Accommodation

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Undergraduate halls of residence Liberty Court

General

This residence is offered exclusively to City, University of London first year undergraduate students in conjunction with Liberty Living, a third party housing provider. Students who are offered accommodation at Liberty Court will sign an agreement with Liberty Living and not with City, University of London, and will therefore be bound by Liberty Living's terms and conditions.

Main features

  • 291 furnished single rooms arranged in self-contained cluster flats.
  • Rooms are 12-14 m2 with a mixture of single and small double beds (allocated randomly).
  • The flats are in self-contained groups of three to five single study bedrooms, with shared lounge, kitchen and bathroom facilities.
  • Bedroom furniture includes bed, mattress, wardrobe, desk, chair and bedside cabinet.
  • Kitchens are 15-18 m2 and include dining table & chairs, electric ovens and 4-ring hob/extractor fan, fridge freezer and microwave, shared between two to five people.
  • Bathrooms have shower, toilet, basin and mirror, roughly 4 m2.
  • Accommodation for students with mobility support needs is available.
  • Approximately 10 minutes' walk from City's main buildings.

In addition, this hall has the following features:

  • Self-catered
  • Non-smoking
  • On-site management and staffed reception during business hours
  • 24-hour CCTV in operation and security guard on duty out of hours
  • Free 50 mb/s Wifi
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities.
  • Bicycle Storage

Cost

YearRoom TypeContract Start DateContract End DateNumber of WeeksDepositPrice per WeekTotal Price
2018/19Cluster Flats15 September 201815 June 201939£200.00£156.00£6,084.00
YearRoom TypeContract Start DateContract End DateNumber of WeeksDepositPrice per WeekTotal Price
2017/18Cluster Flats16 September 201716 June 201839£200.00£146.00£5,694.00

What is included in the cost of the rent?

  • Utility bills (water, electricity, heating)
  • Internet access provided by Ask4
  • Contents insurance with Endsleigh Insurance

What is not included?

  • Telephone bill
  • TV licence (please see the TV Licensing website for information on if you need a license and how to obtain one)
  • Bedding (sheets, pillow, duvet etc.)
  • Cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery in kitchens
  • All halls of residence are self-catered, therefore you are responsible for buying and preparing your own food.

City, University of London recognises that the cost of living and studying in London can be high. In order to make studying at City affordable and accessible to all our undergraduate students, City has introduced an accommodation subsidy to reduce the cost of its undergraduate halls of residence.

*Please be aware that the prices we offer are artificially low due to the subsidy, rents on the private market are likely to be £50 to £75 higher per week. For more information on private housing please refer to the University of London’s Housing Guide.

Location

Liberty Court London is located in the historical Smithfield district, which still maintains a centuries-old covered market with a gorgeous Victorian facade. The neighbourhoods of Clerkenwell and Barbican, both centres of art and musical activities renowned throughout the City of London, also border Liberty Court, ensuring students enjoy an enriching City life.

You won't need to travel far for food, drink or other necessities. As a central accommodation provider in London, Liberty Court lies close to grocery stores, post offices, stationery shops and more.

Nearest Underground station: Farringdon

Approximate walking distance from City, University of London main campus: 8 minutes

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

Frequently asked questions

Instalment Related

What are the rent instalment dates and amounts?

If you are intend to pay for your accommodation using your Student Finance the instalment dates and amount are as follows:

1st Instalment date: £250 - 01/09/2018 – (Student Finance Pre payment)

2nd Instalment date: £2,183.60 (due on the date after your 1st payment from Student Finance)

3rd Instalment date: £2,433.60 (due on the date after your 2nd payment from Student Finance)

4th Instalment date: £1,216.80 (due on the date after your 3rd payment from Student Finance)

If you’re not receiving a Student Loan but wish to pay in instalments you will require a UK guarantor. Your contracted rent will be split into 4 instalments as per the following:

1st Instalment date: 01/09/2018 - £608.40

2nd Instalment date: 29/09/2018 - £1,825.20

3rd Instalment date: 08/01/2019 - £2,433.60

4th Instalment date: 02/04/2019 - £1,216.80

If you do not have a UK guarantor you will be required to pay for your accommodation rent in full on the 01st September 2018. Total contract value £6,084.00.

How many instalments is the rent paid?

