If you are an international student and you’d like to live in town rather than on campus for a year then Escape Campus can help you. We have years of working with international students and we know that it can be hard to find a landlord who will be willing to rent to international students. You will need to know the following information before you can rent a house in Lancaster.
- From 1st February 2016 all landlords have a legal obligation to check the immigration status of their tenants so if you are an international student we will need to see evidence of your right to reside in the UK, which you can usually get from Student Services on campus. We will need to see original copies of whatever documentation you have.
- Students renting our houses usually need to have a UK-based guarantor who will have to guarantee to pay rent should they drop out of their contract. We know that this can be tricky for International Students so here at Escape Campus we are keen to rent to International Students with many of our landlords being happy to be more flexible, taking a larger deposit or we can arrange a different payment structure.
- We will keep your money safe and secure because we use the Client Money Protection Service which means that your money is kept in a separate account until it is due to be paid to your landlord
- Our high standards and our ‘agent member’ status of Lancaster University Homes means that you can relax and enjoy a year living in the City, and we’ll make sure your accommodation is of a high standard and is kept that way.
- Our houses are fully furnished so you won’t need to worry about shipping any furniture from overseas – you can just bring your suitcase and move straight in!
- If you are a single student looking for accommodation in the City, get in touch with us. We often have houses where there is a space for someone to join so if you don’t have a group to move with, we can help you find one.
- We will be at the student housing fairs in Lancaster at both Universities every year so come and say hello!
If you are in a group of international students and you need some help to find a student house in Lancaster then give us a ring on 01524 926326 or message us via our Facebook page or send us an email and we can help you to find one. We can also give you advice about great locations in the city to live, and what you’ll need to bring with you when you come to Lancaster.