comfortable student life. Security services and CCTV makes your stay safe and secure. The peaceful surroundings and lively study room helps you in your studies. In all, Merlin Heights  student housing provides the best accommodation experience, to keep the right balance of study and social life.

distance to

University of Leicester 33 min walk / 30 min bus


De Monfort University 6 min walk


Leicester College 22 min walk / 15 min bus

Community Amenities

Sky lounge
Study facilities
Gaming area
Exclusive social events
On-site laundry
Secure bike storage
Security monitoring

Apartment Amenities

All bills included
High speed Wi-Fi
Bed
Desk & Chair
Wardrobe

Bills Included

Wifi
Water
Electricity
heating

Safety and Security

Security Monitoring

Configurations

Bronze Ensuite£132 - £137/week
Offers3
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area13 sqm

Room Amenities

En-suite bedroom (13-13.4m2) in shared apartment
Ensuite shower room
Small double bed
Wardrobe with three draws
Study desk with chair
Notice board above the desk
Full-length mirror
Three coat hooks
Free-standing shelving unit
Electric heater/li>
Roller blind
32 inch TV
Shared kitchen / living room

 En-suite bedroom (13-13.4m2) in shared apartment 

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Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£132/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£137/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Silver Ensuite£137 - £142/week
Offers3
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Apartment
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

En-suite bedroom (13.5-14.9m2) in shared apartment
Ensuite shower room
small double bed
Wardrobe with three draws
Study desk with chair
Notice board above the desk
Full-length mirror
Three coat hooks
Free-standing shelving unit
Electric heater/li>
Roller blind
32 inch TV
Shared kitchen / living room
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Duration:44 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£142/week
Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£137/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Gold Ensuite£142 - £147/week
Offers3
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

Room Amenities

En-suite bedroom (14.5-15.9m2) in shared apartment
Ensuite shower room
small double bed
Wardrobe with three draws
Study desk with chair
Notice board above the desk
Full-length mirror
Three coat hooks
Free-standing shelving unit
Electric heater/li>
Roller blind
32 inch TV
Shared kitchen / living room
Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£142/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£147/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Platinum Ensuite£150 - £155/week
Offers3
Private Room
Private Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area23 sqm

Room Amenities

En-suite bedroom (16.6-23.6m2) in shared apartment
Ensuite shower room
small double bed
Wardrobe with three draws
Study desk with chair
Notice board above the desk
Full-length mirror
Three coat hooks
Free-standing shelving unit
Electric heater/li>
Roller blind
32 inch TV
Shared kitchen / living room
Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£150/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£155/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Bronze Studio £161/week
Offers3
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Area16 - 17 sqm

Self-contained studio living starts here for one person and perhaps his/her plus one. If they choose to share the en-suite shower room, small double bed, bags of storage, fitted kitchen and study area as a couple, theres no more to pay.

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Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£161/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Silver Studio£166/week
Offers3
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Area18 - 19 sqm

If one likes to spread out, then this more spacious studio could be for him/her. The top notch facilities feature an en-suite shower room, small double bed, storage, fitted kitchen and study area. 

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Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£166/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
Gold Studio£171/week
Offers3
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Area20 - 21 sqm

This beauty of a studio, even bigger than the Silver but with the same quality features and fittings, comes with space guaranteed. Ideal if one is flying solo and like to spread out or theres room enough for two to share at no extra charge. 

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Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£171/week
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Gold Studio Plus£176/week
Offers3
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Area22 - 23 sqm

Just a little roomier. Try it on for size.

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Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£176/week
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Platinum Studio£187/week
Offers3
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area24 - 27 sqm

Go Platinum and heres space to do your thing. Still treated to the en-suite shower room, small double bed, oodles of storage, fitted kitchen and study area but now with so much more clearance to enjoy them. More than enough room for two to share and the price doesnt change.

