If you don't want to live in halls, you can live in private sector accommodation instead. This could be in a shared house or in lodgings.
We have details of a wide range of self-catered accommodation available to rent in the Bath area.
- houses or flats to share with 2 to 5 other students (not shared with the owner)
- usually involve an assured shorthold tenancy agreement for 6 - 12 months
- average weekly rent is £75 - £85 excluding bills
- study bedroom in a house, sharing the kitchen/lounge/bathroom with the owner
- some lodgings have separate cooking facilities for tenants; some have ensuite facilities
- usually involve a licence agreement, which is less secure than a tenancy but can be more flexible, since you and the landlord need only give each other the full period between rent payments as sufficient notice for you to move out. So if you are looking for a contract of less than 6 months it may be worth considering lodgings
- average weekly rent is £80 - £90 per week including bills
Choosing a place to live
You can get help from the Housing Advice section of the Students' Union support service. One of their key services is organising house hunting weekends to help you find a place to live and some housemates.
You can find everything you need to know about private sector housing in the Bath Student Accommodation Guide.