- Householders are asked to provide single bedrooms containing a bed, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers and either a desk and chair for study purposes or a separate quiet area for study. Shared rooms or bunk beds would not be suitable.
- Adequate heating, lighting, hot water and internet connection must be provided and should be included in the overall charge made to the student.
- The student will need access to the kitchen for the preparation of meals unless separate cooking facilities are available.
- Personal laundry is the student's own responsibility. Householders allow use of the washing machine.
- Keys should be provided to the student on the understanding that they will be responsible for ensuring that doors are left secure and that the keys will be returned to the householder during the vacations and when the student leaves.
- The majority of households supply bed linen, pillows and other household items such as pots and pans.
It is essential that students clarify with householders what is included in the rent to avoid difficulties during the arrangement.
Health and safety requirements
Legislation requires any person who lets a room in premises containing a gas appliance or installation pipework to ensure that each appliance is checked for safety every 12 months by a Gas Safety-registered engineer or by British Gas.
- You must supply the accommodation team with a signed declaration saying you have a current Gas Safety Certificate.
- If letting rooms is conducted as a business it is also necessary to adhere to . These regulations require all furniture and furnishings in rented properties to pass the 'cigarette test'.