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Duration:51 week
Move in:11 Sep, 2021
£187/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us

Booking Details

Cancellation Policy 


To apply for and book, a flat or a bedroom at a property, you must pay the room Reservation Rent. This payment is made at the time of booking through their on-line booking system. You will have 15 days from making your booking to sign the Tenancy Agreement. The Reservation Rent is fully refundable if you cancel your booking within this period. Once the Tenancy Agreement has been signed, the Reservation Rent will be held until the first rental payment falls due under your Tenancy Agreement, and will be offset against the amount due. To cancel your booking you must tell them in writing by sending an email to them. 


You may be eligible to be released from your agreement if: 


Your offer of a place at your preferred University/Higher Education institution is withdrawn as a result of you not achieving the required entry grades, you have surpassed your required entry grades and choose to go to a different University or you have extenuating circumstances that prevents you taking your place at University.  In order to meet the criteria you will need one of the following: 

  • To provide a written rejection letter from your chosen university/Higher Education Institute  
  • To provide a copy of the acceptance letter from your new university  
  • Evidence as to why you cannot take your place 

You will be required to pay a Deposit (Deposit) at the commencement of the Residential Period. This payment will be collected with your first rental payment. Your Deposit will be held under a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme and will be used as security against any damage to the Room, the Flat or the Property (fair wear and tear excepted), any damage to the furnishings or other equipment provided (fair wear and tear excepted) and any unpaid Rent or other charges incurred during the duration of your Tenancy Agreement. The balance of the Deposit will be paid to you within 28 days after the termination of the Tenancy Agreement, less any reasonable costs incurred for the breach of any obligation under the Tenancy Agreement.  


It is important that you understand that when you sign your Tenancy Agreement, you are entering into a legal agreement with the Landlord, and are liable for the full rent due for the Residential Period.  Cancellation of your Booking by the property management 


Their terms and conditions reflect that you are required to sign your Tenancy Agreement within 15 days of completing your on-line booking, and paying your Reservation Rent. If you have failed to sign your agreement within the above period, we may give you notice by email of your failure to do so which may lead to the cancellation of your booking, and no refund of the Reservation Rent. Your Reservation Rent will be refunded by them if they cancel your booking.   

Payment Details

Payment Info:


In order to pay rent in three instalments, you will need to provide evidence of a guarantor based in the country of your accommodation, such as a family member or friend. The first rent instalment must be paid 10 days prior to your tenancy start date. Your second rent payment will be due in January, and your third and final rent instalment will be due in May.


If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made a year in advance, in full, 10 days prior to your tenancy start date.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's included in the 'inclusive rate'?

* All utilities electric, gas and water are included in the rent on a fair usage allowance with hot water available 24-hours per day. * Heaters are controlled individually by the tenants in their rooms. * High-speed internet and Wi-Fi throughout the building, including bedrooms and ethernet cable connection in bedrooms * Council Tax students are exempt from paying council tax, however, some councils may charge tenants out of term time, therefore the tenant is liable for any council tax charges that may be incurred. * Contents insurance is provided through Endsleigh insurance  www.endsleigh.co.uk/personal/student-insurance. Upgrades are available and details will be given out with the welcome pack. * Exclusive access to all social spaces in your accommodation

Is there a TV?

A flat-screen TV with 40 channels is provided in most of our apartments and studios. Please check with the management team at your accommodation what is provided. If you've brought your own TV, you'll be pleased to hear that there's a TV aerial point in your bedroom, but please note, you are responsible for providing your own TV licence

Do I have to pay for a TV licence?

You will be responsible for providing a TV licence should you use a TV in your room/apartment.

Will I have internet in my room?

Broadband and Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, 24-hours a day.

How do I access the internet?

Wi-Fi is available throughout the accommodation. Wired connections are available via an Ethernet cable, and connected to the wall socket in your room simply open your web browser and follow the instructions. Upgrade options are also available. Internet is provided by third party companies and they have a 24-hour support line should you need it; details will be given out with the welcome pack.

Are kitchen essentials, bedding and towels included in my room?

You will need to provide your own bedding, kitchen equipment, towels etc. But, we know that being a student means there's a lot going on and a lot to organise. This is doubly true if you're coming from overseas. So you can buy these items from us to make settling into your home a little easier. You can choose one of our collections that cater for your exact requirement, from The Kitchen Collection which contains all the kitchen essentials through to The Luxury Collection which was curated for the ultimate in superior living. You don't even have to worry about unpacking it all. We will have it all made up and ready for your arrival so you can enjoy the way of living from the moment you walk through your door.

