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The Clink Durham

The Clink
Mayorswell Close
Durham
DH1 1NY

The Clink is a brand new accommodation set in a quiet but prime location; 5 minutes from both the city centre and St Hild and St Bede College.

The Clink offers students a range of modern en-suite cluster bedrooms and studios all with double beds, large showers and ample storage space.

The Clink also features contemporary common rooms, a gym, cinema room and games room.

Group bookings and individual bookings are being taken at The Clink. Apartments are available in groups of 4,5 or 6.

You won’t just be renting a room at The Clink. There’s a whole heap of other facilities here which you won’t want to live without. Space you’ll be drawn to and where you will want to spend your downtime including stylish common rooms, a games room, gym, cinema room and group study spaces.

Prices are fully inclusive of all bills including electricity, gas, water and internet, meaning there are no hidden extras. In addition, the whole property is professionally managed on site, so if there are any problems with the property, we sort them out.

No deposit – just a £250 non-refundable reservation fee (which is later deducted from your rent).

Make The Clink your home from July 2017.  Contact us to find out more.

*Please note there are no lifts in the residential areas of The Clink. The only lift is in Kepier House where the communal areas are located.

Email: theclink@universalstudentliving.com
Phone: 0191 386 6142

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More than student accommodation.
You won’t simply be renting a room at The Clink.
There’s a whole heap of other facilities here which you won’t want to live without.
Spaces you’ll be drawn to and where you will want to spend your downtime.

  • Brand new
  • Apartments for 4, 5 or 6 to share
  • Great range of studios
  • All rooms en suite
  • Superfast Broadband
  • Double beds
  • Group study space
  • Games room
  • Quiet location yet very central
  • 5 minute walk from city centre
  • 5 minute walk from college of St. Hild and St. Bede

 

Facilities

  • WiFi throughout
  • All-inclusive Rent (inc utilities and contents insurance)
  • Stylish Common Rooms
  • Key fob entry system
  • On-site management and maintenance team
  • Laundry
  • CCTV
  • Cinema room
  • Gym
  • Large screen Smart HDTVs in apartment kitchens

Address

The Clink
Mayorswell Close
Durham
DH1 1NY

Our Rooms

From £137.50 PW
Ensuite
Available

Ensuite

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £137.50
Price Per Year: £6,763
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Stylish bedrooms with en suite shower rooms including extra-large shower cubicles (you’ll really love these!).
These rooms share a fantastic kitchen and living space with the other rooms in your apartment. Apartments are available for 4, 5 or 6 students.

In your bedroom you will find:

  • 4ft double bed
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi

In your shared living space we have provided:

  • Large screen Smart HDTV
  • Stylish bench seating and dining table
  • Comfortable sofas
  • Designer kitchen
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From £145 PW
Ensuite Plus
Available

Ensuite Plus

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £145
Price Per Year: £7,145
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

These rooms are slightly bigger bedrooms located in Howard House, tucked into the eaves with a roof light so you can stare at the stars.

These rooms share a fantastic kitchen and living space with the other rooms in your apartment. Apartments are available for 4, 5 or 6 students.

In your bedroom you will find:

  • 4ft double bed
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi

In your shared living space we have provided:

  • Large screen Smart HDTV
  • Stylish bench seating and dining table
  • Comfortable sofas
  • Designer kitchen
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From £150 PW
Ensuite Premium
Fully Booked

Ensuite Premium

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £150
Price Per Year: £7,400
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Our best en-suite rooms on the top floor of Bridewell House, with bigger wardrobe and incredible views.

These rooms share a fantastic kitchen and living space with the other rooms in your apartment. Apartments are available for 4, 5 or 6 students.

In your bedroom you will find:

  • 4ft double bed
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi

In your shared living space we have provided:

  • Large screen Smart HDTV
  • Stylish bench seating and dining table
  • Comfortable sofas
  • Designer kitchen
From £155 PW
Standard Studio
Available

Standard Studio

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £155
Price Per Year: £7,655
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Our spacious studio apartments have all the great features of an En Suite Bedroom with the added bonus of your own kitchen and dining space.

In your bedroom you will find:

  • Full size double bed
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En suite shower room with extra-large shower cubicle
  • Kitchenette with integrated appliances
  • Breakfast bar with stools or dining table and chairs
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi
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From £170 PW
Studio Plus
Available

Studio Plus

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £170
Price Per Year: £8,420
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

These larger studios (21 square metres) are on the top floor and feature a study desk that is placed right under your window with peaceful views over the valley.

