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Onyx, Birmingham
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Onyx, Birmingham

Lancaster St, Birmingham, B4 7BZ, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located at 60 Lancaster St, Birmingham, B4 7BZ, Onyx Birmingham offers an unparalleled living experience for students seeking quality student accommodation in Birmingham. Onyx student accommodation boasts a wide variety of ensuites and studios, all equipped with modern amenities, including high-speed WiFi and fully furnished living spaces. Notable educational institutions within close proximity to Onyx Accommodation Birmingham include the prestigious Aston University, BPP University, Birmingham City University, and many more, making Onyx Birmingham student accommodation a prime choice for academic convenience.

Birmingham, often referred to as the "Second City" of the United Kingdom, is a dynamic metropolis in the heart of England. Renowned for its industrial heritage, Birmingham has undergone a remarkable transformation into a thriving cultural and commercial hub. Its skyline, a blend of historic landmarks and contemporary architecture, reflects its rich history and modern aspirations. The city's Industrial Revolution legacy is evident in its iconic landmarks, such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Jewellery Quarter, where centuries-old craftsmanship still thrives alongside trendy boutiques and cafes. Birmingham's diverse population contributes to its vibrant atmosphere, with an array of cultures and cuisines found throughout its bustling streets. From the aromatic delights of the Balti Triangle to the trendy bars and restaurants of the redeveloped canalside areas, there's something to tantalise every palate.

Beyond its culinary delights, Birmingham boasts world-class shopping destinations like the Bullring & Grand Central, offering a mix of high-street favourites and designer boutiques. The city's cultural scene is equally impressive, with a plethora of theatres, galleries, and music venues catering to all tastes. Symphony Hall, home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, stands as a testament to the city's commitment to the arts. With its thriving economy, vibrant culture, and warm Midlands hospitality, Birmingham continues to evolve as a beacon of opportunity and innovation in the heart of England.

Features

At Onyx Birmingham, exceptional student living is the norm, with room types and amenities thoughtfully designed for comfort and convenience. At Onyx Birmingham, your rent covers all the essentials and then some! You get WiFi, water, electricity, and heating, so you're all set up for comfortable living. But that's not all - you also have access to a range of awesome amenities right on-site. From relaxing in the courtyard or open roof garden to working out in the gym or catching a movie in the cinema room, there's something for everyone. Need a quiet place to study? Head over to the study room. Feeling competitive? Challenge your friends to a game of ping pong, air hockey, or table football in the games room. And when it's time to unwind, kick back in the lounge or even host a private dinner in the dining room. Plus, with added perks like bike storage, laundry facilities, and regular resident events, life at Onyx Birmingham is both convenient and fun. With services like CCTV, a security team, and an on-site residents team, Onyx Accommodation Birmingham ensures a high level of security.

Location and What's Hot?

Situated in the heart of Birmingham, Onyx Birmingham offers an ultimate living experience for students, with an array of places students can visit just a short distance away. Importantly, for educational needs, Onyx, Birmingham is surrounded by renowned universities such as Aston University, BPP University, Birmingham City University, and many more. The proximity to these institutions ensures that students have ease of access to their campuses and study resources.

Food enthusiasts can indulge in various cuisines at famous eateries like Decorum Restaurant Birmingham, relish the Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, or enjoy a quick bite at Birmingham Blue Nile Restaurant. For those who fancy a night out, local bars such as Sacks Of Potatoes and The Gosta Green offer vibrant atmospheres to unwind. For daily essentials or a shopping spree, Birmingham Indoor Market Mall is your go-to destination. Wellbeing and healthcare are conveniently catered for with nearby facilities including Birmingham Children's Hospital. Nature lovers can take a break from studies and visit lush green spaces like Birmingham Botanical Gardens or Eastside City Park for a tranquil escape. For a culturally enriching experience, explore iconic tourist attractions like the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the historic Thinktank Science Museum. The National Trust - Birmingham Back to Backs is a gorgeous museum that will give you guided tours of 4 fully restored historic houses that show how life transitioned between 1840 and 1977. The Alexandra Theatre is a popular performing arts venue where you can watch some amazing performances. If you're fond of attending live concerts, visiting O2 Academy Birmingham is the best place to visit. Onyx Birmingham truly stands as a centrepiece for both academic and social lifestyles, offering its residents a perfect blend of convenience and comfort.

