The Accommodation Office runs an online resource of private rented accommodation – called “Falmouth and Penryn Student Pad”. It includes a data base of available student properties. (Including shared houses, flats, apartments and lodgings)
The data base of properties for 2016 will be live from January 2016 and will be updated with new properties on a regular basis throughout the year, so you are advised to keep logging on and checking it out even if you don’t find what you are looking for first time around.
Whilst you don’t need to register to view the properties on the list you can register (with your e mail details and a password) to receive e mail updates, send messages to other students and make shortlists of suitable properties for you and your friends/housemates to contact. (This is called “My Student Pad”)
There is also a “Housing Advice” section on our Student Pad site with useful information about various issues such as: Your rights, Contracts, Safety Issues and Tenancy Deposits
There are approximately 4000 students across all years living in the private rented sector in Falmouth and Penryn, living in lodgings, studio apartments, shared houses and flats. You can usually expect to pay between £75 to £90 per week plus bills. If you are looking for accommodation in the private sector we can offer plenty of help and support.
Richard Wilkins, the Private Sector Liaison Officer, works as part of our Accommodation Team and can give you detailed local advice and support in finding the right place to live. He works closely with local landlords and agents throughout the year and runs an online list of accommodation in the private sector which we would encourage you to look at.
To assist students looking for private sector accommodation for the first time we run house hunting sessions - usually in December and/or January as well as producing helpful literature including a house hunting guide and checklist. We also organise a number of Accommodation Fairs in the summer term to introduce new students to accommodation available in the private sector. Dates for 2016 are listed in the Accommodation Fair/House hunting section of this site.
If you have any queries about private sector accommodation or if you are unsure about which option may be right for you, please contact us using the details on this page.