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Portobello Point, Sheffield
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Portobello Point, Sheffield

Portobello St, Sheffield, S1 4AA, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located on Portobello St, S1 4AA, stands Portobello Point Sheffield student accommodation. This student accommodation offers a range of furnished ensuites near the University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering and Sheffield Hallam University. The proximity to the institutions can help you make the most of your university life in Sheffield. If you’re planning to study in this city, Portobello Sheffield is the place that will surely feel like home because of the amenities and aura the place holds.

Nicknamed the ‘Steel City’ back during the United Kingdom’s industrial revolution, Sheffield has now grown into much more than just one of the world’s biggest steel producers. Present-day Sheffield is one of the most lively and vibrant cities in the UK and is one of the best study destinations for international students. Ranking 68th with a score of 70.4 on QS Best Student Cities’ ranking, Sheffield is rated highest in its Student Mix indicator, with over 14,000 students coming in to study from all around the world. Home to several globally leading universities, including the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, and Sheffield College, there is no reason to doubt the city’s popularity among the student population. Not just this, the city offers students a chance to experience new cultures through its variety of restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars. If you’re keen on learning more about the city and its history, you can check out some of the museums in Sheffield. With so much to do in the city of Sheffield, you can rest assured that you’ll always find something new to do in your spare time during your stay in this lovely city.

Features

Portobello Point Sheffield is a luxurious student accommodation that offers 3, 4, and 6 classic-bed apartments along with several en-suite room options. Each en-suite room comes with a private bathroom and a kitchen that is shared among the flatmates. No matter which option you pick, your room will include a double bed with under-bed storage to accommodate extra belongings. There is a fob entry system, and the bedrooms are lockable. Additionally, there is a washing machine, a dishwasher to save time doing those dishes manually, a microwave to heat food, and a fridge and freezer to keep drinks cold and fresh.

No matter which option you opt for, as a resident at Portobello Point Sheffield, you will get access to all common amenities. These include laundry facilities, free wifi, and an on-site team who are there to help make your stay as pleasant and convenient as possible 24/7. If you’re planning on getting around the city on a bike, you can park it in the bike storage to keep it safe when you’re not using it. An open courtyard will let you catch some fresh air, and a free on-site gym will help you stay fit throughout your stay. Portobello House Sheffield is the ideal stay for students.

Location and What's Hot?

One of the reasons why Portobello Street Sheffield is one of the most sought-after student rooms in the city. The Portobello Sheffield is in the vicinity of many places of attraction as well as several universities of the city. You can get to the University of Sheffield's campus with a quick walk. Sheffield Hallam University isn't much farther from Portobello Point Sheffield, and only takes some minutes by bus. Academics isn't all students concern themselves with, having a life outside the university is also important. There are a plethora of things and fun activities students can indulge in around the Portobello Point accommodation.

Let's scout for the best hangout places near the Portobello Sheffield. You can grab Mexican food at El Paso or smoky BBQ at the Street Food Chef, which is located less than 2 miles from Portobello House Sheffield. Furthermore, FirePit Rocks is a hearty restaurant serving cocktails and beers, and McDonald's is right around the corner to devour some Mc Nuggets and Mc Flurries. Make Saturday nights memorable by visiting pubs like The Three Tuns and Public. Heartspace Cafe is located west of the accommodation; one can get a hot cup of brew to kick start their day. Some of the main tourist attractions in the city are Botanical Gardens, Kelham Island Museum, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Cathedral and many more. Visit other places to enjoy sports games and vibe with like-minded folks. There are a bunch of green spaces in and around the stay; one can simply enjoy a stroll or read a book on a lazy Sunday afternoon. During your stay at Portobello Point Sheffield, you'll soon find that there's something for everyone around, and living just 0.3 miles away from the city centre makes it even easier to explore the city!

Commute

Portobello Point Sheffield is ideally located close to several student necessities, making it quite easy to get anything you need on foot. Within a few minutes of walking, you can reach many bus stops like Broad Lane/Beet Street, West Street, and Mappin Street bus stops. And if you ever feel like venturing out into other cities, the Sheffield train station High Street (Stop HS2) just takes a few minutes to reach on foot. You'll also find many taxi services around. So make Portobello Point Sheffield your home away from your home!

