Location has got to be the first consideration when beginning the search for student accommodation in Newcastle.
The most popular areas for students are the City Centre, Jesmond, and Shieldfield, all within a few miles of both Newcastle and Northumbria University campuses. Properties which are within walking or cycling distance are at the top of the list for many students to save on transport to university and home after a night out.
It's not just the areas of the city which is important when people choose their student accommodation in Newcastle, it is the proximity to local amenities. If there's a supermarket within easy walking distance, a pub on the corner, and a Metro Station across the road, it sounds like an ideal choice for a student.
Rent is also obviously a massive factor in student accommodation in Newcastle. Most students are on tight budgets, and so look for accomodation where they can get the most for their money. Heaton and Sandyford are probably the two best locations for affordable rent, that are also close to the city centre.
Some students might be happy with leaving their search to the last minute and accepting any old property when it comes to student accommodation in Newcastle but after living in state of the art student halls for a year, many expect a good standard of accommodation in the private rented sector so redecorating your property and making sure furniture is to a good standard is essential. Having plenty of bathrooms for large groups and providing appliances such as a dishwasher are also added bonuses that get the landlord higher rents and make the property more desirable and let faster.
Most students won't have rented a property before so it is important to them that they use an agent they can trust who is ARLA registered and know what they are doing. Seekers are registered with ARLA and NAEA, the Property Ombudsman and have several members of staff who have completed official ARLA qualifications meaning our office is full of property experts and you can trust our advice and knowledge.
If you'd like to find out more, call us on 0191 243 1000, or visit our Percy Street Office.