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Academic House

Student Accommodation in Herne Hill

Academic House, our contemporary, premium student accommodation with great amenity space, set within the heart of leafy suburb of Herne Hill, is the ideal location to live and study.

Away from the busy life of Central London it provides a quiet environment to complete your university studies. But it is also within easy access of the vibrant student scene in the city.

With a variety of room options from stylish studios to en-suite bedrooms in cluster flats, there has never been a better time to book a room in Academic House.

Relax and enjoy the views on the roof terrace and catch up with friends in the spacious common area. Academic House, Herne Hill provides everything you need to focus on your studies, meet like-minded people, share fun times and make the most of your time at university in a peaceful location close to Central London.

With all of the comforts of home – including fully fitted kitchens, on-site laundry, high speed Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms and lots of storage space; Academic House is an ideal base for your university studies. Everything at this accommodation is included in your rent – and for total peace of mind there is on-site management, 24 hour CCTV and electronic key card entry systems.

Student Housing for Central London Universities and Colleges 

Academic House is brilliantly positioned for access to many of London’s top universities and colleges. Conveniently located only 1 minute walk away from Herne Hill station you will be within close access of UCL, King’s College London, University of the Arts London, University of London, University of Westminster and South Bank University.

The beautiful Brockwell Park and Brockwell Lido are only a short 6 minutes walk from Academic House; the park organises many fun fairs and festivals across the year. The O2 Academy Brixton is only 11 minutes away by train, perfect for those who enjoy live music, and the quirky art-house cinema and cafe-bar Clapham Picture House is just 20 minutes by public transport.

Herne Hill also benefits from numerous supermarkets and a large selection of restaurants and bars.

With Central London only 11 minutes away by train you can discover all the city has to offer whenever you wish. Grab tickets for the all biggest West End musicals, soak up tales of Britain’s past and present at historic landmarks and museums, explore the city’s numerous famous art galleries, or indulge and try a new cuisine at a pop-up restaurant.

If all of this sounds like just the kind of student home you need, why not take a look at the rooms we have available in Herne Hill. 

 

The On-Site Team at Academic House

Many of our student residents are living on their own, away from parents, for the first time in their lives. So, our on-site team are passionate about being welcoming, friendly and professional; they are focused on making your time living with us enjoyable and safe.

On hand to sort out any maintenance issues quickly, the on-site team will help you integrate with other residents when you come to live with us in Herne Hill. They can help you get to grips with student life. From helping you organise a party to discovering where to shop and find the best nightlife, they are happy to lend you support any time you need it.

Address

Academic House
Herne Hill
London
SE24 9QH

Phone: 020 3700 9930

Our Rooms for 2019/20

From £210 PW
Bronze Ensuite
Available

Bronze Ensuite

Contract Length: 51 weeks Academic House
Price Per Week: From £210
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £10,460
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

The Bronze En-Suite is a private room of approximate 12m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a single bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom and a shared kitchen. The en-suite also contains a TV with a good study space. The Bronze En-Suite is perfect for sharing between 5 students with good storage and living area. Residents will have access to the following communal areas/facilities: bike store, laundry room, ground floor common room and roof terrace.

  • WiFi
  • Desk & Chair
  • En Suite
  • Single Bed
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From £220 PW
Silver Ensuite
Available

Silver Ensuite

Contract Length: 51 weeks Academic House
Price Per Week: From £220
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £10,970
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

The Silver En-Suite is a private room of approximate 12m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a single bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom and a shared kitchen. The en-suite also contains a TV with a good study space. The Silver En-Suite is perfect for sharing between 5 students with good storage and living area. Residents will have access to the following communal areas/facilities: bike store, laundry room, ground floor common room and roof terrace.

  • WiFi
  • Desk & Chair
  • En Suite
  • Single Bed
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From £225 PW
Gold Ensuite
Available

Gold Ensuite

Contract Length: 51 weeks Academic House
Price Per Week: From £225
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £11,225
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description
The Gold En-Suite is a private room of approximate 13m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom and a shared kitchen. The en-suite also contains a TV with a good study space. The Gold En-Suite is perfect for sharing between 5 students with good storage and living area. Residents will have access to the following communal areas/facilities: bike store, laundry room, ground floor common room and roof terrace.
  • WiFi
  • Desk & Chair
  • En Suite
  • Double Bed
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From £240 PW
Ruby Studio
Available

Ruby Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks Academic House
Price Per Week: From £240
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £11,990
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

The Ruby Studio is a private studio of approximate 16m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom, private kitchen having fridge, 2 ring induction hob and microwave grill. The room also contains a TV with a good study space. The Ruby Studio is perfectly laid out with good storage and a great living area. Residents will have access to the following communal areas/facilities: bike store, laundry room, ground floor common room and roof terrace.

