Come to an LSH Housing Fair
The LSH fairs are a great opportunity to meet over 40 LSH registered landlords and agents to find out more about your options and ask any questions you may have.
The first Virtual Housing Fair is on Tuesday 1st December 10am-3pm.
You can register to attend the event here https://liverpoolstudenthomes.vfairs.com/
For more information visit the Halls Life Page
Liverpool Student Homes
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 for private accommodation and is endorsed and funded by the three local universities and is supported by their respective Students' Unions. LSH advertise the largest selection of private student accommodation in Liverpool, including shared houses and flats of all sizes plus private halls and studios.
LSH have an accreditation scheme in place, and all landlords or agents who wish to advertise must ensure that accommodation meets the quality and safety criteria in the LSH Standards. The list of registered properties is available to view on the LSH website .
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.
Other key things to remember
- Don't be pressurised into securing accommodation too early Don't be influenced by rumours that there will be no accommodation left. Most private Halls will only start taking bookings after Christmas and it is important not to sign up with a Hall unless you are certain that you wish to live there next year. There is an oversupply of private accommodation in Liverpool, so it is important NOT TO RUSH! The earlier you sign for your accommodation, the more chance you have of experiencing problems. By the summer you could have fallen out with your prospective co-tenants but have a signed agreement that you can’t cancel.
- Remember that landlords who register properties with LSH must sign up to the LSH Standards, which offer you a high degree of protection and a complaints procedure in case anything goes wrong.
- Remember that almost all the large private Halls will have vacancies for next year. All the main Halls are registered with LSH and so residents are protected by the LSH Standards, even if they book with them directly. If you are unsure whether a Hall is registered with LSH, check their website.
- Do not settle for poor quality accommodation. If there is any aspect of a property that you are not happy with, walk away and keep looking until you find the right one. You can get advice and guidance about contracts from LSH – don't sign anything if you are unsure about it.
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 email@example.com. 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
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