How to conduct a Student Property Search

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Whether you are about to move to the city to begin your studies, or are an existing student looking for your ideal student accommodation in Newcastle, here at Roseworth Student Lettings, we understand that the search for student housing can be both exciting and daunting, with plenty of options to consider.

Our simple and straightforward property search tool helps you to narrow down your search by filtering your preferred options for property type, number of bedrooms, price and location. This makes it easy for you to see the Newcastle student lets that match your criteria, so you can browse properties you are most interested in.

Once you have selected the student properties you would like to view, simply contact us to book a viewing or find out more.

Not sure how to start your student property search? We’ve provided an easy, step-by-step process that will help you kick off your search. From the number of housemates you’re looking for, to budget and location, read on to find out more about how you can start searching for the right student property in Newcastle.

Step 1 – Group Size

As one of Newcastle’s leading student lettings specialists, we have a wide range of student accommodation across some of Newcastle’s most popular student areas. Our student properties range from one to eight bedrooms, so no matter how small or large your group, we’re sure to have the right student accommodation for you.

An important first step is to decide on the size of your group. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to living with housemates during university, and it’s vital to make sure that everyone in your group is committed to the property search. Group sizes can often change once you start looking for a property and is nothing to worry about; we can be as flexible as it needs when finding the right Newcastle student housing for you.

We recommend that you finalise your group size before settling on a particular property, as many of our student lets get snapped up quickly! To avoid disappointment, contact us as soon as you have decided on a property to view or book, and we can get the process started.

Step 2 – Location 

With two top-rated universities, a vibrant social scene and beautiful landscapes on your doorstep, it’s no wonder that Newcastle is one of the most popular cities in the UK to students.

The city has several popular student areas, all of which have their own unique character and benefits. When starting to search for your ideal student property, it’s important to discuss with your group the area or areas you would prefer to live in.

Factors to consider when choosing an area to start searching for student properties include:

  • Distance to your University
  • Public transport links to the rest of the city and surrounding areas
  • Proximity to open green space and leisure facilities (such as gyms, parks, swimming pools or sports pitches)
  • Distance to shops, bars, restaurants and cafes
  • Whether the area is a quiet or busy one

For more information on the most popular areas for student accommodation in Newcastle, check out our guide to Newcastle’s student areas, or contact us to discuss your needs. Our friendly team of experts will be happy to help and advise on the most suitable areas for you and your group.

Step 3 – Price

Understanding and managing your finances is an important life skill for any student, so it’s important to discuss a price range or budget with your group before you start looking for  student housing in Newcastle.

When assessing how much you and your group can afford, don’t forget to consider bills! We recommend that students should pay between £10 - £12 a week per person on bills, on average. Don’t forget to check out our special offers for Roseworth tenants, including all-inclusive bills packages to make budgeting even more straightforward!

The size of rooms available within a property can often affect the price. The majority of our Newcastle student lets offer double rooms, however some properties may have different rents assigned to different rooms, depending on the size. For example, a smaller room within a property may offer a lower rent than larger rooms. This can be helpful for groups where one person has a slightly lower budget, and is worth discussing as a possibility with your group.

For more information on properties where smaller rooms are available, simply get in touch with our team to discuss in detail.

Rents tend to vary per property and location, but as a general guide, student properties in the city centre and Jesmond areas often have higher rents, with those in Sandyford and Spital Tongues often more affordable. Whatever area you are looking in, we have a range of high-quality properties, so you won’t be short of fantastic student properties to choose from!

Step 4 – Type of Property

As specialists in student lettings in Newcastle, we at Roseworth have many different types of student accommodation to choose from, including:

  • Houses
  • Flats
  • Studios
  • Maisonettes
  • Town Houses
  • Purpose-built Student Blocks
  • House Shares 

It is important for you to discuss with your group what type of student property you will prefer. For example, many Newcastle student houses often have outside space, perfect for  storing bikes or making the most of the warmer months. They are also often larger than flats, which is ideal if you require more space or plan on having friends round!

We also recommend discussing with your group whether you require off-street parking, as this is available for free with some of our student properties. Another question to ask is whether you and your group would prefer to live in purpose-built student accommodation, as this can offer communal social space and is a student-oriented community.

Whatever options you are considering, if you have further questions or are unsure where or how to start your search, contact us to discuss the best type of Newcastle student accommodation for you and your group.