  • WiFi
  • Desk & Chair
  • Double Bed
  • En Suite
  • Kitchenette
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From £245 PW
Gold Studio
Available

Gold Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks Academic House
Price Per Week: From £245
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £12,245
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

The Gold Studio is an extra bright studio of approximate 17m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom, private kitchen having fridge, 2 ring induction hob and microwave grill. The room also contains a TV with a good study space. The Gold Studio is perfectly laid out with good storage and a great living area. Residents will have access to the following communal areas/facilities: bike store, laundry room, ground floor common room and roof terrace.

  • WiFi
  • Desk & Chair
  • Double Bed
  • En Suite
  • Kitchenette
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From £255 PW
Diamond Studio
Available

Diamond Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks Academic House
Price Per Week: From £255
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £12,755
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

The Diamond Studio is a bright studio of approximate 20m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom, private kitchen having fridge, 2 ring induction hob and microwave grill. The room also contains a TV with a good study space. The Diamond Studio is perfectly laid out with good storage and a great living area. Residents will have access to the following communal areas/facilities: bike store, laundry room, ground floor common room and roof terrace.

  • WiFi
  • Desk & Chair
  • Double Bed
  • En Suite
  • Kitchenette
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From £265 PW
Platinum Studio
Available

Platinum Studio

Contract Length: 51 weeks Academic House
Price Per Week: From £265
Price Per Year Exc. Reservation Fee: £13,265
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

The Platinum Studio is an extra bright studio of approximate 23m2 in size. The room features all modern amenities for easy and comfortable living. It includes a double bed with under bed storage, wardrobe, private bathroom, private kitchen having fridge, 2 ring induction hob and microwave grill. The room also contains a TV, a breakfast bar with stools and a good study space. The Platinum Studio is perfectly laid out with good storage and a great living area. Residents will have access to the following communal areas/facilities: bike store, laundry room, ground floor common room and roof terrace.

  • WiFi
  • Desk & Chair
  • Double Bed
  • En Suite
  • Kitchenette
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I live with my friends?

Yes. Where possible we will try to put you with your friends. When applying for your accommodation you should let us know your preferences including the names of your friends.  We will contact you to confirm your request.

Can I move in early?

We will try and accommodate requests for early arrivals when possible. Please call your accommodation directly to check the availability.

Will my room be cleaned?

Your accommodation is cleaned for your arrival. Once you have moved in you will be responsible for cleaning your room and any shared areas within an apartment.

What do I need to bring with me?

Your room is furnished but you will need to bring the essentials such as:

Bed linen (duvet, pillows and sheets)

Kitchen utensils, including saucepans, plates, cutlery and glasses.

Towels

Toiletries

Clothes

Laptop and chargers

Personal items

See our handy checklist to help you get started.

To help you with the essentials we have teamed up with UniKitOut to make your move as simple and straightforward as possible.  You can now order bedding, bathroom and kitchen items along with accessories here and they’ll be ready and waiting for you when you move in! You can also save 10% with the code USL17.

 

Will my room be checked?

We will undertake full room (and communal areas where applicable) inspections at least three times during your tenancy period. We will check for cleanliness, damage and for missing items.

 

What kind of students will be living here?

We have all kinds of students living with us, from all over the world, studying for their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

I'm a Fresher, what can I expect?

Heading to University is an incredibly exciting time but if it’s your first time away from home you may also be feeling a bit nervous.  We’ve put together a freshers’ guide which we hope will give you an idea of what to expect and to help you settle in to Freshers’ week and university life.  The main thing to remember is that everyone is going to be in the same position as you so be yourself and you’ll be great!

What happens if there is a problem with the heating or other services?

Contact the management team in the building and they will arrange for maintenance to attend and fix the problem.

Can I rebook my room for next year?

Many of our residents are returning students who just don’t want to leave!

Apply as soon as possible in order to book your room, we cannot guarantee your room will be available; if you book early you will improve your chances.

What is a reservation fee?

Your reservation fee of £250  is due when you book your room. This is not a deposit, and once paid, is not refundable.

Your reservation fee secures your room once you sign the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and  your Guarantor signs the Guarantee (if required).

At the start of your tenancy your reservation fee converts to an advanced rent payment, and is either deducted from your single rent payment (if you pay for the year in advance) or from your first term’s rental payment (if you pay in stages).

