We want all students to live life to the full, on campus and off; to engage with the local community and have a rewarding time at AUB.
Finding the right accommodation that suits you is an important part of this experience. If you’d prefer not to live in university halls you’ll need to find accommodation in the private rented sector.
Renting a house or flat for the first time can seem like a daunting experience, especially when you are not familiar with the area, however, we hope that the advice and information we provide will make it easier for you.
AUB Student Services deals with accommodation matters, and our Student Advisers are here all year round to answer any queries you may have, including advice and guidance on any practical accommodation issue including:
- Guidance and information on what to look for in private rented accommodation
- Checking tenancy agreements for private rented accommodation
- Concerns about private landlords or the quality of rented accommodation
- Council tax enquiries
PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION
HOW DO I FIND ACCOMMODATION?
AUB is not able to arrange private rented accommodation on your behalf, but there are plenty of ways to find your accommodation. AUBstudentpad should be your first port of call. This site lists all student accommodation registered with us by local landlords who have been accredited by a national association.
You can browse the site to see what kinds of properties are currently available. It also has a message board where students can advertise for housemates or you can post a request to be one (the message board is password protected – please contact Student Services for details of how to access it).
AUB does not view properties listed on the AUBstudentpad website. Only landlords who are accredited with The Residential Landlord Accreditation Scheme, Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme or The National Landlords Association are registered.
The AUB Accommodation Facebook Page is also a useful source of information, with the option to post messages and link up with other students looking for housemates.
When looking for accommodation, view as many properties as you can to help you make the decision.
For safety reasons, never go to view a property on your own. Remember to consider the full cost of your accommodation including bills, contents insurance, television licences and food.
AUB accepts no legal responsibility or liability to any party in matters of the provision of private rented accommodation.
ACCREDITED LANDLORDS AND LETTINGS AGENTS
There are many landlords and lettings agents in Bournemouth who will have properties available for rent. If you wish to check if a landlord or letting agent is accredited or not, you can do so via the following links:
- National Landlord Association Accreditation: www.landlords.org.uk/library
- Residential Landlord Association accreditation Scheme: www.rlaas.co.uk
- Private Rented Sector Accreditation Scheme: www.prsaccreditation.com
AUB does not recommend any letting agents or landlords above any other.