Bernards Student Hub

Find your perfect student home

Our specialist lettings team manage a range of student properties to rent across the city. We have houses, flats and apartments close to the university, train stations, libraries and lecture theatres. We’re particularly proud of well known for our range of higher quality student accommodation – our luxury, self-contained apartments in the iconic Prudential building have ensuite rooms, free wifi and security. Many of our student houses  have been recently renovated to a high standard. Our willingness to help and ability to get things right for our students is proven by the vast number of ‘repeat’ students that come to us every year to help them find their ideal property.  

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Fancy £500? Register your details…

Register your details with us today and it you go on to rent a property from us, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win £500 in cash. Simply quote ‘Home Sweet Home’ when you sign up! The winner will be drawn at random on October 1st 2018. Good luck!

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FAQ’s and Useful Links


Here’s some answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help you make the right decision on choosing your new student home. Don’t forget that our friendly team are here to help too!

  • 1 . How do I cancel or re-arrange my viewing?
  • If you’ve booked a viewing with us, and can’t make it, don’t worry! Please just give us a call the second you know you can’t make it on 02392 864974.

    We can then work with you to reschedule the viewing at another time.

  • 2. What is a tenancy deposit scheme?
  • The Tenancy Deposit Protection (TDPS) is legislation/rules introduced by the UK Government in April 2006, for landlords in England and Wales.

    The scheme was introduced to protect tenants from unscrupulous landlords, who have been accused in the past of taking amounts from deposits unfairly. The legislation ultimately protects you and ensures that landlords to follow a very clear and proper process when it comes to returning deposits when you move out of your rented accommodation.

  • 3. Do I need to pay Council Tax?
  • No. As a full time student you do not need to pay council tax. You will be provided with a council tax exemption form by your University during your enrolment.

  • 4. Medical care for students
  • The following NHS treatment is free for everyone: emergency treatment (but not follow-up treatment), family planning services, diagnosis and treatment of certain communicable diseases, compulsory psychiatric treatment. It’s advisable to register with a local doctor.

    If you are not a resident in the UK, to qualify for NHS treatment, you must meet certain conditions. Visit the NHS website for further details.


  • 5. Why do I need to be referenced?
  • The landlord needs to be sure that that their tenant won’t have any problems paying the rent on a monthly basis and that the tenant will take good care of their property.

Useful links

Here’s a selection of resources and websites that our students have told us really helped them in their search for accommodation.