Accommodation options available for second, third and fourth year students are privately rented flats and houses.
Private lettings and the LettingsBU service
There is a wide variety of privately let accommodation in the popular areas of Winton, Boscombe, Charminster and Wallisdown.
BU's Residential Services is the home of our very own student friendly estate agency, LettingsBU who organise a "tenant find" service for local landlords, so if you are a returning student please contact us first when starting your house hunting.
You can search for LettingsBU properties online.
Contacts and rents for hospital accommodation
If you are a Nursing or Midwifery student then find out more about hospital accommodation.
When to rent
SUBU, the Students' Union at BU, offer lots of housing advice about finding a house, including finding a landlord or agency to assist you. Their Don't Rent Yet information includes lots of helpful tips to help you work out the best time to start 'house-hunting' and avoid difficult situations with future landlords and house mates.
We have also put together some advice videos to help once you've secured your accommodation:
- What you need to do before moving into your new home; from knowing your contractual responsibilities to planning your arrival and the importance of an inventory.
- How to set up your new home; from setting up your utility supply and billing arrangements to knowing where to find your gas, water and electric meter.
- Along with some tips about living in the community; from the impact of noise, getting to know your neighbours to where and when to put your bins.
- You can also learn more about safety and security; in your student home, from personal safety to keeping your property secure.