Rent is paid in one instalment or four instalments. The option to pay in 4 instalments is only available to students with a UK-based guarantor.

How much do I need to pay for each instalment?

Pay using your Student Finance:

1st Instalment date: £250 - 01/09/2018 – (Student Finance Pre payment)

2nd Instalment date: £2,183.60 (due on the date after your 1st payment from Student Finance)

3rd Instalment date: £2,433.60 (due on the date after your 2nd payment from Student Finance)

4th Instalment date: £1,216.80 (due on the date after your 3rd payment from Student Finance)

Not usingStudent Finance bu have a UK Guarantor:

1st Instalment date: 01/09/2018 - £608.40

2nd Instalment date: 29/09/2018 -  £1,825.20

3rd Instalment date: 08/01/2019 - £2,433.60

4th Instalment date: 02/04/2019 - £1,216.80

Full payment required if you do not have a UK guarantor

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

You can only pay in instalments if you have a UK based guarantor.

Do you need an UK Guarantor to pay instalments?

Yes, you do - all students wishing to pay in instalments must have a UK based guarantor.

What if I don’t have an UK guarantor?

If you do not have a UK guarantor you will be required to pay for your accommodation rent in full on the 1st of September 2018. Total contract value £6,084.00.

Payments

What do I pay to reserve my room?

You will need to pay Liberty Court a £200 deposit to reserve your room. The deposit will be returned to you when your contract ends in full, providing there is no outstanding rent, outstanding charges or damages.

How can I pay for my rent?

You may pay by direct debit, bank transfer, debit/credit card, cheque or cash. The payments are made to Liberty Court and not to City, University of London.

Can I pay by a bank transfer?

Yes you can. For bank details, please contact Liberty Court after you have received your contract.

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?

If you intend to pay your accommodation through your student loan, please note you will need to make a payment of £250.00 on the 1st September 2018 towards your rent with proof of your student finance.

Please note we require your Maintenance Loan Schedule stating your personal details and your payment dates as proof of your student finance. Your Acceptance Letter from Student Finance will not be accepted as proof of entitlement. Once your Maintenance Loan Schedule has been submitted to Liberty Court Accommodation Team they will issue you with a Payment Plan form that will need to be signed by yourself and your guarantor. Once your signed Payment Plan form is returned to Liberty Court, they will amend your payment dates accordingly.

Please email a copy of your Maintenance Loan Schedule to libertycourt-london@libertyliving.co.uk

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

There are no discounts for paying in full.

Cancellations

Can I cancel my contract after I have moved into the room?

If you book your room, and advise us after the 15th August 2018 that you want to cancel the room, you are liable for the rent until a replacement student is found to take over the room.

If you find a replacement student, you are able to transfer the contract and will not be liable for the accommodation fees. Liberty Courtl does however have the right to keep £100 as a cancellation charge.

You would need to contact the Accommodation Team for further advice and to complete an Early Leaver's Form. For this Hall, the replacement Tenant must be a first year undergraduate on a full time course at City, University of London.

In certain exceptional circumstances, such as suspending your studies, it may be possible to arrange an exception. If you find yourself in a situation like this, please discuss your circumstances with the Accommodation Team so that they can advise you further.

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

Refunds are processed within 28 days of the termination of your contract.

Housing Related

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

You will need to bring sheets, pillows and bedding, also all kitchen equipment and utensils. If you do not intend to bring this with you, you can also purchase packs from Liberty via a 3rd party company.

Can I have guests stay over?

Yes you can, one guest can stay two nights per week. You will need to liaise with management beforehand, and sign them in and out every time the leave.

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?

Depending on the availability of rooms before your arrival date, you may be able to arrive early.

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

Unfortunately it is not possible to swap rooms in hall, if you have issues with the room you have been allocated please contact the hall management.

What if I want to extend my stay?

It is possible to extend your stay, but you will have to pay the applicable summer rate for 2017 this £209. If you would like to extend your stay please contact the hall management.

Is there a cleaning service available?  

Under special circumstances it can be arranged, it costs £30 per bathroom, £100 per kitchen including oven.

What are the laundry charges?  

The laundry costs £2.30 per wash and £1.20 per dry.

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

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

Additional & Damage Costs- Please refer to page 32 of Liberty Livings ‘Guide to Living’

Please note all information was current as of the 31 March 2017.