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Named after the broadleaved trees of the Eastern end of the National Forest which neighbours the Citys River Soar. The Aspen features a retro feel and stylish interiors, perfect for students who are looking for more from their accommodation. With spacious lounges, ideal for both study and play, and modern outdoor spaces, residents at The Aspen will have areas to utilise from both day and into night.


The Aspen features a retro feel and stylish interiors, perfect for students who are looking for more from their accommodation. With inclusive bills, and flexible rent payment options the building is perfect for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.


The property is situated perfectly for all of Leicesters Universities, being just a 10-minute walk from the University of Leicester campus and less than a 16-minute walk from De Montfort University.  


Offering both studio apartments and shared flats, all of which have access to spacious lounges and modern outdoor spaces. Residents at The Aspen will have areas to utilise, socialise and of course study both day and night

Community Amenities

Private dining
Karaoke Room
Gym
Outside Dining
Game Room
Lounge
Breakfast Bar
Zen Garden
Outdoor Gym
On-site secure bike storage & hire to encourage sustainable travel
Onsite maintenance team with an easy online booking system
Free weekday grab and go breakfast including 24/7 coffee
Weekly events and access to personal training

Apartment Amenities

Double Bed
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table
Shelving
underbed storage
Boutique bedrooms
In apartment washer dryer and dishwasher
Weekly cleaning of the shared kitchen area and communal spaces
High-speed WiFi with a personal private network for each resident
Wall mounted smart TV’s in all studios and shared living spaces

Bills Included

All-inclusive bills including gas, water and electricity

Safety and Security

CCTV
Fire system
Safe and secure with video door and key fob entry

Configurations

5 Bed Standard £162 - £166/week
Offers2
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms5
Bathrooms1
Area13 sqm
Deposit£162

Room Amenities

Small Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table

Shared living, kitchen and dining area with a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£162/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£166/week
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4 Bed Standard £181 - £185/week
Offers2
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms1
Area13 sqm
Deposit£181

Room Amenities

Small Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table

Shared living, kitchen and dining area with a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£181/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£185/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
4 Bed Premium£186/week
Offers2
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms1
Area16 sqm
Deposit£186

Room Amenities

Small Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table

Shared living, kitchen and dining area with a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£186/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us
3 Bed Standard £199/week
Offers2
Private Room
Shared Bathroom
Shared Kitchen
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms1
Area13 sqm
Deposit£199

Room Amenities

Small Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table

Shared living, kitchen and dining area with a fully fitted kitchen, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, smart TV, sofa and dining table with chairs

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£199/week
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Standard Studio£210/week
Offers2
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area18 sqm
Deposit£210

Room Amenities

Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table
Shelving
fully fitted kitchen

En-suite with a Smart TV, desk area and fully fitted kitchen with an integrated washer-dryer and dishwasher

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£210/week
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Premium Studio£211 - £215/week
Offers2
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area20 sqm
Deposit£211

Room Amenities

Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table
Shelving
fully fitted kitchen

En-suite with a Smart TV, desk area, fully fitted kitchen with an integrated washer-dryer, dishwasher and breakfast bar area

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£211/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£215/week
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Luxe Studio£216 - £220/week
Offers2
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area21 sqm
Deposit£216

Room Amenities

Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table
Shelving
fully fitted kitchen

En-suite with a Smart TV, desk area, fully fitted kitchen with an integrated washer-dryer, dishwasher and breakfast bar area

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£216/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£220/week
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Executive Studio£238 - £242/week
Offers2
Private Bathroom
Entire Place
Private Kitchen
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
Area29 sqm
Deposit£238

Room Amenities

Double bed with under bed storage
Desk and Chairs
Wardrobe
bedside table
Shelving
fully fitted kitchen

En-suite with a Smart TV, desk area, and fully fitted kitchen with an integrated washer-dryer, dishwasher, breakfast bar area or dining table with chairs

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Duration:51 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
£238/week
Duration:44 week
Move in:10 Sep, 2022
Sold Out£242/week
Looking for different dates? Contact us