Commute

Students residing at Onyx Birmingham will find commuting across the city a breeze, thanks to its prime location. Located in the heart of Birmingham, Onyx student accommodation is surrounded by various public transport stops, allowing for seamless travel. Within easy reach, one can find the Birmingham Snow Hill, a central hub for trains that connect to numerous destinations. Those preferring the bus have an array of options with stops dotted around, such as the Price St and Lancaster St / Price St, both facilitating easy access to the entire city. Whether it's reaching universities or exploring Birmingham, Onyx Birmingham accommodation places students at the centre of it all, providing a stress-free commuting experience.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

WiFi
Water
Electricity
Heating

Common Amenities

Cinema Room
Study Room
Games Room
Lounge
Private Dining Room
Gym

Cancellation Policies (4)

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    This property offers cooling-off period.
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    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (4)

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    This property requires security deposit.
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  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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    Payment via easy transaction modes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for dual occupancy?

Dual occupancy is available on most rooms over 23sqm. Both occupants would need to apply and mention in their application that they are applying for dual occupancy so that the price can be amended. The price would be the total rent plus an additional £50 and then divided by two for each occupant’s weekly cost unless otherwise stated.

How do you allocate rooms?

When applying for a room you will be asked a series of questions to determine the type of room/flat that you require, along with any special requests you may have. Please note that special requests cannot be guaranteed except where you have disability as defined and covered under the Equality Act 2010. They will attempt to meet your allocation needs as far as practicably possible, should you have a defined disability.
If you have a disability, medical condition or special request that affects your accommodation requirement please inform us in the additional notes section when completing your application, either online or by paper form.
You are encouraged to disclose any special requests for your stay such as your preferences regarding culture, religion, sex, gender, etc. to enable us to make an informed decision about your room allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories as a result of disclosing a disability to us.

Can I book if I’m under 18?

If you turn 18 in the first semester of university, They 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.
They can accept under 18s in some of our properties subject to our Policy for Students under the Age of 18.

Can I live at this accommodation?

You must be a full-time student to live with us. You can book with us whether you have a conditional or unconditional offer. However, please be aware of our cancellation policy prior to booking should your place at university not yet be confirmed.

Does my rental price include room cleaning?

Room cleaning services are available at some properties for an additional charge, unless stated as being included with the rent.

Are pets allowed?

No pets of any kind are permitted at this accommodation 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 They 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 they 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 don’t 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?

If you wish to arrive earlier than your contract start date, you need to email or call the sales team. If early arrival is possible your contract will be adjusted and you will need to accept it and then pay the additional charges prior to arrival. Please note, not all requests can be accommodated.

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.

How do I pay my rent?

Your rent can be paid in a number of ways:
       * 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). International bank transfers may incur a charge from your own bank, so please make sure you account for this amount.
We always recommend making your rent payments through your account page on our web portal.
You may also make payment by bank transfer. Please contact your property team directly or request bank details here.
Please note, you will never be asked to make a payment to any other bank account for any reason.
We do not accept cash payments for any reason.
If you are ever asked to make a payment into a different bank account, or if you are ever asked to pay cash to anyone for any reason, DO NOT make any payment, and contact us.

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 don’t 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, you’ll 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 depending on the property. Please see your property page and your tenancy agreement for more information.
** The internet speed is the maximum stated speed available on 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 don’t have a UK guarantor?

If you are unable to provide your own UK Guarantor, They recommend the service of Housing Hand you can find further information, prices, and how to apply on their website.
This does not apply if staying at Aspen. They do not accept YourGuarantor.com.

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 hasn’t 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 upon 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 the property 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.

How long does a viewing take?

A viewing usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes, however you can spend as long as you wish viewing the property.

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

They offer Online viewings for those who cannot view in person. Just click 'Arrange a Viewing' and from there you can choose the Online option and organise a time and date that suits you. A member of the team will skype call you at your arranged time.

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.

Are 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.

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