You may be looking to rent a room in Canterbury for your time here. It is important to bear in mind that with the campuses of several Universities and Colleges in Canterbury, student accommodation is at a premium.
However, there are a couple of options available to you for both short and long term stays. For more information about any of your options contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can organise a Home Stay for you if you’d like to live within a family unit. This is a great opportunity to experience British family life and practice your English.
You will have your own room within the house and will be offered some meals and access to the main areas of the home. All bills, excluding telephone, will be included in the weekly rate of £120.
If you are interested in a Home Stay then please complete the Home Stay Application Form and return it to email@example.com.
If you want a bit more independence whilst you’re staying in Canterbury and you’re going to be staying long term then a flat or house share may be the best option for you.
These are nearly always organised on a first-come-first-served basis so you may have to be quick but there is usually something available last minute.
It will cost between approximately £300 and £400 a month and will generally not include any bills, although this can sometimes be negotiated.
You may also need to pay a deposit which could be of between 6 weeks and 6 months of rent.
UK Landlords generally ask for you to have an EU or UK guarantor, if this is not possible you may have to pay 3-6 months of rent upfront.
There are several ways to organise a flat/house share and a lot of different websites with information of Landlords and available properties. Here are just a few:
You can also contact Estate Agents in Canterbury directly but you may have to organise your own room-mates to fill a house as they do not commonly organise individual rooms.
There are a lot of Estate Agents in Canterbury who are able to provide accommodation for students and you can visit www.rightmove.co.uk/estate-agents/canterbury for a comprehensive list. Estate Agents will often charge an admin fee of around £100, although this may vary, before you can sign a contract.
If you are going to organise your own accommodation, we strongly advise you to be aware of your rights and your obligations before entering into any agreement. For more information on this please visit www.gov.uk/browse/housing/owning-renting-property.