Start Looking!

The earlier you commence your search for your property for next year, the better! The student market moves swiftly, and no one wants to be left without a home for the upcoming year. We begin advertising for the following July around October and November! The larger the property you’re seeking, the fewer choices you will have, as there are more three- and four-bedroom accommodations than 6-8 bedrooms, so start your research now!

At Belvoir Brighton, we make it even simpler to find that perfect property. You can register your criteria on the website for free and set up regular email alerts for all our available properties.

Take a look at what we have to offer online, but feel free to request to visit all of a particular size property. If you need a three-bedroom property, there’s no harm in seeing each one available to ensure you find the perfect fit. Don’t worry if you can’t all be available at the same time; you’re welcome to book a second appointment to see a property again before making up your minds.

Note down anything you want to know about a specific property or the application and renting process in general. Seek advice from family members, friends, and other students on must-ask questions. Our team is highly trained and experienced in student lettings, and they can assist with any queries or concerns you may have.

If you’ve found the perfect property, the last thing you want is to miss out on it. Our properties rent quickly, so now is the time to make that decision. Before you apply, choose your lead tenant – this person will be our main point of contact and needs to be organized, trustworthy, and reliable! Choose your move-in date – most students move into their accommodation in September, meaning you would only pay half the rent for July and August. However, if anyone needs to move in earlier, inform us at your initial application, and full rental payment for all months will be required.

All students are required to provide a guarantor each. This person must be a UK home owner, in full-time permanent employment, with no previous poor credit history. If you’re an international student and can’t provide a guarantor with these requirements, check out our international student’s page for alternatives. Always ask first! Do not assume someone will be happy to stand as your guarantor. This person is as liable for the rental income and the property during the tenancy as you are, so this is a significant commitment.

This is your chance to make any requests regarding the property. Some tenants ask the landlord for additional amenities, such as an extra freezer or a repainted gate. Be aware that you are taking the property as seen, so any requests must be written on this form. We can’t guarantee the landlord will agree, but we can present these requests at this stage.

To secure a property for you and submit your application to the landlord for approval, each of you needs to have signed the Tenant Terms of Business and paid a £100 application fee. At this point, we will find out if the landlord accepts your application and any requests you made. We will then set a two-week deadline for you to provide all the required documentation and information.

Within those two weeks, each of you must provide a fully completed and signed application form from both yourself and your guarantor. Proof of ID for yourself and your guarantor, as well as proof of address and home ownership for your guarantor only.

We will then create your new contracts, these contracts will be sent through signable and once one person signs it is then forwarded to the next, so it is important everyone signs it as soon as possible so they don’t hold things up.

You will have to pay your rent along with the security deposit before the intended move in date, it is important to ensure this is paid otherwise keys will not be released. For ease, we would recommend sending this from one account and setting up a standing order so no payments are missed or late.

Before you collect your keys, we will have conducted our inspection and will provide you with an inventory report. Keep this safe! This report outlines the expected condition of the property when your tenancy finishes. Let us know two weeks before the first tenant wants to move in to ensure everything is ready for you to collect on the day. The first tenant to arrive will receive copies of all the relevant paperwork along with all the tenant’s sets of keys.

The property will then become your safe place – to live, to enjoy, and most importantly, to study in for your academic year!