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The Valentine, London
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The Valentine, London

Perth Rd, Ilford, IG2 6BX, United Kingdom
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19 students viewed this property in the last 24 hours
laundry facility
game room
bills included
dual occupancy

About the Property

If you are looking for a place to stay while pursuing your educational journey, then look no further than The Valentine London, IG2 6BX. The Valentine is an amazing student accommodation in London that offers a wide range of en-suites, studios, and apartment options. The Valentine London is loaded up with all the required amenities and facilities that one would require for a comfortable stay. What stands the Valentine from other student accommodations is its close proximity to universities like Ravensbourne University and the University of Greenwich.

The Valentine is located in the beautiful city of London, where students from different parts of the world come to fulfil their dreams of further education. The city provides them with a safe and secure environment to study. The Valentine London offers students all the necessary facilities and amenities that one would need to live in a different place away from home. The Valentine London is known for its chic and modern furnishing that stands it apart from other places. Another thing about the Valentine London is that it is located in a friendly neighbourhood which is safe and secure for students. One wouldn’t have to worry about any kind of disturbance or turbulence as the Valentine student accommodation is located in a student-friendly locality where one can study in peace and focus on their educational journey without having to worry about anything else.

Students will also find a lot of places to explore in the city. This will help them in their overall development and will help them in experiencing a new city. Students can easily travel from the Valentine London to another part of the city without having to worry about transportation, as the city is known for its well-developed transportation system.

Features

The Valentine offers a wide range of amenities to students, which help them adjust to a new city easily. The Valentine London offers twin rooms, premium studios, deluxe studios, 2-bed apartments, 4,6,7 bed ensuites, standard studios, luxury studios, premium studio city view, etc., for students to choose from. The Valentine London offers free wifi up to 200 Mbps, a fitted kitchen, a wardrobe for you to keep your clothes, and a study desk and chair with drawer space for you to keep your stuff. You will also get coat hooks, USB ports, bookshelf storage, a 2-ring hob, a microwave, a dishwasher, full-size fridge/freezer.


One will get a dual dual-function electric and microwave oven. Some of the common amenities available at the Valentine London include modern communal spaces, external table tennis, on-site maintenance, study rooms, a laundry room, smart parcel lockers, a mobile phone entry system, gaming area with PS4. Not just this, you will also get access to secure bike racks, an on-site gym, a private courtyard garden, and a 24/7 CCTV system.

Location and What's Hot?

Residents enjoy an east-facing garden and are just minutes away from Valentine’s Park, where you can enjoy the picturesque views and calm surroundings. Students can easily travel to their college from the Valentine because of its close proximity to many universities, such as Hult International Business School, University of Sunderland, and more. Well, the city isn’t just the education hub but is a site that offers a wide range of places for one to explore.


If you are planning to dine out with your friends, then visit the Citi Kitchen for mouth-watering food. Caraway is yet another place where one can dine out for its delicious food. If you are craving for pizza then visit Papa John's Pizza for delectable pizza.

Apart from being known for its delicious food, the city also has some great places to explore. Students can travel to these places from the Valentine London easily. The Tower of London is one of the top sights in London that attracts numerous people from different parts of the world. If you have a thing for history, then visit The British Museum, where you will get to witness the years of history. London Eye is the most-visited place in the city, and it should be on your list too. One should also visit Tower Bridge, which is the most iconic landmark. Don’t miss out on the beautiful Westminster Abbey, which was built in 1245. If you are looking for some place to shop then visit Camden Market to explore interesting stores and traders. London offers a great many places to spend time amidst nature, such as Hyde Park, which is a large royal park where people often come for picnics and to spend time together. You can also visit Borough Market, one of the oldest and largest food markets in London.

Commute

The Valentine London is known for its location where students wouldn’t have to worry about travelling. London offers the best and strong transportation system, which is well-connected to the different parts of the city. Students can easily travel to the college from the Valentine via bus or any other mode of transport. One of the nearest bus stations is Gants Hill Station (Stop ET). Parham Drive (Stop EC) is also located near to the Valentine student accommodation. Students can take buses from these stations and travel to college.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

WiFi
Water
Electricity
Heating

Common Amenities

Modern Communal Spaces
External Table Tennis
Study Rooms
Laundry Room
Up to 200 Mbps Free Wi-Fi and Broadband Throughout
Tube Station on Your Doorstep

Cancellation Policies (5)

  • 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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  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
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Payment Policies (4)

  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
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  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 3 flexible instalment plans.
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  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the Holding Deposit and what happens to it?

