Accommodation for Students

We offer homestay accommodation to our students with families, some who have worked with us for many years. There are benefits to staying with a homestay one of which is the total immersion in English life. If you prefer to arrange your own private accommodation we have provided some information and links for further information below. Whichever you decide we will do our best to help you with your stay.

Homestay Accommodation

Most of our students live in an English home during their course, where they are given a warm welcome. If the student chooses to do this, it provides an opportunity to practise their English and experience our country and culture.

Full board accommodation will be provided and will include a packed lunch and evening meal with your host during the week.

Adults are allocated a single room, whilst all juniors are offered single or twin bed accommodation.

Our hosts offer a laundry service and will do their best to ensure you have a home from home environment.

Before you travel we will give you details of your accommodation and we will also meet you on arrival in Plymouth.

Accommodation is £25 per night.

Private Rented Accommodation

Many students rent accommodation from private landlords which they find independently or through a letting agent. If you’re planning to rent a house, flat or room, make sure you understand what’s involved.

These links provide information and advice on renting accommodation from a private landlord whether you’re living on your own or sharing with friends.

Different ways to rent privately
Explains the types of housing available for students to rent privately, covering private flats and houses, privately-owned halls of residence and renting a room in your landlord’s home.

Using a letting agent
Explains the pros and cons of using a letting agency to find student housing. Covers choosing a letting agent, fees and deposits.

Using a guarantor
Explains the responsibilities of someone who acts as a guarantor for rent, for a student renting housing privately.

Deposits
Explains how to protect a deposit paid as security in private rented student housing. Covers making an inventory, deductions at the end of a tenancy and withholding rent.

Sharing accommodation
Explains how the rights and responsibilities of students sharing accommodation vary, according to the type of tenancy agreement they have (whether they are joint tenants, sole tenants or lodgers).

Living in a house in multiple occupations (HMO)
Explains what is meant by a house in multiple occupations (HMO) and extra responsibilities a landlord must meet, when renting an HMO to students.

Problems with repairs
Explains the responsibilities of student tenants and their landlords, to keep their housing safe and in good repair. Covers structural repairs, plumbing, gas and electrical safety and action to take if the landlord fails to carry out repairs.

Council tax
Explains the rules about students and council tax. Covers proving you are exempt, sharing accommodation with people who aren’t students, time off between courses and problems affecting postgraduate students.

Unacceptable behaviour by your landlord
Explains the rules about ‘quiet enjoyment’ of a home and what student tenants can do about interference or harassment by their landlord.

Ending your agreement in private rented housing
Explains how to end a tenancy or licence agreement correctly when living in privately-rented student housing. Covers different types of tenancy, giving notice and getting your deposit back.

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