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Yara Lewisham, London
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Yara Lewisham, London

London, SE13 7UX, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Yara Lewisham is a semi-luxurious and modern student accommodation in London that offers spacious en-suite rooms and studios. This property is located a 20 minute walk from Lewisham Southwark College and a 13 minute drive from University of Greenwich.


Yara Lewisham boasts fully furnished sleek rooms with beds, study desks, wardrobes, shared bathrooms and kitchen. Studios have private bathrooms and kitchens. Common amenities like a lounge with foosball and table tennis, gym, outdoor courtyard, study rooms, high speed free wifi and laundry facilities are all available and included in the bills. An experienced management team will always be by your side incase you require any further assistance.

Location and What's Hot?

Situated in the most happening location in the United Kingdom, Yara Lewisham is close to some of the poshest places like Hawksmoor Seven Dials, Leicester Square Kitchen and Prezzo Italian Restaurant. Pubs like The Bloomsbury Club, Covent Garden Social Club, and Mr. Fogg’s Tavern are some of the most happening places that also celebrate St Patrick’s Day in the city!


Travelling via the tube is the best way to move around in a city like London. Ladywell station is the closest tube station which is a 3 minute walk from the property and Ladywell station stop is the closest bus station situated down the road from Yara Lewisham.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

All utility bills are included

Common Amenities

Common Room with games tables & large TV, Wifi
Outdoor garden courtyard with Wifi
Common Study Rooms
Flat Screen TV
Roof top terrace with far reaching views of London

Cancellation Policies (3)

  • Cooling off period
    Free booking cancellation in stipulated time
  • No visa no pay
    Free Cancellation if student visa is not secured
  • No place no pay
    Cancellation policy if admission not confirmed

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking deposit
    Secure booking with this amount
  • Payment instalment plan
    Flexible payment terms
  • Mode of payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I book my room now but have to cancel because I am unable to get to the uk due to travel restrictions?

You can cancel your tenancy contract and be refunded any instalment payments less your holding fee before 31st July but if you need to cancel your room after 31st July we can do so if the cancellation relates to any of the following reasons: 1. Your application for a visa has been declined. Please note that this does not include situations where your visa has been granted and subsequently withdrawn. 2. You have failed to obtain your grades to study at university and as such do not have student status. 3. You are not able to travel to the UK or start your university course due to COVID 19 restrictions. The above will also apply to any instalment payments that have been in advance of the start of your tenancy.

Is there any flexibility with my rent instalment dates?

To apply for this option, your booking must be made through your chosen accommodation site and will be subject to each individual case.

Can I Book A Room Without A Viewing?

Absolutely. However, we would always recommend booking a viewing so that you are 100% happy with our rooms and residence but not everyone can attend so please view our web site to see and learn more.

How long does a viewing take?

Usually 15 to 30 minutes. However, the team are happy to spend as much time as is needed assisting you with your booking.

What will I be shown on my viewing?

All communal areas and room types requested (depending on availability at the time).

What are the room sizes?

Yara Central Holland Park approximate room size: Standard Studio: 16 to 19 Sqm Premium Studio: 17 to 22 Sqm (ground floor premium studio come with private enclosed garden) Premium Plus Studio: 17 to 26 Sqm (some rooms available with balcony)

Can I live in your residence?

You must be a full time student, and 18 years or older at check in. 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. You will need to provide a council tax exception letter/certificate once you have moved in.

What are your contract lengths?

Our rooms are available on 43 and 51 week lets only.

Do you provide summer accommodation?

Yes we do have rooms available for summer lets; click on summer lets link on our website home page.

Can I sub-let my room for the summer?

We do not allow students to sublet their rooms throughout their contract with us.

Do I Need To Have A Uk-based Guarantor?

Yes, if you choose to pay in instalments. If you choose to pay annually then you do not need to have a valid guarantor.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, if you have a UK based guarantor you can pay in three instalments. Students without a guarantor are required to pay their rent in full.

What is my booking fee?

Once you check in your booking fee will be converted to a refundable damage deposit. To find out more about how your deposit works, please visit the Deposit Protection Service website.

What is the damage deposit for?

This amount is a refundable deposit taken to ensure that during your tenancy the fabric of your room is kept to an acceptable standard, taking into consideration wear and tear. A full list of charges on check out is available on your student arrival pack which will be in your room on arrival.

What's included in my rent?

Your fabulous studio, all bills, internet (30Mb broadband), 24 hour presence, and our friendly management team's support.

What's not included in my rent?

Pizza on demand or any food, laundry costs (wash £2, dry £1.50 might need to double check this), TV licence, parking, room-cleans.

How can I pay my rent?

You will be able to pay your rent online through your application process by credit or debit card. If you are having any issues please email

Can I change my rent instalment plan?

No. However, if you are struggling to make your payments, please see a member of the management team to discuss alternative arrangements.

Can I pay my rent with my student loan?

Our payment due dates should be in line with student loan payments. However, if this is not the case please speak to a member of the management team.

How can I find out how much I owe?

You can see a full breakdown of payments made and due through your application process and is sent to you via email in your AST contract upon bookig.

What if I don't pay?

We will take legal action in accordance with your contract.

Can I live with my friends?

Yes, we do accept bookings for rooms on the same floor or adjacent to each other, some studios are suitable for double occupancy, please call and check with or staff.

Is there a discount for doing group bookings?

Unfortunately not.

How do you decide who I live with?

Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Should you have preferences we would be happy to consider those on application. However, meeting those expectations is based on availability at the time of booking.