  • 4ft6in full double bed
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En-suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi
  •  Stylish studio kitchen
  • Breakfast bar and stools
  • Extra bookcase and storage
  • TV socket
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From £180 PW
Deluxe Studio
Available

Deluxe Studio

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £180
Price Per Year: £8,930
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

At 24 square metres you have even more space for friends to join you for dinner parties and a dining table of your own!

  • 4ft6in full double bed
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En-suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi
  •  Stylish studio kitchen
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Extra bookcase and storage
  • TV socket
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From £185 PW
Premium Studio
Available

Premium Studio

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £185
Price Per Year: £9,185
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Perfect for couples or those of you that require a little more space, these studios are 26-28 metres square!

  • 4ft6in full double bed
  • Dual occupancy available for £30 extra per week
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En-suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi
  •  Stylish studio kitchen
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Extra bookcase and storage
  • TV socket
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From £190 PW
Mezzanine Studio
Available

Mezzanine Studio

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £190
Price Per Year: £9,440
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Split level studios with a separate bedroom on a platform above your living space. Great for couples too!

  • 4ft6in full double bed
  • Dual occupancy available for £30 extra per week
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En-suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi
  • Stylish studio kitchen
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Extra bookcase and storage
  • TV socket
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From £235 PW
Super Studio
Available

Super Studio

Contract Length: 51 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £235
Price Per Year: £11,735
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Our biggest room with its own front door. These rooms also feature a walk-in wardrobe!

  • 4ft6in full double bed
  • Dual occupancy available for £30 extra per week
  • Study desk with swivel chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Plenty of storage
  • En-suite
  • Broadband connectivity
  • WiFi
  • Stylish studio kitchen
  • Dining table and chairs
  • Extra bookcase and storage
  • TV socket
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Local Area

University

Durham University

A university with long traditions and modern values, operating in two locations: in the city of Durham and at Queen’s Campus, Stockton-on-Tees. With over 140 undergraduate degree programmes in arts, health, humanities, sciences and social scenes it offers on the broadest ranges of degree programmes within the UK. 90% of students are satisfied with their experience at Durham University – National Student Survey 2015.

Transport

Buses:
Durham Bus Station DH1 1SF

Train:
Durham Train Station DH1 4RB

Taxis:
Paddy’s Taxis DH1 5TA
Bill’s Taxis DH1 1HB

Nightlife

Bars/Clubs:

– Colpitts DH1 4EL
– Ye Old Elm Tree DH1 4PS
– Durham Live Lounge DH1 4SH
– Klute Nightclub DH1 3AF
– Loveshack DH1 1WA
– Jimmy Allen’s DH1 3AA

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book with my friends?

Yes. Where possible we will arrange group bookings, subject to availability and 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, or request when booking, and we will let you know if this is possible.

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.

Can I bring my car?

Some of our properties do offer parking; limited parking spaces are available at an additional charge. If you visit the property page on our website you can see if the site offers parking. Alternatively you can contact the Accommodation Manager at your chosen location for more details.

What do I need to bring with me?
  • Bed linen, duvet, pillows and sheets
  • Kitchen utensils, including saucepans, plates, cutlery and glasses.
  • Personal items to dress your room
  • Stationery
  • Don’t forget your laptop!
Will my room be checked?

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

Details of costs for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the handbook you will be provided at the beginning of your tenancy.

Do you accommodate all students?

Yes, Freshers / Returning students / Placement students / Postgraduates / International and home students. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Can I move out before my tenancy ends?

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.

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 a maintenance man to attend and fix the problem.

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.

You must have a UK guarantor if you opt to pay your rent in 3 instalments.

You do not need a guarantor if you pay all your rent before the start of your contract.

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.

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?

You need to pay a reservation fee once we have confirmed a room is available, and before your booking is completed.

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 terms 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
What is included in the rent?

Your rent is all- inclusive of utility bills, including electricity and water, as well as onsite management. In addition to these each room has free internet access.

The inclusive rent is subject to an excess use surcharge if we feel, after consultation with you  and warning you, that your use of electricity or water is excessive.

How do I pay my rent?

Rent can be paid in one instalment or in three instalments throughout the year. If you want to pay in 3 instalments you will need a verified  UK guarantor, and need to sign a Direct Debit Mandate.

The first instalment of rent (or single instalment) 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.

 

Is the internet provided?

Yes, there is an  internet connection in all bedrooms in our properties, and most now also have Wi-Fi. The service is included in your rent.

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.

Do you offer dual occupancy?

We offer dual occupancy at some of our sites on our largest rooms.

Dual occupancy is charged at £30 extra per week and is payable in line with the usual rent instalments.

Details of the permitted occupant must be registered with us.