What will you get

Bills Included

Water
Electricity
Wifi
Gas

Common Amenities

On-site gym
Bike storage
Courtyard garden
Outdoor Area
Central Heating

Cancellation Policies (6)

  • Cooling off period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
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  • No visa no pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
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    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
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  • Payment instalment plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.
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  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I reserve a room?

To reserve a room, you will need to pay a holding deposit which is the equivalent of 1 week’s rent for your chosen room. Once the tenancy signing process is complete your holding deposit will be credited towards the full deposit for your room for the year. Important: The holding deposit could be withheld if any relevant person including any guarantors withdraws from the tenancy, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement, and/or Deed of Guarantee.

What documents will I need?

UK Students: They will need you to provide a copy of your passport, University acceptance letter, student ID and if you choose to pay using the installment option, they will need your guarantor passport copy and proof of address. Guarantor proof of address must be dated within 3 months. Non-UK Students: They will need you to provide a copy of your passport, University acceptance letter, student ID and if you choose to pay using the installment option, they will need your guarantor passport copy and proof of address. Guarantor proof of address must be dated within 3 months.

How Much Is The Deposit And What Is It Used For?

You will be required to pay a deposit of up to 4-weeks rent which is held against any damage to the property, or unpaid dues. They collect the deposit when you sign the tenancy agreement, and it is held and protected in a government-approved tenancy deposit scheme (TDS). When you move out, they will check if you have any money owing and complete a vacation inspection of your room. If there are any outstanding dues or any damage, they will agree an amount that will be deducted from your deposit. Once this is agreed they must return the remainder of your deposit within 10-days according to UK law.
To avoid having any deductions taken from your deposit you must.

  • meet the terms of your tenancy agreement
  • not damage the property
  • pay your rent and bills

I have booked a room but failed to obtain a visa, can I cancel my booking?

Yes, you are entitled to cancel your booking, but they will need you to provide evidence of your visa rejection.

Are there any fees or penalties I should be aware of?

Unpaid Rent: If you are late making your rental installment payments, you will also be charged interest of 3% above the rent due date until you make the payment. Please Note: As a gesture of goodwill, this interest charge will not be levied until the rent is more than 14-days in arrears. Variation of Contract (Tenant’s Request): £50 (Inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with the preparation and execution of new legal documents. Change of Sharer (Tenant’s Request): If you are sharing a dual occupancy room and want to change the person you share with or are leaving with a replacement tenant to take over the remaining term of the contract, they will charge £50 (Inc. VAT) per replacement tenant, or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s): Tenants are liable for the cost of replacing any lost keys or other security devices. If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, and new lock, and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord, or any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. There will also be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken to administrate replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).

What is a guarantor and do I need one?

A guarantor is someone who agrees to be responsible for your rent and your other legal obligations within a tenancy agreement. So, for example, if you damage the property or don’t pay your rent, your guarantor may have to pay anything you owe. You can discover everything you need to know about this.

Who do I report maintenance issues to?

In an emergency where there is a threat to life such as a fire, please call the UK Emergency Services. If you discover a major fault that means you are unable to access or safely live in your home such as a flood or electrical fault, please call them immediately on the number provided in your room and on notices around the entrance areas of your property. If you discover a maintenance issue that does not require their immediate attention such as a leaking tap or minor damage, please report it on their and they will arrange the necessary maintenance professional to attend with 48 hours.

How, when and where do I pay my rent?

To pay your rent you will need to visit your student portal, here you can pay via BACS, direct debit, or card payment. Rent is paid in line with your tenancy agreement, for example, if you have a UK guarantor and have selected installments you pay on the portal each term.

What is the move in process?

They will be in communication with you ahead of your arrival, the moving-in process is simple, once your 1st rent instalment is paid and documents are completed, they will arrange your check-in date. They will meet you and issue all the necessary information you will need. If you are arriving outside of office hours, arrival arrangements must be made in advance.

What is the move-out process?

They will remind you of your contract end date as it approaches. You should leave your room/ flat clean and tidy and remove any items that you no longer want that were not present upon your check-in. They will share information on the steps they will need you to take, they will also complete an inspection at after you have left. Your keys can be returned to a member of the team or using the mailbox which you will find in the communal areas of the building you are living in.

What happens over the summer before and after each academic year?