Property asks you to pay a Holding Deposit to secure your room. When your tenancy commences, the Holding Deposit will convert into a refundable Security deposit. All deposits are registered with TDS which is a government accredited Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme provider. At the end of your tenancy a final inspection of your room will be carried out prior to your move out and if any deductions are required they will be discussed with you at this point. Assuming the room and its belongings are in the same condition as when you moved and you have provided your bank details within property Portal you will get your deposit back within 10 working days. If you cancel your room booking within 14 days of your Accommodation Offer then you will be entitled to a full refund. After 14 days, the Holding Deposit is non-refundable*. *not applicable for bookings made at properties in Scotland.

Is there an age limit for booking?

Property only accept bookings if you are over 18, with the exception of properties in Scotland where you must be 16 or over. This is due to the legally binding tenancy agreement that every tenant is required to sign when living at Property. They also can only accept people in full time education.

Do you provide female only accommodation?

Property do provide female only accommodation in some of their schemes but it is not guaranteed that this will be possible. Please speak to the site team to find out more information.

Can I choose who I live with?

Property’s are more than happy to accommodate groups as well as individuals. Where you're not booking in a group, they understand your flat mates will be key to your experience so when you book as an individual, property will ask you a series of questions to help us to match you with the perfect flat mates.

Am I allowed to have guests?

Yes. It is your home so you are allowed to have guests visiting you.

Is there always a member of staff available?

Their standard office hours are between 10am 5pm. Out-of-office hours are also supported by emergency contacts.

Are there social events organized for the residents?

Absolutely! They want their community to suit you, so they wont force you to come to their events but you are always welcome. If you have your own suggestions for them even better.

Can I bring my own electrical equipment for cooking, i.e. rice cooker?

No we do not advise you to bring your own electrical cooking equipment for health and safety reasons.

Who cleans the room and the communal area?

The students are responsible for their own rooms and communal kitchen within the flat. All other rooms and communal areas are cleaned by the site cleaner.

Can I smoke in the accommodation?

Smoking is not allowed within the accommodation, however there is a designated smoking area outside the building.

What happens if I don't get on with my new flat mates? Can I swap rooms?

If you are having any issues please contact the Accommodation team in the first instance, we will do all we can to help. In exceptional circumstances it may be possible to move you; however we would look to resolve any issues with you all.

What if something in my flat breaks or isn't working?

Drop them an email or pop into the office to let them know, their on-site Maintenance team will be able to deal with most things.

Can I have pets?

No pets are permitted under the term of the tenancy agreement.

Can I have my groceries delivered to site?

Yes. Groceries can be delivered to the reception area, but you are to ensure that you are available to take receipt of the delivery. Delivery drivers are not to be given access to the flats.

Is contents insurance included?

Some of their accommodation include contents insurance with Endsleigh. By partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, they have arranged contents insurance for all their students staying with them in their residence at no cost to you. It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.

Do I have WiFi?

Yes, WiFi is included in your rent. You’ll also have a broadband connection in your room on your desk.

Why do I need a guarantor?

All students who wish to pay their rent by using an instalment plan are required to provide a qualified UK Guarantor. This provides them with the security and knowledge that the rent will be paid in full if you were to default on payment.

What does being a guarantor mean?

By agreeing to be a Guarantor you are signing a legal document stating that you agree to pay the rent and guarantee the behaviour of the resident if they default. Please do not sign this agreement if you do not wish to take on this responsibility.

I am an International student and do not have a UK Guarantor?

Housing Hand specialises in working with international students and will be able to act as your UK Guarantor. For any further queries you can contact Housing Hand directly.

What is Housing Hand?

Housing Hand provide a guarantor service for both International and UK students who do not have a suitable or qualifying UK guarantor.

How do I apply for The Housing Hand Guarantor Service?

Simply select the option of using Housing Hand as your guarantor during the property booking process or visit their website to get a free quote and confirmation of eligibility in minutes. Once you complete Housing Hand application in full, they will send a confirmation to secure your room. If you need any further information, you can contact Housing Hand team for help.

Can you explain more about the relationship between Housing Hand and property?

Housing Hand works in partnership with property to stand as your UK rental guarantor. Property requires all students to have a guarantor if you are not able or willing to pay your rent in full for the year. If you choose the instalment plan option and can provide your own UK guarantor, providing they qualify, then you do not need to use Housing Hand. If you choose the instalment plan option and cannot provide a UK guarantor, then Housing Hand will be able to provide this service for you.