Booking Details

Cancellation Policy :-


1.1. Either party may terminate this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) by sending an email to the other party at any time during the 7 days after the date of this Booking (the 7 Day Cooling-Off Period) unless the Move-In Date has occurred before then. If the Booking is cancelled during this period the Landlord will not charge the Tenant any sums due under the Tenancy Agreement and any Holding Deposit, Deposit, or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be returned to the Tenant.1.2. If the Tenant is a prospective first year undergraduate student and the Tenants offer of a place at the University is withdrawn for one of the following reasons:1.2.1. by the University as a result of the Tenant not having achieved the required entry grades; or1.2.2. if the Tenant chooses to go to a different University as a result of having exceeded the Tenants expected grades; or1.2.3. the Tenants place at the University is withdrawn as a result of the Tenants student visa being denied; the Tenant may be eligible to be released from this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) provided the Tenant supplies the Landlord with the following evidence:

  • in respect of clause 1.2.1, a copy of the written rejection letter from the University or a screen shot of the Tenants UCAS which confirms that the required results were not achieved for the University; or
  • in respect of clause 1.2.2, a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new University by UCAS adjustment; or
  • in respect of clause 1.2.3, a copy of written rejection letter from the University which confirms that the Tenant does not have the relevant Visa and a copy of the relevant Visa rejection correspondence

1.2.4. The Tenant must send the documents to the Landlord via email within 7 days from the date the Tenants results are published or within 7 days from the date the relevant Visa rejection correspondence is received. The Landlord will verify the documents and the Tenant will be obliged to supply any additional information requested by the Landlord. Provided that the Landlord is satisfied with the documents provided this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) will be cancelled and any Holding Deposit, Deposit or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be refunded to the Tenant.1.3. The Landlord may terminate this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) if the Tenant;

  • Fails to provide the documents set out in Part 2 of the Rental Requirements; or
  • Fails to take occupation of the Unit within 7 days of the Move-In Date (save where prior arrangement has been made between the Landlord and the Tenant).

1.4. To the extent provided by law, the Landlord shall not be liable to pay damages to the Tenant if the Landlord cannot give possession of the Unit to the Tenant on the Move-In Date for reasons beyond the Landlords reasonable control and in such case the Tenant shall not be liable to pay any part of the Total Rent or perform any of the other Tenants obligations prior to the date on which possession of the Unit can be given. The Tenant may terminate this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) if the Landlord is unable to give possession of the Unit to the Tenant within 90 days of the Move-In Date and any Holding Deposit, Deposit or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be refunded to the Tenant.1.5. Following cancellation of this Booking (and the Tenancy Agreement, if completed) in accordance with this clause the Landlord will be entitled to re-market the Unit immediately to other prospective tenants. 


COVID-19 Cancellation Policy


1.1. In addition to any cancellation rights listed in clause 2 of this Booking, the Tenant may cancel this Booking or modify terms of the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed):1.1.1. if the Tenant lives in a country that has government-imposed travel restrictions in place by either the home country or the United Kingdom and/or local government that prevent the Tenant from traveling or arriving to the Property to taking possession of the Unit. If the restrictions are for an indeterminate amount of time, the Tenant may cancel the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed). If the restrictions have a published ending date, the Tenant may post-pone the Move-In Date up to the published ending date.

  • In respect of clause 1.1.1, the Tenant must provide written notice to the Landlord of their desire to cancel or modify the Move-In Date no later than 7 days prior to the Move-In Date and must show evidence of the government-imposed restrictions.

1.1.2. if the Tenants University and programme of study delays full-time or part-time face-to-face teaching programmes, the Tenant may postpone the Move-In Date until face-to-face teaching commences, either full-time or part-time. This clause applies only if no face-to-face teaching occurs.

  • In respect of clause 1.2.1, the Tenant must provide written notice to the Landlord of their desire to modify the Move-In Date no later than 7 days prior to the Move-In Date and must show evidence of lack of face-to-face teaching for their specific courses of study for the term in question.

1.1.3. if the Tenants University cancels the study programme and course, the Tenant may cancel the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed).

