The Students’ Union provides a property finding service, SU Homes, which specialises in helping students secure local, private accommodation. All the properties they work with in Colchester are accredited by Colchester Borough Council.
Options range from rooms in shared houses, resident landlords, letting an entire house, and purpose built student accommodation.
SU Homes does not charge administration fees and your deposit is held securely as part of a government-authorised deposit scheme. As from 1 February 2016, all landlords have to check your immigration status gives you the right to rent in the UK before granting a tenancy agreement within private housing.
Council Tax is charged by the Local Authority on properties in England, Scotland, and Wales to help pay for local services. The value and use of the property, as well as the status of the residents, will determine how much Council Tax must be paid.
If you are living in University-owned halls of residence you do not need a Council Tax Certificate as these properties are exempt from Council Tax.