House hunting help
Whether you choose to live in halls, a large development or private housing during your time at University, we can provide advice and support to help you choose the perfect student pad.
The University's accommodation website has information on the choices available, virtual tours and student opinion. While more support is available from the Students' Union's Advice and Representation Centre.
Remember, more choice, better prices and accredited properties will be available when University house hunting begins on 21 January 2013. Students are advised to wait until this date before looking for properties.
If you enjoyed your time in halls or liked the look of any of our other catered or non-catered accommodation, you can choose to stay in halls for another year of throughout your degree. See the options available and apply for a place after 1 December 2011, on the university website.
Alternatively, if you like the hall feel but want to move off the University campus? Why not choose to live in one of four accredited developments in Lenton or Radford. Discover what facilities are available in each option and how close you will be to campus, by clicking here.
Or if you would prefer to live in a private house, we recommend you visit student housing charity Unipol. It offers a comprehensive online property search and landlord accreditations to ensure quality standards for students. Read the Unipol House Hunting guide or find out more online.
Stay safe in your student accommodation
For top tips on staying safe from fire, no matter where you live, watch this fire safety video, it could save your life. More information on fire safety can be found on the directgov website.
For those in a private house, The Inbetweeners' Mr Gilbert aka Greg Davies has taken a break from terrorising Will, Simon, Jay and Neil to warn you about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Before you move into your student accomodation make sure that it is safe. Ask your landlord to show you proof of the home's gas safety record and ensure that fire and carbon monoxide alarms are fitted.
After moving in there are also things that you can do to keep yourself safe: check your safety alarms once a week and never leave cooking or electrical equipment unattended, either when in use or when on standby.
Could you be entitled to a rent rebate?
Nottingham City Council are working hard to ensure that every House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) in the Nottingham area is licensed. Many student properties fall under this category.
Nottingham City Council has successfully prosecuted a number of landlords and in one case the students were awarded £3,240 in a rent repayment order.
To check whether your house is licensed - ask your landlord, check the East Midlands HMO Licence Database or contact Nottingham City Council on +44 (0)115 915 6798, email email@example.com.