Private accommodation

What you need to know

There's a lot to consider when you’re sorting out private rented accommodation. Be prepared and ask key questions before you sign on the dotted line. What’s included in the rent? What deposit and up-front fees are there? Will I have to pay rent outside of term time? How much notice will I have to give?

To give you a helping hand, our Student's guide to private accommodation, is packed full of essential information.

Please note: If you're a first-year student due to join us in September 2021, then we guarantee to provide you with accommodation either in halls or a private room. Find out more here.

Looking for accommodation

StudentTenant is a great place to begin your house hunt and get a feel for what’s available. This interactive site lets you:

  • Register and create a profile of property and housemate preferences
  • Search for properties, save your favourites and create alerts
  • Connect with housemates and join chatrooms
  • Set up viewings with landlords
  • Securely book your property online.

You can also contact local lettings agents directly. To help you, we’ve put a list together of agents in each of our campus areas.

Information for accommodation providers

If you have a property or a room that you’d like to offer to our students, please contact StudentTenant for more information about how to register.

Phone: +44 (0)845 6431936

As part of your registration, we’ll need you to sign up to our Landlord's code of standards and provide relevant documents, such as gas and electrical safety certificates.

Useful links 

Additional info:

For more information, check out our accommodation FAQs or get in touch.

UCA Canterbury
Phone: +44 (0)1227 817380

UCA Epsom
Phone: +44 (0)1372 202448

UCA Farnham
Phone: +44 (0)1252 892974

UCA Rochester
Phone: +44 (0)1634 888723