A Student Guide to Searching For and Viewing Properties

When it comes to looking for student accommodation in Newcastle, you’ll probably have a lot of questions. Whether you’re in your first or last year as a student, we’ve highlighted and answered some of the most frequently asked questions that students, parents and guardians ask about Newcastle student accommodation to help you out. 

Searching for Newcastle Student Accommodation 

How do I Search for a Property?

All of our student accommodation in Newcastle and surrounding areas can be found on our view properties page. From Jesmond to Heaton, Sandyford, and Newcastle City Centre, there are so many popular locations for students to choose to live in. So whether you are weighing up Jesmond vs Heaton student housing options, or thinking about the reasons to live in Newcastle City Centre, take a look at our student hub for more advice as you search for the right student property with Seekers. 

Alongside each of our property listings we include its key features, ensuring you find the Newcastle student accommodation that is right for you throughout your studies. Our property listings include:

  • A detailed property description including date, availability, and property facilities

  • Google Street map of property location

  • Photographs of the property

  • Floor plans (where available)

  • Energy efficiency ratings

  • Details of local amenities and local travel 

Which Area is Best for Student Accommodation Newcastle?

As a city bursting with opportunities for students, there are different locations to choose from in Newcastle, whether you prefer being right in the heart of Newcastle with student accommodation in Newcastle City Centre, nearby to some of Newcastle’s best nightlife in Jesmond, or a quick walk to the nearest food spots for a spot of brunch with your housemates in Heaton

Each area comes with its own selection of benefits, such as:

  • Easy walking distance to both Northumbria and Newcastle University

  • Affordable bills packages

  • Public transport links

  • Green spaces

  • Close proximity to local nightlife, restaurants, and shops

Depending on what your priorities are, you’ll find certain areas will be a better fit for you. For more information on each area, take a look at our locations guide

What Property Types Do Seekers Have?

Seekers has a wide selection of accommodation for students in Newcastle, meaning there’s something for individuals and groups of all sizes.

From one to eight bedrooms, the properties you’ll find include:

  • Houses

  • Flats

  • Studios

  • Maisonettes

  • Town Houses

  • Purpose-built Student Blocks

  • House Shares

  • Luxury Properties with en-suites

The majority of our Newcastle student accommodation features double rooms too. However, some properties have rooms of varying sizes. In this instance, the rooms will have different rents assigned to them, which is based on their size.

Are Properties Furnished or Unfurnished?

All of Seekers student accommodation in Newcastle is fully furnished.

Here at Seekers we understand the importance of students coming to study at university. Often they’re moving away from home for the first time, and to a new city, so our properties are furnished so that they are comfortable for students and feel like a home from home. 

How Much Will I Pay in Rent?

When it comes to rental costs of our student accommodation, this will vary depending on the size and location of the property.

We do have a wide range of Newcastle based student accommodation available at a number of different price points, which can all be found on our view properties page. 

Does the Rent Include Bills?

All of our Newcastle student accommodation is self-contained, and students will be liable for paying utility bills on top of rent.

You may wish to split the cost of bills for utilities between you and your housemates, however with Seekers you can take the stress out of managing, dividing costs and paying bills with our easy and affordable bills packages. Our bills packages are hassle free and can be paid in one annual payment or as one monthly payment per household (divided between each tenant) at an additional cost to your rental fee, the team at Seekers handle the rest, including all of the set up and management admin.  

If this is something you’d be interested in, get in touch with the Seekers team or let them know at your property viewing and they can arrange this for you. 

What if I Have a Car?

For those students that have a car, or are thinking of bringing one with them to university, some of our properties come with off-street parking. Get in touch with our team and they will be able to advise you on which student properties are available with parking facilities, or those that require a residents parking permit issued by Newcastle City Council. 

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Do Seekers Let to First Year Students?

At Seekers we provide student accommodation to first, second, third and fourth-year students attending nearby Newcastle and Northumbria University.

I am Looking for a House Share Property, Do Seekers Have Anything Available?

All of our Newcastle student house share properties can be found on our view properties page. 

If you can’t find anything that matches your criteria, get in touch with our team and they will be able to advise you on when you can expect to see properties that match your requirements. We can then contact you when something suitable for you becomes available.

When Should I Start Looking for Accommodation?

While there are no rules when it comes to finding student accommodation, those in large groups should start sooner rather than later. Our properties are released every September/October for the following academic year, so the earlier bigger groups start searching the more choice you’ll have.

This is particularly true if you want a six, seven, or eight-bed property – as they get snapped up pretty fast.

But, before you start your search, you should consider the following questions:

  • Do we want to be in a flat or a house?

  • What is our budget for rent and utility bills?

  • Which student area of Newcastle would we like to live in?

Our student location guides can help you narrow this search, providing you with information on the local area. 

At Seekers we know group sizes can change once you start looking. But this is nothing to worry about, as we can be as flexible as possible when it comes to securing your ideal student property.

Where Should We Rent a Property?

When it comes to renting student accommodation in Newcastle, we have so many property types designed for students and locations to choose from, you’ll have plenty of choice.

Things you should consider before searching for your student property include:

  • Distance to your University

  • Public transport links to the rest of the city and surrounding areas

  • Proximity to open green space and leisure facilities

  • Distance to shops, bars, restaurants, and cafes

  • Whether the area is quiet or busy

Take a look at our location guides for popular student locations Jesmond, Heaton, Newcastle City Centre, and Sandyford to find out more. 


How Do I Book a Viewing?

Once you have taken a look at our available properties and you have decided on one or multiple student accommodation options that you would like to view, you can get in touch with us using our quick and easy online enquiry form, contact us via email or by telephone on +44(0)191 243 1000, or by calling into our offices located just a few minutes walk from both Northumbria and Newcastle University campuses. 

What Fees do I Have to Pay as a Student?

Seekers doesn’t charge any additional agency fees when renting student accommodation in Newcastle.

What PaperWork do I Need to Fill in?

When it comes to your new student accommodation, a member of our experienced and friendly team will prepare all of the paperwork.

They’ll then take you through all of the relevant documentation, including:

  • Guarantor forms

  • Direct debit/payment forms

  • The Tenancy Agreement

You’ll be provided with this documentation prior to signing so that you can review it.

How Do I Secure a Property?

Once you’ve found the student accommodation that you want, it can be secured by each tenant putting down a holding deposit equivalent to one week’s rent. This is not an agency fee, but part of your holding deposit. The second payment to be made is equivalent to three weeks worth of rent, which is due in three weeks time following the initial holding deposit being paid. 

Seekers will then remove the property from our website and any marketing sites. You’ll then be asked to complete an application form to register your details. Paperwork must be completed within the first three weeks following payment of your holding deposit. This will allow the Seekers team to draft the legal documentation mentioned above. If paperwork is not completed within this three week time frame, the property will go back on the market and you may be at risk of losing your holiday deposit. 

Search, Find and View Newcastle Student Accommodation with Seekers

To find the student accommodation in Newcastle that is right for you, take a look at our available properties for student rentals with our view properties page. 

As you take a look at our range of properties, keep track of your favourite properties and the ones you would like to enquire about by favoriting each listing that you like the look of. By favoriting individual property listings, this will make a quick and easy enquiry list for you to use when you get in touch with the Seekers team. 

The next step is to contact our team to book a viewing for each student property in Newcastle that you would like to see in person. You can get in touch with us to book property viewings using our quick and easy online enquiry form, drop us an email or by giving us a call on +44(0)191 243 1000.