Looking for / reserving a property
Q. How do I reserve a property?
To reserve a property, first contact us to see if your chosen property is still available. You will then be required to complete a Reservation form and a data consent form. Depending on which property you are booking you will then be asked to pay either £100 as an advanced rent payment or a full damage deposit.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE ONE OF THE RESERVATION FORMS BELOW, IF YOU ARE UNSURE ON WHICH RESERVATION FORM YOU NEED THEN PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER OF WESTMANOR STUDENT LIVING.
Q. Do I need to view the property before booking it? How do I arrange a viewing?
You do not have to view a property before booking it however viewings are advised.
You can arrange a viewing by either contacting us using the details on the “Contact Us” pages above or by sending an enquiry through the specific property page. Please be aware that most of our properties are occupied and we must provide our tenants with 24 hours notice prior to any viewings. Therefore we advise contacting us at least 48 hours prior to the date that you would like the viewing. Appointments are available Monday – Friday between 9.30am – 4.30pm.
If you need to cancel or re-arrange a viewing appointment then please try to give us as much notice as possible.
Q. What is a UK guarantor?
A UK guarantor is a resident in the UK that would sign a form stating that they would pay the rent if you cannot make payment or fall behind with payments for any reason. (This cannot be another student)
Q. Are there any extra costs?
We do not charge any agency fees.
Q. What if my plans change and I am unable to take the property?
If you decide not to take the property and have not yet signed a tenancy agreement, depending on which property you have reserved then you would lose the £100 advanced rent payment or £100 of the damage deposit paid. If you have signed a tenancy agreement then you would have to find a suitable replacement for your flat/room and you would be responsible for any rent payments until a replacement is found. Once a replacement has been found, an administration fee of £50 will be payable for the amendments of the tenancy to be made. This is stated in the tenancy agreement.
Q. How long is my tenancy agreement?
This depends on the property that you have taken. Most of our tenancies start on 1st July until the following June but with only 48 paying weeks as your rent is discounted by 50% for the summer for non-occupancy. Tenancy lengths can vary so please always ask a member of staff for more details if required.
Q. Can I put my belongings in the property over the summer?
Most of our tenancy agreements start on 1st July with an eight week half rent period and therefore you are welcome to store some belongings in there during this period. However this is only possible from 15th July (providing that this is a weekday). Some properties have a different tenancy length so please therefore ask a member of our team for more details.
If you choose to leave belongings in your room over the summer then you will be asked to sign the following document.