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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 of £200. Your deposit will be returned in full on departure provided there are no rent arrears, cleaning charges or damage to the property.

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.

How do I cancel my booking?

First year students starting September 2015 have until 25th August 2015 to cancel their booking, if done so before this date they will receive a full refund of everything paid and no obligation to the contract. Returning undergraduates and postgraduates have until 1st August 2015 to cancel and will also receive a full refund of all monies paid and no obligation to the contract.

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 for up to £3500.

Is it possible to park at the accommodation?

John Lester and Eddie Colman Court as well as Bramall 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.

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 application and even contact them:

  • Go back to step 9 ‘online room selection’
  • Here you can see the screen names of those who are in your flat
  • Make a note of these screen names and go back to step 7 ‘Roommate Request’
  • Click ‘search by details’ and enter these screen names
  • You will be displayed with your flatmates’ profiles and send them a message

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?

We recommend you bring the following for your bedroom/flat:

  • Bedding (duvet, pillow and bottom sheet)
  • Eating/kitchen utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Toiletries
  • Home comforts


When can I move in?

Contract commencement dates differ by site, the room will be yours to move in to from these dates (below) but you may be contacted and advised to request an arrival time in order to make the check-in process easier for you.

  • John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts contract commencement: 07/09/2015
  • Bramall Court: 07/09/2015
  • Peel Park Quarter: 14/09/2015
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.

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