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Renting safely

Download our renting safely factsheet (PDF 427KB) and remember - be careful of people pretending to be landlords in order to cheat tenants out of money and never transfer money unless you are 100% sure that the situation is authentic. If you are in any doubt, contact us for advice immediately.

It can be hard to know where to start when it comes to finding properties to view. The main house-hunting time for students in Bristol is during the spring term, with the peak time in January and February. 

There are many property providers in Bristol, as well as plenty of direct let opportunities. Unfortunately housing fraud is increasingly common, and we advise that you read our renting safely factsheet

University of Bristol Bulletin Board

Tenants with vacancies in their accommodation looking for sharers will advertise on our Bulletin Board. Alternatively you can post an advert here yourself if you’re looking for other flat sharers. Staff members registered with the University of Bristol can access the bulletin board if they register with their Univeristy email address.

Bristol SU Lettings

This is a lettings service managed by The University of Bristol's Students Union. Bristol SU Lettings offers a full range of private accommodation options for individuals and/or groups. Often, they will advertise for postgraduates and staff-only lets. They are able to offer expert advice and all their landlords sign a code of conduct and commit to providing a fair and professional service.

HomeStay

Options for mostly room-only accommodation where there is a resident landlord. The homestay option offers you the security of living with a family, couple or single person in the local area whose property has been inspected by the University - living independently in somebody’s home.

Letting agencies 

There are plenty of letting agencies near the University. Most agencies will charge a fee of at least 35% of a month’s rent plus VAT if you rent a property through them. Always use an agency who is a member of a professional body e.g. NALS, ARLA, BALMA. You can download one of our Accommodation Factsheets with a list of local letting agencies (PDF, 277KB).

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