Private Sector

If you are ready to go your own way and experience life off campus with friends, a student house may be the choice for you. You will find that there are plenty of student houses near our campuses.


House Hunting 2023

When to start looking

It's important to ensure that you're making the right decisions about your housing and accommodation for next year. The University and Students' Union are advising students not to rush into signing up for accommodation.

Once you do start to think about where you want to live next year, make sure you are aware of the facts before you commit yourself to anything.

We understand that it can be daunting for students moving out for the first time, but once you know what to do, it can be a straightforward process.

Undergraduate students in Nottingham City Centre


There is no shortage of accommodation in Nottingham, so there’s no need to rush

If a landlord or letting agent tells you that you will miss out if you don't book early, ignore them, it simply isn't true.


Make sure the property is accredited

The Nottingham Standard helps tenants identify properties that meet a minimum quality standard and it recognises good landlords providing quality approved and well managed accommodation.


You can’t back out of signed contracts

Once you have signed a contract you are legally committed for the duration of your tenancy. This is likely to equate to several thousand pounds of expenditure so it makes sense to be absolutely certain before you put pen to paper. Contracts are complicated documents and the Students' Union Student Advice Centre will be more than happy to check over your contract before you sign.




Need a Guarantor? 


The University of Nottingham recognises that care experienced and estranged students may both struggle to find a UK based guarantor and have difficulty paying the fees to pay for a guarantor scheme. The University of Nottingham is fully committed to supporting care experienced students and has taken the Stand Alone Pledge to support estranged students. As such we have made arrangements to pay associated application charges for students who qualify*.We are only able to assist students with charges incurred through use of the Your Guarantor scheme.

Visit the YourGuarantor Support Pages to apply


*students who qualify for support further to submitting an approved application to Accommodation Service



Student Union Advice

Student Union Advice is an impartial service working independently from the University, and are here to help you find the support you need.

The Students' Union offers useful advice on their website along with the following guides:


Finding a new place: What to do and when to do it and how
Finding a new place: Your initial guide to househunting
Moving out guide: What to do and when
You've found a new place: Your guide to moving in