Will my room be cleaned?

Room cleaning is not included in your rent, so will be responsible for cleaning your room. If you're not a fan of doing the cleaning yourself, we offer a range of room cleaning services. You can choose from weekly, monthly, ad hoc and end-of-tenancy cleans.

Are the fitness suites and other social spaces free to use?

Many of our student accommodation properties have their own on-site fitness suites, as well as a whole host of additional social spaces. Access to these areas is free for residents whenever you like.

What do I have to pay and when?

In order to pay rent in three instalments, you will need to provide evidence of a guarantor based in the country of your accommodation, such as a family member or friend. The first rent instalment must be paid 10 days prior to your tenancy start date. Your second rent payment will be due in January, and your third and final rent instalment will be due in May. If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made a year in advance, in full, 10 days prior to your tenancy start date.

I am paying my rent in instalments, when are my payments due?

For those students paying in instalments, the rent payment dates are: * 1st instalment 10 days prior to your tenancy start date * 2nd instalment the following January * 3rd instalment the following May These can also be found on your tenancy agreement. Please note that we don't accept cash. Remember: if you have chosen to pay by repeat card transaction, please ensure that you have sufficient funds available in your account at least one working day prior to the rent due date.

I am paying my rent in full, when is my payment due?

If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made in advance, in full, 10 days prior to your tenancy start date.

I don't have a guarantor, can I still live in your accommodation?

Of course! If you are unable to provide a guarantor in the country of your accommodation, your rent payment will need to be made a year in advance, in full,10 days prior to tenancy start dates.

When can I move in?

Your accommodation will have a dedicated Move In weekend which coincides with the start of your tenancy. Details of this will be communicated closer to the time. Don't worry if you are not able to move in on the dedicated Move In weekend, you can still pick up your keys during office hours outside of this. Please just contact the helpful on-site accommodation team to let them know when to expect you and to ensure moving in is a hassle-free experience for you.

What documents do I need to check in?

Please ensure that, before you move in, you have * Paid your deposit * Signed your tenancy agreement * Paid your first rental instalment (or full rent if applicable). Please be aware, no keys will be issues to you if rent has not been paid. * Provided 1x photo ID and 1x proof of address for yourself (and your guarantor if applicable) * Provided 1x proof of Visa if required * Provided 2x passport photos and 1x proof of student status

What do I have to bring?

You will need to provide your own bedding, kitchen equipment, towels etc. If you have specific questions about what to bring, such as sizes for bedding, or whether to bring induction or standard pots and pans, please contact your on-site accommodation team.

Can I specify any preferences for my new flatmates?

We're happy for you to state your preferred gender to share with, as well as their year of study. Well, do our very best to sort this out. 

 

Can I introduce myself to my flatmates before I move in?

We cant give you the names of your new flatmates without their permission, but were more than happy for you to get acquainted on Facebook or other social media channels before you arrive. Once weve let you know your room number, you can post to your hearts content and hopefully find the people youll be living with. 

 

Can I book with friends?

A friend of yours is a friend of ours! Were more than happy for you to bring your whole crew. To book with friends, you just need to let us know their names, and well do our best to allocate you a flat together.

 

Can I change my contract after I've signed it?

If you want to change things like your room size, increase your contract length or anything else, you may be able to do so subject to availability. Please be aware that these requests may incur a charge and is at the managers discretion.

 

What happens if I change my mind completely?

If youre in your first year, you're able to cancel your contract right up until August, as long as you can provide the evidence that you are no longer attending that University (for example, proof that you have not been accepted by the university because of your A-Level results, or proof of acceptance at a different University in a different city). The actual cancellation cut-off date in August changes every year so please check your contract. If youre not a first year, or you have a change of heart after this date, well do our very best to help you sell the room on to another student. Unfortunately, until this is sold, you're still contracted to the payments and the terms of the contract.

 

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