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Do I have to pay anything prior to moving in?

We do not charge an administration fee to process your application to live at the Salford Student Village. However, to accept and confirm your room you will be required to pay a prepayment of two weeks rent and a damage deposit. Your deposit will be returned in full on departure provided there are no rent arrears, cleaning charges or damage to the property.

Different rental fees will be applicable for later arrival dates after October.

You can find out more through your online portal.

What happens if I leave the accommodation before the contract has ended?

Contracts are available for 42 or 52 weeks. If you leave early you will still be liable for the full term of the contract. It may be possible to release you from your contract if you are able to find a suitable replacement for your room.

Does the rent include utilities and insurance?

Your rent includes all water, gas and electricity bills, so there are no hidden costs. The rent also includes internet access and insurance cover.

You can find out much more at My Village Guide.

Is it possible to park at the accommodation?

John Lester and Eddie Colman Court residents have access to a free car park but spaces are limited. We issue permits on a first come, first served basis and ask residents to provide us with a valid driving license and motor insurance documents.

Peel Park Quarter offer parking but there is a charge for a permit, to buy a parking permit for Peel Park Quarter click here.

For parking on moving in days, please visit your Village on My Village Guide to find out more.

Am I allowed to bring a television?

Yes, you are more than welcome to bring your own television. If you do, you will also need to buy your own television license. Information on this can be found here. However, you may wish to check that you can receive a valid reception before buying your licence and installing your TV. Large screen TVs are available on the ground floor communal rooms with free to air and Sky TV.

How is the Village Life different to private rental accommodation?

University of Salford Student Village offers an independent living experience in affordable accommodation, just minutes away from classes! At the same time, we ensure support is available 24 hours a day, and offer a fantastic Village Life programme to help you live, learn and grow.

This means that you have the freedom to do what you want and can enjoy the benefits of living in an exciting student community. You also have peace of mind knowing that there is always someone available to provide assistance.

In short, we offer a fantastic balance between support and independence!

Can I choose the people I live with?

During the application process you have the opportunity to break the ice with potential new flatmates and make sure you are living with like-minded people. You are asked to choose a screen name, add a description about yourself, upload a photograph and answer some questions about your interests and lifestyle, we then suggest some potential flatmates based on the answers you give. You can then chat to and request to live with other applicants, this way you can make sure you are living with people you are likely to get on with and ones who are similar to you.

How can I find out who I’m living with?

We can’t give you your flatmates’ names and personal details (they can do that when you meet them). However, you can see who you will be living with via your online portal.

You can also begin making new friends by joining our official Facebook group, Salford Student Village.

What household items do I need to bring with me?

Visit the ‘Moving in’ section of your Village in My Village Guide to see what’s already in the room when you arrive and what we advise for you to bring.

When can I move in?

Visit the ‘Checking in’ section of your Village in My Village Guide to see when you can move in. Peel Park Quarter residents must book their arrival slot via here.

Who is responsible for cleaning the room and flat?

You will be expected to clean your bedroom and the communal areas of your flat. We would suggest you create a cleaning rota with your flatmates when you arrive.

Will I have to pay Council Tax?

In the UK students are currently exempt from Council Tax. Any person who ceases to be a student but does not immediately leave would be liable for Council Tax if it becomes due.

For more information, please click here.

Can I bring a pet?

There is a strict no pets policy at the Salford Student Village, this includes goldfish and birds. This policy does not apply to the extent that it restricts the keeping of a guide or hearing dog.

Does the Village hold social events and activities?

Yes. We’ve created the popular Village Life, a programme packed with events and activities that will help you settle in and meet new friends.

Welcome BBQs, retro games nights, cookery demos and more: we have a variety of events taking place which appeal to as many of our residents as possible.

Visit the ‘Village Life’ section of My Village Guide to see what’s happening in the Village.

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