Searching for Single Semester/ Short-Term Accommodation

 

If you are looking for single semester/ short-term accommodation then your at the right place.

 

Short-Term Accommodation

 

In the private rented sector short term accommodation is a period ranging from 3-4 months to 6 months. However, this may vary depending on the type of accommodation. 

 

Temporary Accommodation

 

Anything under 3 months is usually temporary accommodation so search methods 4, 5 and 7 below would be more suitable.

Method 1 - MSH Website

 

  • Whole Properties and Shared Properties

  • University Approved

  • Contracts will be a minimum of 3 months, and up to 6 months

  • Bills may or may not be included

 

The easiest way to find available private accommodation is to use the search page on our website.

Here you can use the search facility to find properties that suit your specific requirements – for single semester accommodation not in a shared house, select the following from the drop downs:

  • Property Type = Whole Property

  • Rooms Required = 1 bedroom (unless you require more)

  • Contract Length = Short Lets

  • Available from = (choose the month you require the room from)

For single semester accommodation in a shared house, select the following from the drop downs:

  • Property Type = Room(s) in a Shared Property

  • Rooms Required = 1 bedroom (unless you require more)

  • Contract Length = Short Lets

  • Available from = (choose the month you require the room from)

This will then generate a list of private accommodation with a short let – houses, flats and private halls. When you find a property that you are interested in please contact the landlord/ private hall directly on the number/ email address provided (in the green box) on the advert to arrange a viewing or ask any specific questions. 

Method 2 - Messageboard

 

 

  • Whole Properties and Shared Properties

  • Student-to-student messageboard

  • Bills may or may not be included

 

You can also use the Message Board (www.manchesterstudenthomes.com/MessageBoard) on our website and view the following forums:

  • Room Swap/International and Erasmus Students

  • Short Term Accommodation

  • Offering Student Accommodation

This is where students post messages advertising a spare or unwanted room in their house/ halls. You may also wish to post your own message on the ‘Looking for Student Accommodation’ and ‘Short Term Accommodation’ forums stating that you are looking for a place.

 

You must get your contract checked by MSH before you sign and before any money is handed over. You can email your contract to manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk or call us on 0161 275 7680 to book an appointment.

Method 3 - Private Halls in Other Cities

 

 

We have identified locations in other local cities, these are also cities with Universities. Please note that availability is not guaranteed so for the most up to date information please contact the companies directly.

 

Location

Accommodation

Booking Information

Travel Information

Salford

Owned By:

CLV UK

 

Website:

https://www.campuslivingvillages.co.uk

/salford/john-lester-and-eddie-colman-courts

 

Available Halls:

John Lester

Eddie Colman

 

 

Contract Dates:

23 weeks (23rd January 2022 - 3rd July 2022)

32 weeks (23rd January 2022 - 4th September 2022)

 

To book:

All students click here.

 

Rents :

From £115.00 to £149.000 per week (dependant on let length and room type)

Train from Salford Cresent to Manchester Oxford Road is on average 13 minutes long. It is a 10 minutes walk from the halls to Salford Cresent station and between 5 and 10 minutes from Oxford Road to the Manchester Universities.

 

Bus routes are around 15-20 minutes long depending on the bus taken with the a short walk to and from the bus stops.  Bus numbers 38, 50 and V1 Vantage take the shortest routes.

Huddersfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owned By:

iQ Student Accommodation

 

Website:

https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/

huddersfield?year=2021-22

 

Available Halls:

Aspley

Castings

Little Aspley  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contract Dates:

27 weeks (8th January 2022 - 16th July 2022)

34 weeks (8th January 2022 -  3rd September 2022)

 

To book:

University of Manchester students click here.

(quoting UOMASPL2122 for Aspley and Little Aspley and UOMCAST2122 for Castings House)

 

Non-UoM students click here.

 

Rents :

From £93.70 to £201.70 per week (dependant on let length and room type)

The train from Huddersfield will arrive at either Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria station. The journey takes an average of 42 minutes, with trains running throughout the day and tickets starting at £14. It is cheaper to book tickets in advance.

It is about a 20 minute walk to get to Huddersfield station from all available halls.

It will be a 15-20 minute walk from either of the Manchester stations, to the University campus.

