Student Support Spotlight: Private Accommodation, House Hunting and Flatmate Finding

Finding private accommodation in London can feel daunting as you move from either living at home, university halls or even from renting outside of London or the UK. The Student Advice Team Housing Advisors are here to help you to understand how to find somewhere to rent, what your options are and to provide you with information about what you should look out for. We are also here to support you if things go wrong.

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This is a busy time for students looking for somewhere to live, so we have a lot going on over the next few weeks to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Further information about what is on offer is detailed below:

Private Housing Helpdesk now open! – 24 August-6 September

Trained Student Services Ambassadors and Housing Advisors are available to speak to you about private accommodation. We can offer general information and guidance about searching plus more specialist support and advice can be requested, so please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

Contract checking is available as part of the Helpdesk Service – please contact us to check availability.

You can drop-in and see us between 12.30-16.30 on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays* at G05 Henriette Raphael House, Guy’s Campus.

You can also call us on: 020 7848 6860 or email us at housing@kcl.ac.uk


Private Accommodation Live Chats:

Offered as part of the Helpdesk service we will be available to speak to you online from 2pm-4pm on Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays*

*there is some variation of opening times throughout Welcome Week (19-24 Sep) so please check http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/student-advice-support/how/housing/helpdesk.aspx for full details.

Flatmate Finder events:

Join us for a chance to meet fellow King’s students looking for somewhere to live or who have spare rooms available. Chat house-hunting and get to know each other over refreshments.

Thursday 1 September – 15.00-17.00 (Strand Campus – Registration at KCLSU lobby, Level -2 Macadam Building)
This event includes a private housing talk by a University of London Housing Advisor.

Click here to book a place at this event

Thursday 8 September – 15.00-17.00 (Strand Campus – Registration at KCLSU lobby, Level -2 Macadam Building)
This event includes a private housing talk by a University of London Housing Advisor.

Click here to book a place at this event

Monday 19 September – 17.00-18.00 (Strand Campus – Registration at S-2.23)
This event will be running as part of the weeks Welcome activities. It will follow the private accommodation talk.

Click here to book a place at this event

Tuesday 20 September – 18.00-19.30 (Guy’s Campus – Registration at Henriette Raphael House, Function Room)
This event will be running as part of the weeks Welcome activities. It will follow the private accommodation talk.

Click here to book a place at this event

Unable to attend a Flatmate Finder event?

You can join our KCL Flatmate Finder Facebook group which is open to current and prospective King’s students. The Flatmate Finder group is in place to provide a forum for students to find other students looking for accommodation and flatmates.

(Note that we do not endorse any property or room so you need to exercise the same caution as you would if you found an ad on another website/group).

To join the group please complete this form and then send a request through Facebook by clicking the link at the bottom of the form.

ULHS House Hunting Days

The University of London Housing Services are also hosting two house-hunting days in September which are open to University of London Students. Full details here: http://housing.london.ac.uk/events

Term time support:

We are still available to support you during term time when the helpdesk closes.

Private accommodation information is available on our website: www.kcl.ac.uk/housing

We also have weekly drop-ins across campus where you can come and speak to an advisor without an appointment. Times and locations are listed here – the updated timetable will be available shortly:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/student-advice-support/StudentAdvicedrop-ins.aspx

Alternatively, you can complete an Online Enquiry Form: www.kcl.ac.uk/campuslife/services/student-advice-support/contact.aspx

A member of the Advice team will then assist you with your enquiry based on your preferences. We offer appointments face to face, over the phone and even via Skype!

If you have a housing-related enquiry you can email housing@kcl.ac.uk and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

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