The Student Lodge offers you the complete package, all-inclusive.
Our payment structure, unlike many other student accommodations are extremely flexible as we understand being a student and living on a budget isn’t easy so we are here to help.
There is NO booking fee.
When do I pay?
We offer the options of paying, monthly, termly or upfront. If you pay for your entire stay upfront, then you will receive a discount of £200.
What if I’m late with my payment?
Maybe your student finance hasn’t come through yet, or maybe you are just struggling to make ends meet this month. The Student Lodge aims to work will all our students and find the suitable solution, if you tell us up-front about any issues we can usually help. However should you be late with making payment without prior agreement with us we charge a fixed rate administrative charge of £25.
What is Council Tax?
The Council Tax is set by local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales to pay for local services that they provide, such as rubbish collection, the police and the fire brigade.
As a student do I have to pay Council Tax?
Most students do not have to pay Council Tax, but some do. Therefore, it is worth taking time to check that you qualify for exemption. Guidance on whether or not you are exempt from Council Tax can be found by visiting the following link here.
Please be aware that not all courses qualify for Council Tax exemption and you should check with your University or College.
Will The Student Lodge charge me Council Tax?
The Student Lodge will not charge Council Tax to any student who is exempt. However, if you do not qualify for exemption status, then The Student Lodge will pass on the appropriate clause as raised by the council. It is very important that you check your status before you sign a Contract with us. It is your responsibility to provide us with a copy of your Council Tax Exemption Certificate.
How do I apply for a Council Tax Exemption Certificate?
Usually, the Admissions Office at your University/College/Institution will provide you with a Council Tax Exemption Certificate. The Student Lodge requires a copy of this 7 days following your enrollment on your course.
What happens if my course does not qualify for Council Tax Exemption?
You will be required to pay the Council Tax charge on the property you are staying in.
I am an international student, does Council Tax affect me?
If you are in attendance at a University/College/Institution in the UK is classed as full-time then you are usually exempt from paying Council Tax.
However, not all courses qualify for the exemption and you should seek guidance from your University/College/Institution and refer to the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) by clicking here
In some cases, where there are shorter course for international students (Erasmus Students or Students on the Socrates Scheme) the Institution where you are studying can provide a letter of exemption which is also accepted by the Local Council. Please check with your Institution.
We are delighted to provide a 32 inch TV in every room. All TV’s come with Freeview and USB slots so that you can play your own content.
It is the responsibility of The Student Lodge to place the TV on the wall for you, however, it is the responsibility of the Tenant to pay for their own TV License.
Please click here for more information and to pay for your TV License.
Here at The Student Lodge, we believe that the internet is the gateway to the future. It not only aids us in our day to day lives but enables us to develop ourselves and expand our knowledge.
We have allocated enough bandwidth for all our tenants to work efficiently in the comfort of your rooms and communal areas. Students are allowed to use the internet for general browsing and university work as and when required.
The Student Lodge forbids any downloading of copyrighted material or using our connections for anything illicit in nature.
We also reserve the right to monitor and restrict access should we believe that someone is abusing the network.