Room Allocation Policy
The objective of this document is to advise you on how our student accommodation is allocated.
(Please note, if a nomination agreement is in place then the allocation policy of the nominating university will take precedence over this policy.)
Abodus Student Living operates an allocation policy that does not discriminate on the grounds of race, colour, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, age, gender, or disability.
Who can apply?
You can apply for Abodus Student Livings' accommodation if you are in full time education and you are over 18 years old at the commencement of the University/College term.
When can I apply?
At the end of each year and before the following academic year we publish our rents on the Portland Green Student Village website (usually in November/December). You can then apply for accommodation.
How can I apply?
You can apply online at www.pgsv.co.uk.
Do I need a guarantor?
Yes, you will need a guarantor unless you are paying the entire year upfront. The guarantor will guarantee the financial obligations of the tenancy agreement. This means that if you do not pay your rent we will ask them to pay on your behalf. Your guarantor must be over 18 and should be a homeowner or in full time employment. They should also be aware of their responsibilities if you do not pay your rent. We may carry out credit checks and contact some guarantors for bank references to ensure they are able to pay if you are unable to.
Is a deposit payable?
A £300 deposit is payable before moving in as security against the terms of the tenancy. All students on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement will have their deposit protected under the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (please refer to www.depositprotection.com), which means that your landlord cannot unfairly hold back your deposit when you leave.
Student Allocation Policy
How will you assess my application? We will consider your application if it meets the following criteria: -
- You are 18 years or older when starting your academic course
- You will be, or are currently, attending/enrolled at University/College
- You are not currently in breach of an existing tenancy agreement for any reason
- There is a suitable room available that meets your requirements
Disability and Special Requirements
We will make every effort to meet the needs of students with disabilities or special needs. If you have a medical condition/special need that affects your accommodation requirement please let us know in the additional notes section when you complete your application online or by paper form. Applicants are encouraged to disclose any special requirements (medical, religious etc.) to enable an informed allocation. Where appropriate, an applicant may be prioritised through the allocation categories because of a special requirement disclosure.
Please note, we will reject your application if any of the following apply: -
- You are currently in breach of an existing tenancy agreement for any reason
- There is no suitable room available that meets your requirements
- You do not meet the criteria listed above
When will an offer of accommodation be made?
We aim to make you an offer of accommodation within 5 working days of receiving a completed application. We will endeavour but cannot guarantee that we can meet all your requirements. If we cannot offer you suitable accommodation, we will contact you and ask if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.
What happens when I am on a waiting list?
You will stay on the waiting list/s of your choice until a bed space becomes available. When a bed space becomes available, we will contact you detailing the offer of accommodation.
How long is an offer valid?
The offer of accommodation must be accepted by you within 5 working days or it may be withdrawn.
How do I accept the offer?
You must firstly return, provide or complete the following: -
- You and your guarantor must accept the Tenancy Agreement online
- Read and understand our rules and regulations
- Pay your reservation deposit
If you wish to appeal against a decision made about your application for accommodation you will need to contact The Village Manager, in writing, stating the reasons for the appeal.
Student Allocation Policy Equality and Diversity: Equal Opportunities Policy
We are committed to promoting Equal Opportunities in the provision of housing services and in the employment of staff and contractors, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin, religion or belief, disability, age, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.
Portland Green Student Village
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