  • In respect of clause 4.1.3, the Tenant must provide written notice to the Landlord of their desire to cancel the Booking (and the Tenancy, if completed) no later than 7 days prior to the Move-In Date and must show evidence of the cancellation of the study programme and course on official correspondence to the Tenant from the University.

1.2. All aspects of this COVID-19 Cancellation Policy apply only until the Tenancy is granted at Move-In. After this occurs, the Tenancy governs any rights to termination from both parties.1.3. If the Booking is cancelled during this period for any reason listed in clause 4, the Landlord will not charge the Tenant any sums due under the Tenancy Agreement and any Holding Deposit, Deposit, or advance of the Total Rent paid to the Landlord will be returned to the Tenant. If the Tenancys Move-In Date is postponed or otherwise adjusted, any portion of the Total Rent will not be charged for the pro-rata share of days it is postponed, and any amounts paid by the Tenant will be credited to the Tenants account.. 

Payment Details

Booking Info:-

 -1st-week rent to book the accommodation. 


Payments Info:-

Rent will need to be paid in full via TransferWise BACS if you do not have a UK-based Guarantor or a guarantee from Housing Hand.

If you have a UK-based Guarantor or guarantee from Housing Hand then you can pay your Rent by Direct Debit on the first of the month either in 4, 10 or 12 instalments whichever is most convenient.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can live at The Aspen?

They welcome you with open arms and would love to be part of your university experience. Any person who is a full-time student, over the age of 18 and enrolled with an educational institution can live within their buildings.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

They require a holding deposit to secure your room. Your holding deposit will be equal to one weeks rent. This is shown as a credit against your first rental payment.

When is my first instalment due?

On the 18th August after results day. For those paying in instalments a months rent is due on this date and for those paying in full all the rent will be due.

What’s included in my rent?

All utility bills (gas, water and electricity), and your own private wifi network are all included in the rent. Free weekly grab and go breakfast, coffee, 24/7 staff on site and cleaning of communal areas is also included.

What documents do I need for my application?

You will need to upload a copy of your photographic ID, visa (if required) and offer letter for university so please have these handy. If you do not yet have an offer from your university or a visa yet, you can still book with us and supply these documents later.

Can I arrive earlier than my tenancy start date?

If your room is available, you may be able to move in early and you will be charged Rent for this period. Please contact a team member to enquire about early arrivals.

Can I share my room?

Yes. Dual occupancy is accepted in Studio rooms only. Couple-friendly rooms are identified at every property and can be searched for within booking system. Couples will both need to sign the Tenancy Agreement and be jointly/severely liable for the rent. A 20% uplift to rent is applied to all couple-friendly rooms.

I am under 18, can I book with them?

Yes. They allow students who are 17 years of age to book with us, but they should be turning 18 prior to move-in (or shortly thereafter).

What if I have a disability or special requirement?

They cater for all individuals and have designed the buildings to ensure it is accessible for all. They have rooms to accommodate students with a disability and if you have any specific requirements, please contact them and speak to a member of staff so they can ensure to be as accommodating as possible. In addition to this, all their buildings have step-free/level access. they can provide information on the availability of disabled parking for customers and there are accessible WCs in the communal areas for visitors.

Do you offer short term lets?

If you are looking for short term stay, they are here to accommodate you. Whether you are searching for somewhere to stay during the summer period where you may be on placement, a pre-sessional course, a language course or just want to settle in earlier.

Who needs a guarantor?

If you would like to pay your rent in instalments, you will need to have a UK-based guarantor or a guarantee from Housing Hand. If you are part of a couple booking a room with them and paying in instalments only the lead-tenant requires a Guarantor. However, as you are jointly and severely liable for the rent should they choose to not guarantee you both then your partner will require their own UK-based Guarantor. If you are under 18 at the time of booking then you will require a Guarantor and that person must be your parent or legal guardian.

What is a guarantor?

