Accommodation options available for second, third and fourth year students include privately rented flats and houses as well as halls of residence.
Private lettings and the LettingsBU service
BU has its own student lettings service, LettingsBU, who advertise a variety of student houses and flats across the popular areas of Winton, Boscombe, Charminster and Wallisdown, as well as options in the large private halls of residences located in the Lansdowne area of Bournemouth.
Please contact LettingsBU to start your property search.
When and how to rent
Check out our Home-Finders checklist (pdf 158kb) for useful advice on what to consider and look for during your search.
SUBU Advice offer housing advice, including finding a landlord or agency to assist you, plus lots of helpful tips to help you work out the best time to start 'house-hunting' and avoid difficult situations with future landlords and housemates.
To ensure you're in the know, read the anti-scam guidance on SUBU's finding your house page; which includes how to protect yourself against accommodation fraud, tips on how to avoid student rental scams and the five types of fraud that students are particularly vulnerable to.
LettingsBU and SUBU have also put together some advice videos to help once you've secured your accommodation:
- What you need to do before moving into your new home; from knowing your contractual responsibilities to planning your arrival and the importance of an inventory.
- How to set up your new home; from setting up your utility supply and billing arrangements to knowing where to find your gas, water and electric meter.
- Along with some tips about living in the community; from the impact of noise, getting to know your neighbours to where and when to put your bins.
- You can also learn more about safety and security; in your student home, from personal safety to keeping your property secure.