During this period, they are focused on getting the rooms ready for the September intake of students. If you wanted to stay in the same room over the summer period, please let them know so that they can check availability for you.

What is the move-in process?

They will send out a series of welcome communications to their incoming student residents prior to their move-in date so that they will have plenty of time to prepare for the move. This includes welcome emails and their Welcome Handbook, which provide comprehensive information about the move-in day, the residence, and the community in detail.

Is there somewhere to park when we are unpacking?

If you are traveling with your loved one on move-in day, they will inform you in advance whether there’s a drop-off bay at the residence for you to unload their belongings. If there isn’t a drop-off bay available, they will send you the location of the nearest car park. It’s important that a move-in slot is reserved with them in advance so that they can make sure there are people available to help direct you on the day. Look out for their communications about this in the weeks prior to the move-in date.

What if we are arriving out of hours?

They understand that sometimes students will need to arrive outside of arrival hours. They ask for the student to contact them at the earliest possible opportunity with their planned arrival time so they can provide all the necessary information and ensure that they have everything ready for their smooth arrival. Please note that they need to prepare access and ensure that they have received all relevant documentation, deposit, and first installment of rent before it is possible to move in. If they do not know when you are arriving or have the necessary documentation and payment in place, they cannot guarantee a smooth and hassle-free out-of-hours move-in experience.

Is there any specific information for international students?

They’re proud that many international students choose Property and they have over six years of experience in supporting students as they transition into and through their university career in the UK. Their dedicated International Students page provides information specific to international students including details of visas, rental guarantors, and UK bank accounts.

What is a uk rental guarantor?

A guarantor is someone who agrees to be responsible for your rent and your other legal obligations in a tenancy agreement. So, for example, if you damage the property or don’t pay your rent, your guarantor may have to pay anything you owe.

Who can be a qualified uk guarantor?

A resident and ordinary resident of the United Kingdom being Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and England. Please note that people living in Crown dependency and overseas territories do not qualify as being UK residents. A resident and ordinary resident is someone who has resided within the UK for more than three years and is recognised as a resident and/or ordinary resident for tax purposes with the government department called HM Revenue and Customs. The guarantor must have a fixed abode and proof of address (less than three months old), as well as a photo ID. The guarantor must also be in full-time employment or able to provide evidence that they can support the tenant should the tenant get into financial difficulty. Copies of the last 3 months’ payslips and/or a recent bank statement showing available funds must be provided.

Do I need a guarantor?

You only need a guarantor if you do not pay your full rent in advance. There are two payment options available at Property – full Payment or by installment. If you are paying for the full year ahead, you do not need to provide them with a UK guarantor. If you choose the installment option, they will ask you to provide them with a qualified UK guarantor, which is a common practice in the UK. This provides them with the security and knowledge that the rent will be paid in full even if you find yourself unable to pay for whatever reason.

Can you explain more about the relationship between housing hand and property?

Housing Hand works in partnership with Property as your UK rental guarantor. Property requires all students paying their rent in instalments to have a qualified UK guarantor.

How much does the service cost with housing hand?

Housing Hand charges a one-off fee of 80% of a month’s rent. Up to 45% of this is returned to you at the end of your tenancy (first year 15%, second year 30% and third year 45%), subject to the length of your tenancy. Terms and conditions apply.

Am I eligible to apply for the service with housing hand?

Housing Hand require that you provide the following documentation to be eligible for The Guarantor Service: For international students: You will need a copy of your passport and a university acceptance letter (or student card). You will also need a co-signer who will sign the agreement with Housing Hand. This is normally a parent or guardian. The co-signer will need to provide a copy of their passport and proof of address. For uk students: You will need a copy of your passport or driving license, and a university acceptance letter (or student card). You will also need a co-signer who will sign the agreement with Housing Hand. This is normally a parent or guardian. The co-signer will need to provide a copy of their ID and proof of address.

  • Student Studying in the UK or Ireland
  • Have proof of identity: a passport or a driving licence
  • Have proof of study documents from UCAS or a letter from your University
  • Have a proof of address document dated within the last two- months
  • Have a Co-signer ready.

For international students: You will need a copy of your passport and a university acceptance letter (or student card). You will also need a co-signer who will sign the agreement with Housing Hand. This is normally a parent or guardian. The co-signer will need to provide a copy of their passport and proof of address. For uk students: You will need a copy of your passport or driving license, and a university acceptance letter (or student card). You will also need a co-signer who will sign the agreement with Housing Hand. This is normally a parent or guardian. The co-signer will need to provide a copy of their ID and proof of address.

