Living in the UK
WELCOME! BIENVENUE! BENVENUTO! 欢迎 WILLKOMMEN!
At Essential Student Living we pride ourselves on making our international students feel welcome, making the transition from abroad as smooth as possible. We start with easier ways to book and pay for your student accommodation and then when you arrive we host regular social events so that you can meet new friends. Visit our onsite common rooms to relax and socialise at your leisure.
Our teams are always on hand to help with you with anything you may need whilst living with us. We are very knowledgeable about the area too so let us help you get around.
Essential Student Living offer all-inclusive rents so that you can enjoy hassle free living from the moment you arrive. Our sites offer super-fast WIFI so you can easily connect with loved ones back home.
THE EASIEST WAY TO PAY YOUR ACCOMMODATION FEES
TransferMate makes it easier and cheaper for international students to pay for their fees. At Essential Student Living, we know that our international students often get caught out by annoying transfer fees when paying for their accommodation. We don’t think that’s fair, so we’ve teamed up with our buddies at TransferMate to help you pay your accommodation fees without wasting precious funds on additional fees or charges….
SECURING A UK GUARANTOR
If you are an international student and would like to pay your rent in instalments, you will need a qualified UK guarantor. So we’ve teamed up with a great company to make sorting out a UK guarantor a simple and easy process!
During the booking process with Homes for Students if you wish to use either of the services below please add Housing Hand into the guarantor pages of the booking process online and once your application is complete please contact Housing Hand to make your guarantor application with them as per the instructions below. This ensures your room is secured with us, once Homes for Students hear back from the guarantor company to say your application has been accepted we will then complete your booking.
DO YOU NEED A UK RENT GUARANTOR? PAY YOUR RENT ‘MONTHLY’ OR ‘IN INSTALMENTS’.
If you are an International or UK student planning to book a room at Essential Student Living and pay your rent in instalments, you will be asked to provide a qualified UK based Guarantor. A Guarantor is someone who is in full time employment or a homeowner, who will take financial responsibility for the tenancy and will be liable to pay the tenants rent if, for any reason, they are unable to pay an amount owed to the accommodation provider.
Essential Student Living (Homes for Students Ltd) in partnership with Housing Hand provides a Guarantor service for students who are unable to provide a satisfactory UK based Guarantor.
For further information about the Housing Hand Guarantor service, please visit housinghand.co.uk or call them directly on +44 (0) 20 7205 2625.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Housing Hand charges a one off fee at the beginning of your tenancy. The fee is calculated on your course and location details,to get an instant quote you just need to make an application online. The cost of the service will be between 60-95 % of your share of the monthly rent, subject to a minimum of £295.