Update: December 2014 - Book your house for the 2015/16 academic year now!!
Welcome to our home on the web!
If you are a student (or a parent / guardian) looking for suitable private sector student accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent, then I hope we can be of assistance.
My name is Alan Scoones, and I am the landlord of the properties displayed on this web site. These are managed by myself and my wife, Deb - no agencies are involved - and we like to think that we offer a quality service regarding accommodation for students attending University in Stoke. We have recently celebrated our 10th successful year of providing Student houses in Stoke-on-Trent, so I hope that inspires some confidence that we have some idea what we are doing!
All properties are ideally placed for the Stoke campus of Staffordshire University, with Stoke railway station nearby and very easy access to local shops and the city centre.
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Typically, tenants will be students that have spent their first year in the University "Halls of Residence" and are looking to move into private student accommodation for the 2nd and 3rd years.
Finding somewhere suitable to live is important. Besides the location, you need to be confident that the home you're moving to is properly maintained, comfortable, and as safe and secure as possible.
Besides not asking for a large deposit, we charge a very competitive and fair rent which includes the house bills! This rent&bills "combo", is a single payment each month or quarter, to cover both the rent, all house utility bills, TV licence and cable broadband. This makes it very easy to budget and ensures the lights stay on and the house stays warm! Most students really appreciate this service, as it means they can just move in and concentrate on what is important to them, rather than try and work out who to pay, how much to pay, when to pay, etc. We take care of all that. See the individual properties for exact details, but as guide per person, rents are in the range of just £56 to £60 per week, with the bills "contribution" being currently £12 per week. I think you will find this very competitive.
As you will see from the logo's at the top of the page, we are registered with the "North and Central Staffordshire Landlord Accreditation Scheme" monitored and run by Stoke City Council - which means our properties meet the specified standards in terms of health and safety and basic standards (although we like to think we exceed these!). We are also registered members of The North Staffordshire Landlords Association.
We have a program of continually upgrading the properties, both in terms of the structure and contents, with a policy of replacing "old with new" - not secondhand, wherever possible.
All our properties have a CORGI Gas Safety check annually, an NIC/EIC Electrical Safety Inspection Certificate, Energy Performance Certificate, and are equipped with mains powered smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire blankets, etc. They all comply with current housing legislation and local council regulations in respect of planning, Building Control, Environmental Health and Fire regulations. The gas boilers are professionally serviced every 12 months and the cooker thoroughly tested at the same time as the safety check is done, for maximum safety.
Please have a look around the site and if you like what you see, then please contact us
for more details or to arrange a viewing. We look forward to meeting you and personally showing you around!