Who cleans my room and our communal areas?

Each property has different services available with some including room and communal cleaning. Check out the individual page on your selected property, here you will find information on who cleans which areas. It is important to note that they mostly promote independent living therefore clean communal areas only in most properties.

Which room types are suitable for dual occupancy?

Many of their residences have rooms that are suitable for dual occupancy. You can discover where this is available on the residence and room pages. If you are taking a dual occupancy, then both occupants must be full-time students attending a UK educational Institution.

Can I book a place with my friends?

Yes, you can book your accommodation with your friends as a group. This is always popular and is subject to availability, they recommend you secure your preferred rooms or flat as early as possible to avoid disappointment. To reserve rooms next to each other or in a shared flat, they will need all your friends’ details including full name, contact details and university I.D.To make a group booking please call them.

Am I allowed to have guests?

Yes. It is your home, so you are allowed to have guests to visit you. They allow a maximum stay of 3 days with no additional charge. Visitor stays longer than 3 days are not allowed, sorry. Please remember that you are sharing your home with other students, and so whilst visitors are welcome, you will be responsible for ensuring they do not disturb any other residents or neighbours. You also take full financial responsibility if they cause any damage.

What’s provided in the bedroom? Do I need to bring my own bedding?

Facilities and features can vary from property to property, you can find out more on the residence and room pages. Typically, you are provided with a bed, a study desk and a chair, bookshelves, a wardrobe, and plenty of storage. Bedding is not provided, so please bring a sheet to cover your mattress, a pillow and duvet.

What are my options if I am struggling to live happily with my flatmates?

If you are experiencing difficulties living with your flatmates, first they can help you to discuss the challenges and find a way forward that is suitable for everybody. Most of the time, this is very effective.If you continue to have trouble with your flatmates get in touch and they can discuss what options are available to you.

Can I smoke in the accommodation?

Smoking is prohibited throughout all their residences including in your own room and in all common and shared spaces. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside of the residence.

Is there always a member of staff available?

Their office hours are between 8:45am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-2pm on Saturdays.
Out-of-office hours are supported by their 24/7 emergency number.

Can I bring my own electricals?

Your big appliances are provided so there’s no need for a mini fridge! Hair styling electricals are allowed of course They do ask that you do not bring rice cookers or deep fat fryers for health and safety reasons.

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Sheffield Student Accommodation

Sheffield is a lively and bustling city with a huge student crowd flying from overseas to get educated at some of the finest universities in town. Amber makes finding Sheffield student accommodation effortless, so you have one less thing to worry about as you begin your student journey. Sheffield is honestly a very student-friendly city; today, it is home to nearly 60,000 students. The city has a diverse population, with many international students from over 150 countries. The town is also LGBTQ+ friendly, with safe spaces for LGBTQ+ students to feel at home wherever they find student accommodation Sheffield. The rooms at the properties are furnished, have free WiFi and even come with all bills included in the rent. All the student accommodation Sheffield are quite pocket-friendly. Although, the prices usually vary depending on the room type and location. Some of the city's best Sheffield Student accommodation options include The Forge, Central Place, Exchange Works and Steelworks.

About Sheffield

Sheffield, also known as the "Steel City", is a county in South Yorkshire and the area's largest settlement. The city gets its name from the River Sheaf that runs through it. The city played an essential role during the Industrial Revolution and has become a hub for industrial activities. It has become more vibrant and incorporated more greenery into its infrastructure, giving the town a stronger sense of community. The city is now home to many parks and woodlands for students to enjoy during their classes. Whether you enjoy the outdoors or just want to relax at a cafe, there's something for everyone. The city is one of the most student-friendly cities in the UK. Home to many world-renowned universities like the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, the city offers students a chance to pursue high-quality education in an enjoyable environment. The city is also rich in geographical diversity; it is nestled in the foothills of the Pennines in the east, with District National Park in the west and a stream of five rivers in the south, Don, Sheaf, Rivelin, Loxley and Porter. With really high-altitude places as well as low-lying ones, the city is prone to floods quite often. Although the city public system has got all problems covered to ensure hassle-free living. Sheffield accommodations, anyway, are one of the most perfect stays for students who seek comfort and efficiency.