Please see here for further information on travel to/from Manchester.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liverpool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owned by:

Unite Students

 

Website:

https://www.unitestudents.com/liverpool

 

Available Halls :

Moorfield

Cambridge Court

Arrad House

Atlantic Point

Paddington Park House

Prospect House

Grand Centralx

Contract Dates:

Various contract lengths - 1 month/ 23 weeks 

 

To book:

Click here

 

Rents :

From £109.00 per week

 

 

 

 

 

 

All halls noted are a maximum of 15 minutes walk to Liverpool Lime Street Station.

The train from Lime Street to Manchester takes a minimum of 34 minutes, with trains running from early in the morning to late at night. Tickets start at £2.90. It is cheaper to book tickets in advance.

The train will arrive at one of three Manchester Stations:

  • Oxford Road – a 5 minute walk to the University;
  • Piccadilly – a 15 minute walk to the University;
  • Victoria – a 20 minute walk to the University.

Please see here for further information on travel to/from Manchester.

 

Method 4 - Serviced Apartments

 

  • Your own room with a kitchen

  • Bills will be included

  • High-end accommodation

 

Book a room in a serviced apartment for the duration you require. A small selection of hotels and serviced apartments can be found in our Hotels, Hostels and Serviced Apartments Directory. Alternatively you can find serviced apartments in Manchester on the Bookings.com website. 

 

We have also put together a list of serviced apartments with current prices (last updated 7th January 2022) that can be download from here (please note that the file is downloaded automatically).

 

Method 5 - AirBnB

 

  • Whole Properties and Shared Properties

  • Bills will be included

  • All bookings and payment must be done the AirBnB portal only

  • Dates should match the period you are booking.

  • High-end and affordable accommodation available

 

Book a room or property via AirBnB for the period you require. Accommodation is available in and around the City Centre, South Manchester, Salford and Hulme.

We have also put together a list of 1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms searches, in the City Centre and South Manchester area, consisting of current prices (correct as of 8th December 2021) that can be download from here (please note that the file is downloaded automatically).

Method 6 - Rightmove

 

  • Whole Properties

  • Bills will not be included

  • High-end and affordable accommodation available

  • Contract may be a minimum of 6 months*

  • May or may not be furnished

  • Prices from £650 per month

Find a property with local agents via Rightmove.co.uk. Accommodation is available in and around the City Centre, South Manchester, Salford and Hulme. The properties available may or may not be furnished, so you will have to apply a filter to see only (un)furnished properties – run a search that meets your criteria, then click on ‘Property Type’ in the top right hand corner, then choose your preferred ‘furnished type’.

 

Here are a small list of local agents that you can contact directly:

You must get your contract checked by MSH before you sign and before any money is handed over. Once you have seen the property and you are interested in signing into a legally binding contract, the agent may ask you for a holding deposit (also known as a reservation fee or holding fee) to take the property off the market. A holding deposit is equivalent to one week’s rent. You can email your contract to manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk or call us on 0161 275 7680 to book an appointment.

Method 7 - Homestay

 

  • A room in a host family’s house

  • Bills will be included

  • All bookings and payment must be done the Homestay portal as advised

  • Dates should match the period you are booking.

  • Affordable accommodation available

  • Prices from £550 per month

 

Find accommodation with a host family on the Homestay website.  

Advice and Guidance

 

  • Check current arrival guidance/ self-isolation requirements on the Government website.

  • Inform the accommodation provider on your quarantine requirements prior to booking.

  • In terms of viewings and contracts, we do strongly advise that you view a property before signing any legally-binding contract.

  • For students who need to travel to Manchester, we suggest that you book a room in a hotel for 2-3 nights (here is a small selection of Hotels, Hostels and Serviced Apartments in Manchester and Salford) and organise viewings during this time, then you can sign any contracts in person. 

  • You must get your contract checked by MSH before you sign and before any money is handed over.  You can email your contract to manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk or call us on 0161 275 7680 to book an appointment.

  • Holding Deposit/ Reservation Fee = is equivalent to a maximum of one week’s rent.

  • Upon signing a contract (Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement) your accommodation provider will ask for a damage deposit (max 5 weeks rent) and rent up front (usually one month).

  • You may be asked for a UK based guarantor to pay via instalments.

  • If a UK based guarantor cannot be provided accommodation providers may ask for at least 3 months’ rent up front and possibly all the rent up front.

  • Check out our student safety information: