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Off Campus Housing

Off Campus Housing 2020/2021

Warwick Accommodation is the University's property management agency.

We rent properties from private landlords and sub-let them to our students. This means the University becomes your landlord so you deal directly with us - the University.

  • Located in areas convenient for the University.
  • Houses, flats and purpose-built student accommodation.
  • En suite and shared bathroom accommodation.
  • Mainly shared kitchen accommodation.

We manage around 2,000 rooms off campus in Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth. Properties are located either within walking distance or close to a regular bus service to the main University campus unless stated. Each property has a designated Property Manager who deals with any queries or maintenance issues.

Properties range in size from studio flats, houses and flats for 2-6 students, up to large halls of residence style accommodation for around 100 students. If you need assistance while living in a Warwick Accommodation property, there’s a 24-hour emergency line, and an online fault reporting system.

Book a Property Local Area Guide Things to Check Before Booking Booking Guide

Bedroom Example

Bedrooms and bathrooms

  • Bathrooms will include a toilet, washbasin and a bath and/or shower

  • Unless stated on the property details page, beds are standard UK doubles or 3/4's. A mattress cover will be provided to protect the mattress on each bed
  • All bedrooms include a wardrobe, bookshelf, desk, desk chair, wastepaper bin and mirror
  • You will need to provide bed linen such as sheets, blankets, duvets and pillows
  • Unless stated on the property details page there will be no locks on bedroom doors
  • Most properties will have shared bathroom facilities

Kitchen Example

Kitchens and communal areas

  • All kitchens will have cupboards, a fridge, freezer, cooker, microwave and a fire blanket

  • All properties will have a communal area with seating

  • Most properties will contain a washing machine with a maintenance contract

  • You will need to provide your own crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster and cooking utensils

  • Each property will have a vacuum cleaner, mop and bucket, sweeping brush and a dustpan and brush

  • An ironing board is provided in the property but you will need to provide an iron

  • There is a television aerial point in the property - if you are using a television, you will need to buy a TV Licence

Sample Kitchen


  • Properties are located either within walking distance or close to a regular bus service to the main University campus unless stated

  • No deposit or administration fees

  • Insurance cover per student for personal possessions
  • Accommodation fees not due until the start of the tenancy and paid directly to the university

  • Each property has a designated Property Manager

  • Properties regularly inspected by Warwick Accommodation

  • 24-hour emergency line

  • Online fault reporting system

  • Gas maintenance for all heating and gas appliances

  • Gas and electrical safety certificates


Gas, water and electricity bills

On your property details page it will state whether any utilities (gas, electricity and water) are included in your accommodation fees. If they are not included then your bills will need to be split equally between housemates. As a group of housemates you need to decide the best way to do this. It is difficult to estimate the cost as it will vary depending on the season and size of the property, but as a rough guide we recommend students budget around £15 to £20 per person, per week for utility bills.

When you move into your property the gas, electricity and water will all be connected. It is very important that the first person to move in takes a gas and electricity meter reading as you will more than likely find letters already at the property from the utility company who supplies the gas and electricity addressed to “The Occupier”. The location of the meters will be displayed on the inventory that will be in the property when you move in. Please do not pay any bills which are not addressed to you or any of your housemates.

When you and your housemates have all arrived you will then need to contact this company and give all of your names and the correct meter reading as at the start date of your tenancy so that they can set up the accounts. Wherever possible we will provide you with details of the utility suppliers of your property when you move in. You can continue to use this supplier or change to one of your choice, however please be aware that the period of time for a change to take effect can be up to eight weeks.

Internet access and telephone services
Only a few of our properties include internet in the weekly accommodation fees and you will be able to check this on the property details page. If it is not included then you will need to arrange for the set-up of an internet connection and bills will need to be split equally between housemates. All properties have one phone line installed and students can arrange to connect this line with British Telecom themselves, once they have moved into the property. All costs including any reconnection charges are the responsibility of the tenants, along with the monthly service charge. Once your phone line is active you will be able to arrange a broadband internet service with a provider of your choice.