Best Student Accommodation in Sheffield

Searching for suitable Sheffield student accommodation can be tedious for students. Amber does everything from finding a convenient location to booking and handling the booking formalities smoothly. The room options include ensuites, non-ensities, bedroom apartments, studios, etc. To help you in your quest for a place to live, amber provides a variety of possibilities for student housing Sheffield. The following are some of the top student accommodations Sheffield:

  1. Truro Sheffield
  2. Kings Chambers
  3. Leadmill Point
  4. Archways
  5. Central Quay
  6. The Forge
  7. Central Place
  8. Steelworks
  9. Beton House
  10. Brass Founders

Cost of Living in Sheffield

The cost of your student accommodation Sheffield will take up the bulk of your expenses, but there are several other costs to consider while planning your expenses. Monthly expenses in Sheffield can be about £1200-£2000 but will differ depending on personal preferences and needs, but we have tried to estimate the costs to consider when planning your stay. Here is a breakdown of the expenses:

1. Food and Groceries: £150-£250 per month

2. Laundry: £15 - £25 per month

3. Travel: £30-£100 per month

4. Mobile Plan: £40-£100 per month

5. Books and Stationery: £50-£150 per semester

6. Dining and outings: £55 - £105 per month

Student Travel in Sheffield

The city is large, but most Sheffield student accommodation options are well-connected and accessible by public transport. Many of these Sheffield student houses will also be within walking distance of grocery and convenience stores so students can live comfortably. Below are a few convenient ways students can opt for while looking into the Sheffield transport system.

1. Buses: Sheffield is one of the busiest cities in South Yorkshire, thanks to its huge and extremely efficient bus network. Primary bus services like First Bus and Stagecoach run throughout the city, giving students convenient transit options. Students can purchase a weekly bus pass for under £10 or a monthly pass for £30 using student discounts. Most student accommodations in Sheffield have multiple bus stops in proximity.

2. Trams: The Sheffield Tram system was established by the city government of Sheffield, substantially expanding the city's public transportation system. The City Center is connected to well-known locations like Hillsborough, Meadowhall Center, and Halfway by the Supertram. The tram system offers a quick and effective transit means for students hoping to escape street gridlock. A monthly tram pass costs around £40, and a weekly pass costs about £10, similar to bus passes.

3. Cycling: Cycling is still a common option for students in Sheffield because it is inexpensive, practical, and environmentally beneficial. Students may simply cycle to surrounding destinations and neighbourhoods thanks to the abundance of bike-friendly paths and lanes. Most student home Sheffield render bike storage areas for students.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Sheffield

The city is home to various restaurants and bars that students must take the time to check out. Many annual events are hosted in the city for students to attend during their time off. Students can visit famous restaurants in Sheffield, such as Turnip and Thyme, launched by a brother-sister duo. Turnip and Thyme is the perfect restaurant for students wanting to try signature British comfort foods like mac and cheese and roast dinners. If you enjoy authentic Thai food, Lemongrass is the perfect place. The food is flavoured and budget-friendly, ideal for students looking for a cheap but tasty meal. The music festivals in Sheffield are not the ones to miss! The Sheffield Chamber Music Festival is an annual celebration of modern classical and chamber music featuring a range of star-studded guests. The festival also has many activities and events planned for kids and families. In its 18th year of operation, Music in the Gardens started as a one-time event but was renewed by popular demand. It's the perfect event for students who want to enjoy a low-key evening with good music. Sheffield is known for having beautiful scenery and open space, earning the moniker "The Outdoor City."

Sheffield Tourist Attractions

The city has many museums that tourists and residents can visit during their time off. The best part of most of the city's local attractions is that admission into these places is free, so students can spend a lovely evening in a fun place without spending too much money.

1. Sheffield Botanical Gardens

2. Graves Park

3. Kelham Island Museum

4. Weston Park Museum

5. Millennium Gallery

6. Sheffield Cathedral

7. Peace Gardens

8. Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre

Universities in Sheffield

There are many universities in the city where students can pursue higher education. Amber offers student accommodation Sheffield near many of these universities, such as:

1. Sheffield Hallam University

2. The University of Sheffield

3. The Sheffield College

4. Sheffield Hallam University (Collegiate Campus)

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