How much does the service cost with Housing Hand?

Housing Hand charges a one off fee that you will either pay up front at the start of your tenancy or monthly (if on a 12 month contract). For students the fee will be between 60-95% of your monthly rent with the minimum price starting at 295 for 12 months cover. The exact cost depends on your personal details and several factors including the amount of your rent, you will be given a no obligation quote for the cost of the service on application.

What are the payment options for international students?

Housing Hand charges a one-off fee that you can either pay up front before the start of your tenancy or in 8 instalments (if on a 12-month contract). For students the fee will is 60% of your monthly rent with the minimum price starting at 295 for 12 months cover. The exact cost depends on your several factors including the amount of your rent, you will be given a no obligation quote for the cost of the service on application.

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 we will need you to provide proof for this.

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

Facilities and features can vary; typically you are provided with a bed, a study with a desk and a chair, bookshelves, wardrobe and plenty of storage. Bedding is not provided with each room as most of their students prefer to bring their own, however you can order bedding and kitchen utensils from their friends Unikitout to be delivered to your room prior to your move in.

Can you arrange an airport pick up service?

Most sites will be more than happy to arrange an airport pick up service for you. You just need to let us know your name, arrival date and time and your flight number, well then arrange the transport for you. Please ensure you have enough UK Sterling to pay the taxi fare and check with your chosen property first.

Can I move in before my contract starts?

It is possible but it depends on each scheme. Property would advise you to check with the accommodation team before you make any arrangements.

What documents do I need to check in?

You will need to bring a method of Identification with you to the accommodation, either a Driving License or Passport, a letter of confirmation from the University. They also need a passport photograph.

What time can I arrive?

This depends on the scheme you will be living in. Please contact the accommodation team via the online contact form or email the site directly.

Is there somewhere to park when we are unpacking?

If you are travelling via car on move in day they will inform you in advance whether there’s a drop off bay on site for you to off load any suitcases or belongings, or they will send you the location of the nearest car park. It’s important to book your move in slot with them in advance so that they can make sure these resources are available to you on the day.

I will be arriving out of hours on move in day, is this okay?

They understand that sometimes students will need to arrive outside of arrival hours. They ask for you to contact their Accommodation Team at the earliest possible opportunity to ensure that they can provide all the necessary information and ensure that they have got everything ready for your arrival. For example they need to ensure that they have received all relevant documentation, the booking fee and first instalment before they can move anybody in.

Who will I meet on move in day?

It might not be a manager who will be there for the check-in however the Accommodation Team will always aim to introduce themselves at the earliest opportunity so you know who they are.

Can I move out early?

Yes but you will still have to pay rent for the full length of your agreed tenancy, even if you no longer live at your accommodation.

When something is broken or doesn't work how does my son/daughter report maintenance?

In the event that something is broken or does not work in any part of the accommodation, the student needs to report the issues to the accommodation office who will escalate it accordingly. They have property Student maintenance wizards that work full or part time on site depending on the property. They are there for the hour of need replacing light bulbs, blown fuses, blocked showers etc. They do also work with local contractors for isolated issues. Your son/daughter will always be given at least 24 hours notice if a maintenance operative or contractor needs to access their room. They always offer for the maintenance operative/contractor to be escorted for the jobs entirety if necessary.

How to communicate with us?

They know it can sometimes be unsettling when your son/daughter leave home for the first time, despite it being one of the proudest moments they understand it can be hard. As parents its natural to worry, they find a common one is our students not responding to phone calls or e-mails as quickly as they might have done at home. They always respect that all our students are responsible adults and are sensitive to respecting their privacy, however they appreciate that some situations can be distressing. We therefore always encourage all our parents to contact the accommodation team by phone or e-mail (details available on your relevant scheme page) if you have any concerns regarding your son/daughter. A member of the accommodation team will pop over to their room to give a friendly knock on the door to check everythings okay. If there is any reason why we aren’t able to support your concern they will always try to direct you to the appropriate department at the University/College.

Can students have post and parcels delivered?

