Preparing and Planning

There are many things to consider when you are looking for a place to rent.

Please go through the following links for more information about finding private accommodation as a student in Leicester.


Where to Live?   Where to Look
  • Easily accessible?
  • Close to amenities?
  • Word of Mouth
  • Notice Boards
  • Newspaper
  • Websites
  • Letting Agents
The Cost of Rent   Take and Compare Notes
  • Is the Rent affordable?
  • Cost of Utilities?
  • Will you be able to budget?
  • Compare possibilities
    • cost of rent & bills
    • amount of deposit
    • willing to wait on loan?
  • Make appointments to view promising properties
Viewing the Property   Making a decision
  • Do you have the checklist?
  • Take someone with you
  • View as many properties as possible
  • Holding deposits?
  • Extraneous Fees?
  • Rent in advance?
Signing a Contract   Before you Move In


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Opening hours

The Student Welfare Service is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Appointments can be made outside of these hours in special circumstances.

In an emergency, contact University Security on 0116 252 2888.

Contact Us

+44 (0)116 223 1185

Or visit us in the Student Service Centre, Charles Wilson Building