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Liberty House

General

This hall of residence is offered to City, University of London Postgraduate students in conjunction with Liberty Living, a third party housing provider. Students who are offered accommodation at Liberty House will sign an agreement with Liberty Living and not with City, University of London.

Please note you will not be able to move into this property before the 15th September 2018, if you require accommodation before the contract start date you will need to book a hotel or a hostel.

Main features

  • Liberty House Sebastian Street offers 110 self-contained en-suite bedrooms, each with their own bathroom and separate kitchen which is shared between 10 residents
  • Bicycle storage is available to all students
  • Accommodation for students with mobility support needs is available
  • Approximately 2 minutes walk from City, University of London.

In addition, Liberty House has the following features:

  • On-site management and staffed reception during business hours
  • 24-hour CCTV in operation and security guard on duty out of hours
  • Self service laundry facilities
  • Free access to gym and games/common room at nearby location (Liberty House St John Street - 5 minutes walk)
  • Liberty House Sebastian Street has five floors. There is access by lift up to all floors (including the basement area), there also stairs to all floors including the basement areas.

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Cost

Prices for 2018/19

Room Type Contract Start Contract End Number of Weeks Price per Week Total PriceDeposit
En-Suite15 September 201807 September 2019 51 £231.00 £11,781.00 £200  

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Location

Liberty House Sebastian Street is situated on Sebastian Street in the area of Islington and Clerkenwell - an ideal location for students studying both at the main City campus (Northampton Square) and at Cass Business School.

Living in Liberty House Sebastian Street means you're within easy walking distance of all City's teaching facilities and close to many trendy restaurants, cafes and bars. You're also close to the Barbican Centre, one of London's liveliest cultural venues. The Barbican offers galleries, a theatre, cinema screens and concert halls.

Whilst you're able to enjoy the culture and atmosphere of Islington, you're also only fifteen minutes away by tube from the West End and Covent Garden. The area is well served by bus routes, with a major bus interchange located near Angel tube station.

Nearest Underground station: Angel, Barbican, Farringdon, Old Street.

Approximate walking distance from City, University of London main campus: 5 minutes

For international student’s information on how to get to the City, University of London from major London airports please click here.

Maps on where the halls are relative to City, University of London can be found here.

London public transport uses a top up card system called an ‘Oyster Card’, these can be purchased at most stations, for more information please refer to the TFL’s website.

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Frequently asked questions

Instalment Related

What do I need to pay to reserve my room?

You will need to pay £200 Deposit  and make a pre-payment of £1,178.10 by the 1st September 2018

What are rent instalments and dates? Only applicable to students with a UK guarantor

  • Instalment 1 (pre-payment) - 01/09/2018 - £1,178.10
  • Instalment 2 - 21/09/2018 - £3,534.30
  • Instalment 3 - 08/01/2019 - £3,534.30
  • Instalment 4 - 02/04/2019 - £3,534.30

How many instalments is the rent paid?

Rent is paid in 4 instalments for students with a UK guarantor.

Can I pay in instalments if I'm an international student?

If any student does not have a UK based guarantor then full payment will be required on the 1st instalment date. If you are being sponsored and can provide written evidence of the dates upon which you receive your sponsorship then a bespoke payment plan is a possibility.

Do you need an UK Guarantor to pay instalments?

Yes, you do need a UK based guarantor.

Payments

How can I pay for my rent?

You may pay with a debit or credit card on our website or via telephone, or by internet transfer or funds transfer.

Can I pay by a bank transfer?

Yes you can. For bank details, please contact Liberty House.

I can't pay my 1st instalment as I'm waiting for my student loan to be confirmed, can I still move into my room?

Yes, we offer payment plans to students to coincide with their loan receipts, but this must be organised and agreed (sign payment plan) with Liberty Living and we must be notified as soon as possible.

Is there a discount if I pay for my accommodation in full?

No, unfortunately not.

Cancellations

Can I cancel my room reservation before my contract starts?

Once you have agreed the terms and conditions of the contract you have 14 days to change your mind and cancel the booking, you must email us at londonsales@libertyliving.co.uk as soon as possible so that we are able to process your request. If you cancel before the end of the 14 days you will be released from contract and receive £100 of your deposit payment back. If you need to cancel after the 14 days are over, you will need to find another City Postgraduate Student to act as a replacement tenant. You would be liable for the room until there is a suitable replacement to take over the contract.

Can I cancel my contract after I have moved in to the room?

You need to contact the Student Centre at City University as soon as you know when you’re leaving. They will do their best to find another postgraduate student at the university to take over your room. You can also find someone yourself, but any new resident needs to be a City postgraduate

The new resident pays a deposit and signs a new agreement which commits them to paying the rent for the rest of the rental period. At this point your deposit will be returned, along with any rent money owing to you.

If neither you nor the Student Centre succeeds in finding a replacement tenant then unfortunately you will be liable for the remainder of the rent due up to the end of the rental period. This is explained in the Licence Agreement (clause 32).

How long before I receive a refund of rent if another student takes over my contract?

Deposit refunds are processed within one month of the moving out date or the contract end date, whichever is the later. If you leave early and your room is taken, then your refund will be processed within one month of your leaving date.

Please note that if you wish your deposit to be sent to an overseas bank account any bank charges incurred will be passed on to you.

Housing Related

Is there any additional items I need to bring to the hall?

You will need to bring your own bedding and personal items.

Can I have guests stay over?

Yes you can one guest three nights a week, any longer than this will need to be discussed with staff beforehand.

Can I bring a TV with me?

You can bring a television with you, however it is your responsibility to make sure you have paid for a TV license.

Can I arrive before my contract start date?

Only if the room is free for your ideal date – the charge will be the number of days/weeks up until your contract start date.

What if I am unhappy with my room, can I change?

If you are unhappy with the room please speak to the onsite accommodation management team, we may be able to add your name to a room swap list but there is no guarantee

What if I want to extend my stay?

May be possible depending on when new academic year contracts start.

Is there a cleaning service available?

No.

What are the laundry charges?

The cost of laundry is £2.30 per wash and £1.50 per dry (prices may change).

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy- Please refer to section 4 in the Terms & Conditions