Posted on May 25, 2018

Located in central part of England, Coventry is home to many a medieval castles and such other places of historic significance. The city was traditionally considered as the geographic centre of England. However, the Ordnance Survey in 2002 disapproved this theory. Nevertheless, the city being a part of central England, has countless people passing through or going in and out for mainly employment purpose. The major employment sectors here are education and health industries followed by the manufacturing industry. The city also boasts of a rich heritage.

Education forms an important constituent of Coventry, what with it being an employment provider as well as the opportunities in further studies. The major educational institutes here are Coventry University and University of Warwick. There are other reputable colleges as well viz., Henley College Coventry, City College Coventry that are also popular with students. The transport system in Coventry is well-connected, making commute easier within and outside the city.

There are many accommodation options in Coventry close to the university and colleges. The rent here is equitable.


  • Earlsdon
  • Stoke
  • Coventry Central
  • Stivichall
  • Canley
  • Spon End

Housing Options:-

There are various choices to consider for student accommodation (both on-campus and off-campus). Following are some of the most prevalent options that are available to students looking for housing:


Halls of Residence:

Universities generally have hostels or dormitories for living on campus. They come with amenities provided by the management such as cafes, WiFi, Laundry, etc. Of course, students have to pay rent for living in these halls, but it varies as per the types of residences.


Private Student Housing:

This is off-campus accommodation which is generally close to the university. The students prefer booking rooms on a shared basis, which narrows down the cost. Usually, the rent includes bills such as gas, water and electricity. The cost structure varies as per the housing and location. You can get either a single room, en suite or studio apartment as per your preference. The rent starts from £480 onwards per month.


Before Moving In:-

Commuting - Ensure that there is a Stop of one of the transport services in the city to make commuting hassle free.

Safety - Nowadays, most of the housing areas have additional security. Gated communities do not allow entry to outsiders.

Cultural barriers - Student associations and centres enable mingling of people from different backgrounds.


Leasing Terms:-

Deposit: It is a security fee that is paid to the landlord in terms of a fixed amount of money. Deposit is refundable at the end of your stay tenure subject to the contract terms. Average amount of deposit is usually about £200-500.

Admin Fee: Selective apartment owners levy this charge on the renters. It is a non-refundable amount of about £50-100.

Lease Duration: Generally a 1-year lease is given preference by the property managers. Even a 6-month lease may be considered by landlords. The option of a short-term lease of 3 months is also available with some property managers. Usually a longer leasing period will significantly reduce your monthly rent amount. Abandoning a lease can mean serious financial and legal consequences.

Guarantor: You can avail the option of paying in installments only if you have a guarantor. A lease guarantor acts as a third party to help provide security in terms of the rental. If you pay the rent in full at the beginning of the tenancy, you will not be required to provide a guarantor.

Cancellation Policy: Most of the property owners allow you to cancel the booking within 3-14 days of the date of booking. If you cancel your booking after those 3-14 days, you may have to pay weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until the room can be re-let. In case the property management and the student is unable to find a replacement, then eventually the student will have to pay the whole amount of rent as per the contract signed by them.

Pet Charges: Generally pets are not allowed, unless they are registered assistance dogs.

Booking Charges: This is usually the deposit amount that the landlord is charging. The total cost that you may end up paying at the time of booking (if admin fee is charged) is as follows: Deposit + Admin Fee.

Number of Tenants: The max number of people who can stay in an apartment is mostly mentioned in the apartment guidelines. Generally, one student stays in a single room. In some cases, studio apartments allow couples to share a room, provided they’re both students.

Document Requirements: Generally, you may be asked to produce a copy of your University Admit Card. Other than that, no document is required.


Victoria House  = 1 Bed  ( (£161 - £186/week)

33 Parkside = 1-2 Bed (£180 - £225/week)

Study Inn Pillarbox = 1 Bed (£155 - £286/week)

Study Inn Market Way = 1 Bed (£155 - £286/week)

Fortress House = 1 Bed (£141 - £195/week)

You can browse more accommodations in Coventry right now.

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