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Living in London

Student Accommodation

Looking for a place to stay while you study in London? The list below provides a range of affordable student accommodation options. If you want to know more about which area you should choose, the cost of living in London, or have any other questions relating to accommodation, please feel free to call or email us.


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Accommodation Agencies

  • Londonist DMC: Tailor made accommodation options. Please email pointblank@londonist.co.uk for further enquiries 
  • CRM Students: Wide range of student accommodation suitable for all budgets 
  • Unite Students: Fully equipped student accommodation
  • London Nest: Flexible tenancy lengths with favourable cancellation policy
  • Nido : Premium central London student residences
  • Urban Nest: Well-equipped lifestyle, social and and study spaces
  • Mansion Student (Mansion Hive): Stylish undergraduate and postgraduate flats and studios
  • Scape Living: The ultimate student experience
  • FlatmateRooms: Thousands of privately rented rooms available
  • Hosts International: Provider of high-quality London homestay accommodation
  • Host Students: All inclusive student accommodation 
  • Mystudenthalls.com: Student accommodation search tool
  • Accommodation for students: Student accommodation resource featuring over 120,000 properties 
  • Homes for students: 9 purpose built student accommodation properties across London
  • Vonder: Stylish, fully-furnished accommodation with studio options available
  • Home Family Stay: Offering young people an opportunity to live in a private room in the home of a host family while away from home 

Applying for an 18+ Student Oyster Photocard

Whilst some of the above locations may not be a walkable distance to Point Blank, it is more than possible to commute using a TFL Oyster Card. Point Blank is well situated in both Hoxton and Haggerston, with great transport links (bus, tube and overground) to the city and greater London. All students who are enrolled on a course that has at least 15 hours of tuition and/or structured learning hours per week are able to apply for an 18+ Student Oyster Photocard which will allow them to travel at 30% off across London!

To acquire an 18+ Student Oyster Photocard, simply get in touch with our Support Team upon arrival on the course and they can take you through all the necessary steps.

Council Tax Exemption

All Students studying in the UK are exempt from paying council tax. Our support team are able to produce course confirmation letters for students which can be given to the council/landlord as proof of student status. When you start your course, come and speak to our staff and we will be able to assist you through this process.

Accommodation Facebook Group

Students are invited to join our Accommodation Facebook Group – a user led forum where students can find accommodation, advertisers for flatmates and share advice and tips based on their experiences of living in London.

Local Guide

Our London studios are situated on Orsman Road and Penn Street and are surrounded by a variety of useful and entertaining amenities. If you’re after tranquil cafes, charming markets, food trucks, epic burgers and wings, or just want to go shopping for new trainers, streetwear or records, Point Blank London’s location is perfect for you. Find out more here.

FAQ List

What is the Landlord responsible for?

• Heating and hot water installation

• Baths, sinks, basins and other sanitary installations

• The exterior structure of the property

• Repairs and the safety of gas and electrical appliances

• Ensuring that any furniture supplied meets fire resistant requirements

What is the Tentant Responsible for?

  • Water and sewage charges
  • Utility bills (unless stated in the tenancy agreement)
  • Taking care of the property
  • Using the property in a responsible way
  • Paying the rent as agreed
  • Keeping to the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement

Is student accommodation all inclusive?

This varies drastically. Typically, when you go into a halls of residence, you will pay a fixed fee per month which will include your bills. Some private accommodation buildings will include other ammenties e.g. meals, gyms, study areas, cinema rooms ect. The best thing to do is shop around, arrange a viewing and find the best one for you.

What exactly is a deposit?

The deposit is usually the equivalent of one month’s rent. Your landlord or agent MUST, under the 2014 Housing Act, protect your deposit within 14 days of receiving it as part of the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme, and will need to provide you with the relating paperwork. It is really important to remember that the money held as a deposit remains yours at all times and not the landlord’s, and only by mutual agreement should any money be deducted.

Will I definitely see my deposit again?

As long as the property is left the way you found it, you will see your deposit again. If any damages occur whilst you are living there, the landlord has the right to take money from the deposit in order to fix the issues.

Any other reasons for not getting your full deposit back might include:

• Failure to return ALL keys

• Haven’t cleaned the property adequately – the landlord would need to pay for a cleaner’s time to come and tidy up after you.

• Have left rubbish inside or outside

What are my rights as a Tenant?

• Tenants have the right to enjoy the property during their tenancy and they can expect basic maintenance and repairs to be up-to-date.

• Landlords are able to access the property but must given 24 hours notice and come at an appropriate time - arrangements for the landlord to access the property should be outlined in any contract, so this is definitely worth checking. For further information on rights andr esponsibilities see: www.gov.uk/private-renting

I’m not sure about something, who can I speak to?

Don’t bottle this up, call up or email support and we can fix up a time to meet with you in private. Don’t let anybody rush you into signing anything that you are not comfortable with!

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