When should you start looking?
You shouldn't feel pressured into finding a home – managing agents start their promotions very early and this may not be in your best interests. Looking too early could mean you sign a tenancy agreement and then change your mind about who you want to live with, but are then stuck to the terms of the legal tenancy agreement that you have signed. There is also no guarantee of safety and security with managing agents – they are commercial organisations looking to make a profit, and also their tenancy lengths may be longer than you need.
Our information of available properties for the forthcoming academic year are promoted on Plymouth Studentpad during December each year.
If you are a new student, you must hold an unconditional firm offer before you can register on the database.
How we can help you to find your new home
Use our PlymouthStudentpad online database for your approved off campus private accommodation - it's easy to access and very user friendly.
Plymouth has a vast supply of student accommodation and you are in the fortunate position of being able to shop around. Make sure you view properties.
Access our Plymouth Studentpad database and register using your University of Plymouth email address. Don't forget to download our property viewing checklist and take it with you when you meet the landlords.