Do you allow couples?

Yes, we do. To book a joint occupancy you will need to contact the management team directly. Some of our Premium Plus room at Yara Central Holland Park is ideal for couples.

Can I choose which room I live in within the residence?

No. However, we endeavour to meet your requests depending on the availability at the time of booking so you can choose the room type.

Can I move in before my contract starts?

In many cases we can allow people to move in early at a daily rate, but you will need to contact the residence team to check.

What do I need to bring with me on arrival?

All your stuff! The room is furnished but you will need to bring items such as kitchen utensils, linen and all your other worldly belongings.

What documents are required for me to move in?

We require Your original signed AST Contract (Guarantor documents copies as listed in email you receive with AST contract), a copy of your passport, visa and university acceptance letter and rent payment confirmation, without these you will not be able to check-in at the residence.

Is there somewhere to park when I am unpacking?

Unfortunately we don't have onsite parking however there are parking meters outside both our properties.

Will there be someone to collect my keys from?

Yes, the team will be there to help you on arrival. If you are arriving out of hours, let us know via email in advance, but you will still be greeted by a member of staff.

Can I change rooms if I am not happy with my allocated room?

Yes you can. However, there are no moves until 4 weeks after the contact start date and there is an administration charge of £50. There is some flexibility on this if there are cultural reasons or in exceptional circumstances. Please be aware that this is subject to availability.

What cooking equipment is supplied?

A conventional microwave and induction hob. Kitchens are supplied with under the counter fridge and freezers.

What kitchen equipment is not supplied?

Crockery, utensils, pots/pans and other small appliances. We do not provide kettles and toasters. Kitchens are supplied with under the counter fridge and freezers

Is bedding supplied?

No, you will need to bring your own bedding. Nearly all our rooms have a large size bed so you will need to bring double size bedding. Please call us before arriving as some residences have smaller beds.

Can I personalise my room?

As long as you are able to return it to its original state on check-out or you will be charged for damages.

Can I bring my own washing machine/tumble dryer?

No, there are laundry facilities on site.

Can I bring a pet?

We love fluffy animals but we do not allow tenants to bring pets into the building. You'll have to make do with a teddy bear.

Are there laundry facilities?

Yes. A wash costs £2.50 and a dry £1/hour. Our laundry services are provided by Circuit. You will need to buy a top up card (£5 of credit) before you are able to use the machines.

Is there a post service?

Yes, you will have a post box in reception for your flat. Parcels can be delivered to reception. However, please be aware of our postal policy in using this service.

Where can I smoke?

Outside, and at least 5 metres from any wall. Our buildings are non-smoking and incidents of smoking indoors will be dealt with strictly.

Do I have wifi?

Yes, WiFi comes as standard.

Is a tv provided?

In communal lounge has a TV with Freeview TV subscription and TV licence. However, we do not provide a TV licence for rooms and student are responsible for paying for this annual charge.

Will my room be cleaned?

At Yara Lewisham we have a housekeeping team; they will clean all communal areas in the residence. This does not include your room or communal Kitchens. We do however offer in-room cleans for an additional charge which can be booked at the front desk.

Who is responsible for cleaning the communal areas?

They are.

Can we have a party?

Yes, as long as you are mindful of other students living in the building and clean up after yourselves. However, you must first ask permission from the residence team so that they know what is happening in the building and one person must take responsibility for any issues.

What are the guest policies?

Yara Lewisham residences are your home so you are occasionally allowed to have one guest staying over at any one time, but we would ask you to respect your fellow residents and notify accommodation staff. All guests will need to sign in and provide valid identification to be given access to the residence. You cannot sublet your room to another person. Subject to your AST contract If a guest stay more than 5 nights per month you will have to pay rent for the remaining days of their stay which is £41 per night.

Can I park on site?

There is no permanent parking on site.

What other charges can I expect?

You will have to pay for laundry, your TV licence and any upgrades to internet packages you may require.

What hours can I use the courtyard or roof terrace?

The courtyard is open from 8am-11pm.

Is there a curfew?

No, you can come and go as you please however remember to be considerate of other students in the residence.

Will I have a phone in my room?

Phones are not provided in-room; if you have a visitor or food delivery you will have to come to the building main door to open the door for them.

How do I report maintenance?

You can report maintenance at the front desk, by email or by phone.

What happens once I have reported maintenance?

As stated in our first promise, when things go wrong in our buildings we will fix them quickly and cheerfully - we aim to do just that!

How do I report a maintenance issue out of hours?

Via email and we'll deal with it first thing in the morning. If it is an emergency please call the emergency number provided to you in your welcome book.

Who can I speak to if I have a personal problem?

There is always someone to speak to if you have a problem. In the first instance your university student support team may be best equipped to offer you advice.

What do I need to do before I move out?

Book your check-out appointment at reception, over the phone or email giving at least 7 days' notice. The appointments usually take place between 9am and 5pm - don't worry it only takes around 15 minutes!

Can I pay extra for my room to be cleaned?

Yes. Your room must be left in the same state as when you arrived to avoid charges to your damage deposit. Please contact the management team to request details for our trusted affordable supplier who will be able to provide check-out cleans.

How do I return my keys?

Hand them in at reception on check-out.

Will I get a deposit returned to me?

Yes, provided your room is left in the same state in which you found it on check-in. A list of charges that may be applicable are available in your arrival pack.

Can I store stuff in my room and collect it later?

Unfortunately not. Information is available at reception about storage/forwarding companies, as we do not have available storage space onsite, even if you have re-booked for next year.

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