If you're looking to rent a house or flat during your studies, there is plenty of choice within easy reach of the University, and our Accommodation Services team can help you find the right place for you.
Average rents range from £55 to £70 week for a single room in a flat share, to £40 to £60 for a room in a three bedroom house (excluding household bills).
To find out more, call +44 (0)121 414 8000 or visit the Birmingham Student Pad website.
University owned properties
The University owns a small number of properties in the Selly Oak area of the city, adjacent to campus, available to rent for undergraduates and postgraduate students. Most of these houses are very close to the main campus.
Rent for the three, four and five bedroom houses starts from £58 per week for a 50-week contract. The rent includes water rates and basic contents insurance but other costs, including heating and lighting are additional to your rent. Internet access is available at an extra cost and it is up to the students to contact the service provider.
A list of all University-owned properties is available to download below:
A deposit is required for all University-owned houses. For further information and an application form, email email@example.com
Staff accommodation ranges from 1 bed flats, to four bed houses and cottages situated near or on university campus. All flats are fully furnished. Kitchens are equipped with a cooker, fridge/freezer, and a washing machine. We provide limited crockery and kitchen equipment. Bedding and towels are not provided. The tenancy agreement is for a 6 month period and in exceptional circumstances may be renewed for a further 6 months.
All properties have telephone points and TV aerials, but tenants are responsible for connections, bills, licences, etc. The monthly rent includes the water rates. Tenants are responsible for payment of Council Tax, gas & electric where applicable. A month’s rent is required in advance.
We do have a waiting list for these properties and demand far exceeds supply therefore it is not guaranteed. Download an application form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If we are unable to assist you we may be able to offer you temporary accommodation within our halls of residence whilst you look for something permanent.
Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme (MLAS)
The Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme (MLAS) aims to accredit good landlords and provide them with the knowledge they require to maintain their properties to an acceptable standard.
Benefits for students include assurance that they are dealing with a competent landlord who is recognised as accredited and will manage the tenancy to a high standard. You will have access to better quality accommodation and a complaints procedure to help resolve any problems.
A list of accredited landlords can be found at www.mlas.org.uk