You have many choices available to you when considering what type of accommodation you want following your first year in halls. Whatever your decision, support and guidance is available throughout your time at the University.
Liverpool Student Homes (LSH) is the only University-run private sector accommodation service in Liverpool, dedicated to helping you find accommodation outside of your University halls.
Looking for private rented accommodation?
If you are studying at the University of Liverpool and are looking for accommodation to rent privately from a landlord or letting agent, then make sure you do so through Liverpool Student Homes.
LSH is a free support service which is owned and managed by the University of Liverpool, LJMU, Liverpool Hope University and LIPA. LSH offers free, confidential housing advice and advertise the widest range of private student accommodation in Liverpool, including shared houses, flats and private halls, plus individual rooms in different property types.
They can help with:
- Property search, comparing locations, price and facilities offered by over 200 landlords and agents in the city
- Finding housemates
- Free contract checking
- Advice on deposits
- Your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
- General house-hunting advice and tips
- Landlord/agent disputes
- Disrepair advice (even if your accommodation is not LSH registered).
Ensuring a high standard
Liverpool Student Homes have an accreditation scheme in place and all landlords/agents who wish to advertise must ensure that accommodation meets the quality and safety criteria in the LSH Standards.
LSH also hold Housing Fairs each year, where you can meet over 40 landlords and agents face to face.
Housing advice drop-in sessions
LSH also offer free and confidential housing rights advice, and your property doesn’t need to be registered with LSH to access this service. You can contact their Housing Advisor Peter Webb on 07970 247209 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Peter is usually available for drop in consultations at the Liverpool Guild of Students during term time, with drop-ins also available at the LSH Office, but you can call to double check his availability. All advice given is free and confidential.
Looking for housemates?
If you are looking for others to live with or have a spare room in an LSH registered property, Liverpool Student Homes can help with:
- 'Find a Housemate' meet-ups - these are held in September and February each year
- LSH Message Board - a free service for students to meet and chat with other students who want to live together in the Liverpool area