They are proud to offer a postal service during office hours within our schemes. They always communicate the postal process to our students when they move in, however they will always make every effort to ensure that your daughter/son gets their mail safely. They always asks for students to inform the staff if they are expecting a recorded or special delivery for the site team to ensure that someone is available for the delivery. They also always ask for the student to bring some ID for when they come to collect the parcel. They recognise that the students can’t always come down themselves; they are flexible with friends picking up parcels however the student needs to contact the accommodation team to let them know in advance. They cannot be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss arising from accepting mail on students behalf. Although they will make every effort to ensure the students get their mail safely, they will not be responsible if recipients fail to collect their deliveries, packages are stolen or damaged due to circumstances beyond the control of the accommodation team. They also are not responsible for packages that arrive outside office opening hours or when the accommodation team are out of the office. If the students don’t collect their mail within 4 weeks it will be returned to the sender.

Paying rent?

When making a booking with property, they ask our students to pay a holding deposit. This is to secure the booking of their room. Once the tenancy commences, this holding deposit becomes a security deposit. It is held with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, in England and Wales and My Deposits Scotland, in Scotland, both of which are independent deposit holders. The Security deposit will be refunded to the student in full at the end of their tenancy if there are no outstanding arrears or damages to their room and/or communal areas.

How do you allocate rooms?

They take booking preferences very seriously and take great pride in being able to accommodate these in most cases. There is a preference box on the booking form which allows the student to put any preferences they might have, for example friends they wish to live with, location of room within the building, same sex cluster flats. They always do their best to accommodate these preferences, if for whatever reason they can’t fulfil them they will always try to achieve one or two and notify the student if they aren’t possible.

Are property's a member of the Propertmark Client Money Protection Scheme?

Property’s are a member of the Propertmark Client Money Protection Scheme. Please see the membership rules, obligations and disciplinary for more information.

Do I need to have a UK-based guarantor?

You only need to provide a UK-based guarantor if you wish to pay your rent in three instalments. You do not need to provide a guarantor if you’re paying the full annual rent in advance.

What is a guarantor?

A guarantor is a person aged 18 or above who accepts joint financial responsibility for the tenancy and is liable to pay the rent if for any reason the student is unable to maintain payment of the rents as they fall due.The landlord has the right to pursue the guarantor for recovery of outstanding monies therefore, it is important that any guarantor understands their obligations.

How many instalments can rent be paid?

Rent can be paid in three instalments; typically these are around the same time student loans are paid out.

How can I make a payment?

You can pay via Recurring Card, Direct Debit or via Bank Transfer. Cash and Cheques will not be accepted and will be turned away if presented at site. Recurring Card payments can be selected at the time of booking and Direct Debit can be selected by the online portal. If an alternative method of payment is required, such as a bank transfer, or you wish to change your payment method, please contact the Accommodation Team directly for details.

Are there any additional bills to pay?

There are no additional bills to pay. Their weekly rents include all costs utilities, WiFi, and access to all of their communal areas including Management Office, Private Dining areas etc.

Do I have to pay council tax?

Students do not have to pay Council Tax, but the council must be informed that you are a student and apply for exemption as this does not automatically happen. It is the responsibility of every student to apply for exemption, your University/College or accommodation provider* cannot do this for you, though we can help you! *With the exception of Edinburgh College Residences.

How secure is the accommodation?

At property, they want you to feel safe and secure at all times. They understand how important safety and security is to students when it comes to choosing a place to live. Thats why they’ve taken every effort to ensure that they provide the best services so that their students can thoroughly enjoy living with them. We have 24 Hour CCTV Cameras installed in all of our buildings, internally and externally. Secure Key Fob Door Entry & Bedroom Door Locks. There are also locks on all private bedrooms and out-of-hour security is there to support the community if you have any security concerns, ensuring your security and safety.

Fire Safety?

All of the properties that property manage have been specifically designed to be used by students. These properties have benefited from significant changes in fire safety, building regulations and coherent fire and management strategies. They have extensive fire safety systems in place in all the buildings that property manage. They are also audited by their own internal team, as well as external consultants, on a regular basis to validate, and if necessary update, their extensive fire safety systems, policies and procedures. Further information can be found on theirFire Safetyat property page.

Can I stay over the summer?

Most of their sites offer summer stays. Please check with the accommodation team for further information.

Reviews (3)

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Valentine is a well-known accommodation known for its prime location near transport and amenities. The staff members are helpful and the security ensures a safe environment. Facilities, including on-site parking, a gym, and a cinema, receive high praise for being clean and modern. The strong community vibe and regular events enhance the social experience. The majority of students applaud the accommodation's value, excellent location, positive staff, and outstanding amenities.
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