Private Sector Housing
The University is not the only source of student accommodation in Guildford, and the Accommodation Office can give you help and advice in searching for good quality private sector accommodation. StudentPad, working with the University, provides a facility for searching for private sector housing in the local area.
The Accommodation Office takes steps to ensure that accommodation advertised is safe, but rooms and self contained houses/flats are not inspected. You are strongly advised to ensure that the accommodation and the terms offered by landlords meet your needs before entering into a tenancy agreement.
StudentPad provides listings of University Managed and Private Sector Housing which is available to let to students in the area surrounding the University of Surrey. For each property, details are shown such as location maps, interior and exterior photographs, rent amounts, and Landlord contact details. There is also a message board to contact other students looking for housemates, with available accommodation and lodging.
The password for StudentPad changes each year, and is emailed to all students around the 1st February; at any other time you can email a request including your full name and University number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Sources Of Housing
Many Letting Agents operate in the Guildford area, so we have compiled a list of local Letting Agents who deal with student housing. Other Letting Agents advertise in the Property Section of the Surrey Advertiser newspaper.
All agents will take on staff and students for varied lengths of tenancies. You will not be charged to look at properties or to view lists, however you will be charged an administration fee if you decide to take a house. Check carefully, in advance, what the charges will be.
Guildford's local newspaper, the Surrey Advertiser, is published every Friday. It has advertisements for rented property. You can also search for houses and flats on the newspaper's website.
Property Search Websites
Property search websites advertise houses and flats to let by agents and private individuals. We advise you not to pay a deposit or rent until you have met the Landlord and read the contract. Always get a written receipt for a deposit. The most used websites are Rightmove, Find a property, Property finder, fish4homes, Homes&Property, etc.
- Letting Agents List (pdf)
- Information For Landlords
- Finding A House Off Campus Guide (pdf)
- Living Off Campus Guide (pdf)