The Student Housing Office

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The Student Housing Office deals with privately rented accommodation.

Visit our Studentpad website where you can search our database for your ideal property to rent.

You can also download our Student Guide to Private Accommodation, which is designed to help you when looking for your first house in the private rented sector, pointing out the things to look out for and your rights as a tenant. You are welcome to use the many student guides and checklists which can be found here (e.g. House-Hunting Checklist; Self-Help on Tenancy Agreements; Moving-In Checklist; Moving-Out Checklist; A Guide to a Successful Student Tenancy).

Find out about the Students’ Union Landlord Awards.

Students based outside of Bangor – e.g. at Wrexham

  • You are of course welcome to access the same support (e.g. contract guidance etc) from the Bangor Student Housing Office as detailed above – you may find it easier to contact us by telephone/email/Skype.
  • You are welcome to use the many student guides and checklists which can be found here.
  • Glyndŵr University have kindly agreed that our Wrexham-based students can look at their private accommodation listings, which can be found here. Alternatively you can access this from within the Bangor Studentpad site by clicking “Looking for accommodation in another town?”. If you require a list of lettings agencies in Wrexham, or contact details for the Wrexham Council Housing Standards Team, please contact the Bangor Student Housing Office on studenthousing@bangor.ac.uk

Where to find us...

You can find the Student Housing Office on the first floor of Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DF.

We are open daily Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4.30 pm.

Tel: 01248 382034/2883
Email: studenthousing@bangor.ac.uk

We welcome your feedback

We would welcome your feedback about the service received, to enable us to develop and provide the best possible service now and in the future.

Please contact one of the following with your comments:

Name Position
Maria Lorenzini Director of Student Experience
Steph Barbaresi Head of Student Support

About us

Hello! We are Mair Owen and Amy Jones, and we work in the Student Housing Office.

The Student Housing Office aims to provide a one-stop shop for students’ private sector housing needs/issues, providing them with the tools to make informed decisions and taking the worry out of house hunting.

For most students, living in private rented accommodation is an enjoyable and fun part of University life. However, if problems with housemates, landlords or properties arise, then the Student Housing Office team have a widespread range of knowledge and experience of housing issues, plus access to outside agencies and resources. This means that we can give you the knowledge and skills to tackle any housing issues you may have during your tenancy.

The Student Housing Office offers advice in good faith based on the information provided by students who may be living, or considering living, in privately rented accommodation.

We also provide contract guidance, so before you sign a housing contract bring it in to the Student Housing Office and we will go through it with you, explaining the terms and conditions, so that you can make an informed choice. Should you require legal advice on any issue, we can refer you to the appropriate service.

Where to find us...

You can find the Student Housing Office on the first floor of Neuadd Rathbone, College Road, Bangor, LL57 2DF.

We are open daily Monday to Friday between 10 am and 4.30 pm.

Tel: 01248 382034/2883
Email: studenthousing@bangor.ac.uk

How do we aim to ensure high property standards?

  • Compulsory Conditions of Registration for landlords advertising with us.
  • A new law now requires all landlords to register and agents and self-managing landlords to obtain a licence. From the deadline in November 2016, the Student Housing Office will only be advertising properties for landlords who can provide evidence that they have registered and (at least) applied for their licence (where applicable) with Rent Smart Wales. Click to view the public register.
  • Requirement for certain certification before advertising, e.g. gas safety certificates, HMO licensing information, etc.
  • Close liaison with the Local Authority.
  • Publicising our service to students to provide them with access to compliant landlords. We also carry out student surveys to help us to improve our service.
  • Working closely with the Students’ Union on housing campaigns such as Housing Week and the Landlord Awards.
  • Keeping up-to-date with new housing legislation, and encouraging landlords to do the same.

Welcome to Bangor’s student vlogs!

Here, our students will tell you all about their housing experiences in Bangor, with tips and insights into how to find the best house!

More Vlogs coming soon!

Advice from 3rd years

For advice from those in-the-know, listen to George and Jamie

Advice from a new house-hunter

Listen to Aleksandra on how she’ll be house hunting for the first time.

Choosing Housemates

For tips on choosing housemates, listen to Dani.

Don’t rush!

Listen to Jenny for advice on taking your time.

Heating and Landlord advice

Advice from Tref (in Welsh).

Studentpad, Tips and Landlord advice

For reasons to use Studentpad, and for tips on finance and the benefits of using local landlords, listen to Lauren (in Welsh).