Residential Services and Support

Alternative accommodation

Welcome to the Alternative Accommodation website. These pages are designed to assist students who will not be staying in QMUL accommodation.

Here you will find links to finding suitable private accommodation, private halls of residence, short stay, hostels, hotels, and home stay.

Housing Services provides direct support to students seeking alternative accommodation so if you require further assistance, please contact us.

Coronavirus Update:

If you have signed a fixed term contract and are living within private sector housing, the current Government advice is that you should continue to pay rent and abide by all other terms of your tenancy agreement to the best of your ability.  If you have, or are planning to move of your current accommodation before the end of the fixed term tenancy, you would still remain liable for the full rental payment until the fixed term tenancy ends.

If you are currently, or believe that at a later date, believe you will have difficulty in paying your rent, it’s important to contact your landlord or letting agent immediately to discuss this. An early conversation between yourself and landlord / agent could help both parties to agree a plan if you are struggling to pay your rent.  This plan could include reaching a temporary agreement not to seek possession action for a period of time and instead accept a lower level of rent, or agree a plan to pay off arrears at a later date.

More guidance can be found via the following links:

Government Guidance for Tenants and Landlords

University of London Housing Services legal advice for students living within private sector Housing

Private Rented Sector
(Prices subject to number of sharers and property location)
Rooms in a Shared House (Resident or non-Resident Landlord) From £110 to £170 per week
Whole Vacant Flat or House From £110 to £170 per person per week
Privately Built Halls
(Prices subject to Individual Provider)
Ensuite Cluster Flat From £210 to £265 per week
Self-contained Studio Flat From £250 to £390 per week
Home Stay
(Prices subject to Individual Provider)
Self-Catering From £140 to £200 per week
Bed and Breakfast From £135 to £200 per week
Half Board (Breakfast and Evening meal) From £175 to £250 per week