Please note that the Advice Centre does not monitor or inspect any properties but we can provide advice on the validity of tenancy agreements, safety issues and your rights/obligations as a tenant.
Looking for a flat or house?
PLEASE NOTE - Birmingham City University Students' Union only recommends landlords and letting agents who are accredited by the Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme (MLAS). This is a scheme that has been set up to recognise and promote good landlords and agents. Check the MLAS website to see the current list of accredited landlords and agents.
The Students' Union has it's own letting agent, Birmingham City Student Homes (BCSH). They are based in Curzon Building, City Campus and can be contacted on 0121 202 4696 or by emailing enquiries. BCSH only advertises accommodation that is accredited with the Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme.
The best places to search online are:
Before using these sites please read our advice on avoiding Housing Scams that target students.
Looking for a room in a shared house?
There are a number of websites that allow students in the private sector to advertise their spare room or look for potential housemates. Make sure you view the accommodation thoroughly and know how to contact the landlord or agent before signing or paying anything.
Try the Students’ Union’s Room and Housemate Finder Facebook group.
Other useful sites include:
Before using these sites, read our advice on avoiding Housing Scams that target students.
Looking for a place in halls?
Rooms in University Halls of Residence are primarily reserved for first year students and international students. However places do sometimes become available throughout the year so check with Accommodation Services on 0121 331 5191. Also, have a look at the Students’ Union’s Room and Housemate Finder Facebook group for any rooms which are being advertised.
There are also a number of private halls in Birmingham, with most of them situated in and around the city centre. Rents tend to be more expensive, but often include additional facilities such as free internet access.
Looking for short term accommodation?
You can find details of B&B/hotels in the Birmingham area here:
Some students have used Hatters Hostel for short term accommodation.
Some of the private accommodation providers like Unite or Student Roost might be able to able help.
Please contact the Advice Centre for further help.
Looking for a replacement tenant?
The Students’ Union has a Room and Housemate Finder Facebook group to help students wanting to advertise a spare room.
Here are a couple of other websites:
Information for landlords
If you are a landlord wanting to advertise your property to BCU students, you need to contact the Students' Union letting agent, Birmingham City Student Homes, on 0121 202 4696 or email enquiries. Please note that the Students' Union only advertises accommodation for landlords who are accredited with the Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme.