This is a guide for Birmingham City University students who are looking for accommodation, but the information is also useful if you want to know where to advertise a room

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. They are based at Ground Floor, Curzon Building, City Campus and can be contacted on 0121 202 4696 or by emailing enquiries. Birmingham City Student Homes only advertises accommodation that is accredited with the Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme.

Also may also want to try:

Before using these sites, 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 FinderFacebook 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.

Ham-Cam Hamstead Campus
0121 554 7213
www.ham-cam.com
CRM Bristol Street, Selly Oak Court, Metchley Hall, The Pavilion & Kensington House
0844 371 5687
www.crm-students.com
clv Belgrave Middleway
0121 227 7010
http://www.clvuk.com
Unite The Heights, Londonderry House, Jennens Court & Curzon Gateway
0300 303 8645
www.unite-students.com
IQ Bath Row, nr Five Ways
0121 622 7540
www.loveiq.co.uk
Victoria Hall Selly Oak
0121 256 7000
www.victoriahall.com
The Student Housing Company Bentley House
0121 333 5792
www.thestudenthousingcompany.com
Liberty Living Queens Hospital Close nr Five Ways
0121 633 3316
www.libertyliving.co.uk/city/Birmingham
Sanctuary Students Bagot Street
0870 600 4777
https://www.sanctuary-students.com/

Looking for short term accommodation?

You can find details of B&B/hotels in the Birmingham area here:

Please contact the Advice Centre on 0121 331 7777 for further help.

Looking for a replacement tenant?

If you are living in halls:

The Students’ Union has a Room and Housemate Finder Facebook group to help students wanting to advertise a spare room.

If you live in private accommodation:

Again, try the Students’ Union’s Room and Housemate Finder Facebook group.

Also, try advertising on the main websites that students use to look for a room.

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.

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