A guarantor is someone who takes financial responsibility of your tenancy. If, for any reason you are unable to pay any amount owed to them, the guarantor is liable to do so. Your guarantor will be required to sign paperwork to check they are eligible and that they agree to this procedure. If needs be, the property has the right to contact this person under the agreement.

Who can be my guarantor?

Your guarantor is anyone over the age of 18. They should be in full time employment, a homeowner and/or renting accommodation. It is important you check with this person before booking your room that they are happy to act as Guarantor.

What documents does my guarantor need to provide?

Proof of address (this could be a utility bill dated from the last 3 months or a council tax letter). They also need a proof of ID which could be a provisional /drivers license or a passport. Your Guarantor will need to sign a separate Guarantors Agreement when you sign your lease with us.

Can I bring a pet?

No, unfortunately pets are not allowed. Of course, if you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please do get in touch to discuss your options with the team.

Will my room be cleaned?

Shared communal areas of their apartments are cleaned once per week. Rooms themselves are not cleaned weekly, but they do have housekeeping services in-house which can be booked at an hourly rate to clean your room. Please speak to reception to book this service or purchase a cleaning package on your residents app.

What happens if there is a maintenance issue in my room?

they have a dedicated maintenance team on-site who are there to quickly resolve any breakages you may have in your room. Simply log the issue via their residents app or online portal, and one of the team will attend to swiftly resolve the issue

What amenity spaces do you have?

At the heart of Community are exceptional communal spaces. With fun spaces to enjoy with friends, including Cinemas and Rooftop Terraces, spaces to relax and connect, with dedicated Wellness Studios, and places to focus, with private and group study areas. Each their property is unique

Is there wifi in the building?

Yes, all their buildings provide a 100MB connection as standard. Each resident also has their own private network, offering a secure connection between each of your smart devices.

Can I bring my bike?

YES, YES, YES! At Novel Student they are all about sustainable travel. That is why they have on-site bike storage at each of the buildings. Dont have a bike? No problem ,theyve got you covered with the Novel branded bikes, available to hire at each of their buildings.  

What about bringing my car?

At Novel student they operate a car free policy, encouraging more environmentally friendly modes of transport amongtheir residents. the properties are centrally located, within walking-distance to university campus most within the City Centre itself, reducing the need to travel by car. However, if a friend or family member visits and requires parking there are nearby public car parks. If you need advice on the best place to park please ask a member of the property team, they are here to help!

Is there a gym in the building?

Yes, all buildings have their own dedicated gym free for you to use, equipped with both cardio and strength related equipment. Some buildings even feature additional relaxation rooms, perfect for yoga or meditation.

What time of the day can I move in?

They provide a variety of time slots throughout the day, staggering out their move ins so that the Novel team can greet and assist each resident as they move in. If you would like to book in a particular slot please let a member of the property team know when you will be arriving as soon as possible.

Do you employ students?

They are creating communities of happier, healthier students and want everyone to feel at home. If you are looking for some part time work and are an enthusiastic person who enjoys helping others, then please get in contact with their team and ask about applying to one of their student Community Assistant roles. A number of these are available at every property.

What is the difference between rooms?

All their rooms have been designed for both style and practicality, beautiful spaces which largely all have the same furniture and fixtures. However, they do differ on size, layout, and location in the building, so they have been categorized and priced with this in mind. More floor space may in some cases mean the room benefits from some additional features such as a sofa or small dining table. 

Can I have my own private bathroom and kitchen?

No problem at all of their rooms come with their own private shower room en-suite. If you would also like your own private kitchen then they would recommend booking one of the studios.   

I am booking by myself but want to share with others, is this possible?

Absolutely! Their en-suite apartments have their own private bedroom and bathroom, but also benefit from a shared kitchen and living area the ideal space to get to know your new flat mates!They do also accept applications for Dual Occupancy in Studios.

Is there a TV in my room?

All Studio rooms have a TV. The shared apartments are designed to foster community, so TVs are in all living areas and not your bedroom. You can bring your own TV if you wish.

Who buys my TV licence?

The property do not provide any TV Licenses for the studios or shared apartments, so you will need to register for your own TV license. 

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