Studying in Bristol is a superb life choice and often most students will decide to stay on longer term or will at some point return back to live here. What makes Bristol so good for students? We have two very well respected universities, Bristol University & The University of the West of England both offering a great selection of courses.
Once you get past the fact that Bristol has slightly more hills than many other cities you can start deciding on a place to call home. Bristol University students tend to favour areas such as Clifton, Redland, Kingsdown, Hotwells & the City Centre as this is within an easy walk or cycle. The highest density of student accommodation tends to be around Chandos Road & Hampton Road which is easily within a 10 minute walk. This is where you are likely to find your more traditional student houses which are in lovely period properties with the high ceilings and Victorian features. Within more recent years there has been a number of larger studio flat complex's appearing within the Centre and these tend to be on the higher end of the scale price wise.
If you are trying to work out your budget for rent it would be safe to assume that you are looking from £400-£600PCM if you are in a shared student house within walking distance to the University depending on the spec and location of the property.
UWE students tend live further out from the City in areas like Filton, Horfield, Bishopston and off the Gloucester Road, if you are looking to live as close to University as possible then Stoke Park is the best place for you as it would only be a short walk to campus. With houses located on and off Filton Avenue & the Gloucester Road you are located at more of an equal distance from the Centre and University and there are regular buses either way. The houses in Filton will tend to be 3 or 4 bedroom terraced properties, however if you are looking for larger houses you may want to look closer to the Gloucester Road and Bishopton.
Your budget within these areas is going to lower and you can expect to find a shared student house between £350- £550PCM depending on spec and location. The prices mentioned here would not include bills - as a full time student you are not liable for council tax but you will need to inform the council with your student number in order to avoid a bill coming through the post at a later stage.
Employed: Income confirmed via employment reference or documentation, Affordability ratio > 3.0
Additional income (excluding benefits) supported by documentation is considered
Self-employed: UK Income confirmed via reference, HMRC documentation or signed audit of accounts, Affordability ratio > 3.0, Additional income (excluding benefits) supported by documentation is considered
Retired: Income confirmed via documentation Affordability ratio > 3.0
Credit : Applicant located at declared addresses and no adverse credit found
ID: Valid government-issued ID
Residency: UK resident
Applicant located at declared addresses and no adverse credit found, Satisfied adverse credit < £1,000
If applicant is unable to meet the above they will be required to have a guarantor in place who meets the following criteria:
Income confirmed via employment reference or documentation, Affordability ratio > 3.0, Additional income (excluding benefits) supported by documentation is considered, They will also need to be a UK resident, have no adverse credit
Valid government-issued ID , ID complies with Right to Rent (England only) - This would be a passport and or residence permit. Please note we will need to see applicant and ID together in person before proceeding to comply with Right to Rent.
Applicants must supply a valid photo ID student card with student number
Declared not renting (no AST) or living in student halls
Renting with a positive reference from current landlord or sufficient documentation
You will need to pay a portion of the rent upfront and this will be negotiated directly with the owner and this will either be 6 months upfront or the full 12 months upfront.