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Willen House

General

This residence is offered exclusively to City, University of London students by EC1 Residences, a third party housing provider. Students who are offered accommodation at Willen House will sign an agreement with EC1 Residences and not with City, University of London, and will therefore be bound by EC1 Residences' terms and conditions of residence.

Main features

  • Willen House offers 157 self-contained studio apartments, each with their own en-suite bathroom and kitchenette.
  • A common room with access to a television, pool table, air hockey and table tennis.
  • Bicycle storage is available to all students.
  • For the summer months, Willen House has two outdoor terraces complete with tables and chairs.
  • Accommodation for students with mobility support needs is available.
  • Approximately 10 minutes' walk from City, University of London's main site at Northampton Square, and 10 minutes' walk from Cass Business School.

In addition, all halls have 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
  • Self service laundry facilities.

Please note: Willen House has five floors. There is access by lift up to the fourth floor, then stairs to the fifth floor.

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Cost

Prices for 2017/18

Room TypeContract StartContract EndNumber of WeeksPrice per WeekTotal PriceDepositHall Fee (initial rent payment*)
Band 1 Studio10 September 201726 August 201850£231.15£11,557.50£350£650
Band 2 Studio10 September 201726 August 201850£235.63£11,781.50£350£650
Band 3 Studio10 September 201726 August 201850£245.72£12,286.00£350£650
Band 4 Studio10 September 201726 August 201850£250.55£12,527.50£350£650
Band 5 Studio10 September 201726 August 201850£257.69£12,884.50£350£650

Prices for 2016/17

Room TypeContract StartContract EndNumber of WeeksPrice per WeekTotal PriceDepositHall Fee (initial rent payment*)
Band 1 Studio11 September 201627 August 201750£224.42£11,221.00£350£650
Band 2 Studio11 September 201627 August 201750£229.74£11,487.00£350£650
Band 3 Studio11 September 201627 August 201750£238.56£11,928.00£350£650
Band 4 Studio11 September 201627 August 201750£243.25£12,162.50£350£650
Band 5 Studio11 September 201627 August 201750£250.18£12,509.00£350£650

*Payable upon booking

What is included in the cost of the rent?

  • Utility bills (water, electricity, heating)
  • Internet access provided by Ask4

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.), however bedding packs are available for £25 to be collected on your arrival at Willen House.
  • 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.

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Location

Willen House is situated on Bath 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 Willen House 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: Old Street

Approximate walking distance from City, University of London main campus: 10 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 are the rent instalment dates?

The rent instalment dates are 1st September 2017, 1st December 2017 and 8th March 2018.

How many instalments is the rent paid?

Rent is paid in 3 equal instalments plus the £1,000.00 due upon booking

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

If you are being sponsored and can provide written evidence of the dates upon which you receive your sponsorship.

How much do I need to pay for each instalment?

The amounts of each instalments depend on the room banding;

  • Band 1 £3,635.83
  • Band 2 £3,710.50
  • Band 3 £3,878.67
  • Band 4 £3,959.17
  • Band 5 £4,078.17

Do you need an UK Guarantor to pay instalments?

No, you do not need a UK based guarantor.

Payments

What do I need to pay to reserve my room?

When you reserve your room, you will need to pay £1,000.00, being £350.00 deposit plus £650.00 rent

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 Willen 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 US loan students to coincide with their loan receipts.

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?

Yes. If you cancel prior to 29th August 2016, you would receive a full refund.

If you cancel between 29th August 2016 and 10th September 2016 you would lose your £350 deposit. If you want to cancel after 11th September you would be liable until you find a replacement City postgraduate to take over the room.

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, in accordance with clause 9.4 of the licence agreement. If you leave early and your room is taken by a new resident who pays a deposit the 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 two nights a week.

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?

No.

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

At the time of booking you will be able to choose your room, based on availability. If you are unhappy with the room, you can change once again dependent on availability.

What if I want to extend my stay?

Unfortunately it is not possible.

Is there a cleaning service available?

No.

What are the laundry charges?

The cost of laundry is £2.50 per wash and £1.00 per dry.

Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Cancellation Policy- Please refer to section 32 of Terms & Conditions

Additional & Damage Costs

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

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