So, for example if the total rent stated in your contract is £4,500, and you are paying in advance, you will pay £250 before signing your contract, and the remainder, £4,250 before moving in.

If you are paying by three instalments with a UK Guarantor, then you will pay the £250 reservation fee on signing, 40% of the contract rent before you move in less the reservation fee (£1,800 – £250 = £1,550), £1,800 at the start of the second term, then £900 for the third term.

 

Do I need to pay any bills?

Your weekly rent includes all electricity, heating and water bills and room internet access.

However, we follow a ‘reasonable use policy’ and if we feel your use of any of the utilities (electricity or water)  is excessive, we will notify you of our concerns, and if the excessive use does not change, we reserve the right to charge you for such excessive use.

What should I do if I lose my keys?

If you lose your keys, please request a new set from the accommodation office, you will need to pay for a replacement set. If the office is closed you can contact the Student Warden on site.

Please look after your keys;

  • Do not label them
  • Do not give them to anyone else
How old do I have to be to live in your accommodation?

To live at one of our properties you must be 18 or over, on or before, the start date of your tenancy agreement.

What do I have to pay and when?

You will need to pay the £250 non-refundable reservation fee to secure your room.

You will then have two options – you can pay by three instalments or in one lump sum.

Paying in three instalments:

Students will need to provide evidence of a UK based guarantor if they wish to pay by instalments.  Students will also need to sign a Direct Debit Mandate form to pay by instalments.

The first installment of rent is due in our bank account 10 days before the start of your tenancy. We will notify you in good time of the bank account details, or you can pay through our on-line portal with a debit card or credit card (credit cards attract a processing charge).

The start of your tenancy is the first date shown on your Assured Shorthold Tenancy, NOT the date you move into your room.

If you are receiving a Student Loan, and using this to pay your rent, you will NOT receive this loan until you have arrived at University and registered with your course. The University will then notify the Student Loans Company that you have registered, and the Student Loans Company then pay you the first terms loan, which may arrive one to two weeks after you need to move in.

It may therefore be difficult for you to pay your first rent instalment in full without your loan. If that is the case, you should speak to your guarantor to ask for assistance in the interim. If you require further assistance please contact your site team for more information.

Paying in one lump sum:

If students are unable to provide a UK based guarantor, payment will need to be paid in full at least 10 days prior to tenancy start dates.

What is a guarantor?

A Guarantor is a person that you nominate who will guarantee that your rent will be paid if you are unable to pay it yourself. The person needs to be capable of meeting your obligations if you are unable to.

If you fail to pay your rent on time, the guarantor will be responsible to ensure your rent is paid in full.

More information about guarantors can be found here.

An overseas based guarantor, or one who is overseas but has a UK bank account is not acceptable.

If you are not able to provide your own guarantor, Housing Hand is an international guarantor service that provides this service to all students who cannot provide a suitable or qualified UK Guarantor.

Housing Hand also specialises in dealing with International students who cannot provide a Guarantor in the UK.

If you would like to use or find out more about the Housing Hand Guarantor Service, please visit their website www.housinghand.co.uk or you can call their offices from +44 (0)207 205 26 25.

Do I need to have a UK based guarantor?

You will need to have a UK based guarantor if you would like to pay your rent by instalments.  If you choose to pay the total rent upfront then you will not be required to have a UK based guarantor.

Can I cancel my contract?

No. Your Tenancy Agreement is a legally binding document and you are subject to the terms and conditions of that contract.

Can I end my tenancy early?

As a tenant on a fixed term assured short hold tenancy you cannot end your tenancy early. You may find a replacement tenant for your tenancy as long as they take over the full length of your contract and pay the rent in full.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

You do not need to pay a deposit. However, you will need to pay a non-refundable £250 reservation fee to secure your room. The £250 is then deducted from your first rent instalment.

Can I smoke in the accommodation?

No. Smoking in the accommodation is forbidden.

Can I bring my pet?

Unfortunately we cannot allow pets.

What does all-inclusive mean?

All utilities – electric, gas and water – are included in the rent on a ‘fair usage allowance’ with hot water available 24-hours per day.

Contents insurance through Endsleigh www.endsleigh.co.uk

Council Tax/Rates – students are exempt from paying council tax/rates.

Is WiFi Available?

Free high-speed internet and wifi is available throughout the building(s), including bedrooms.

Get in touch

Address

Academic House
Herne Hill
London
SE24 9QH

020 3700 9930

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