Norwich is a safe and beautiful place to live. With a huge private rental market offering great value properties all over the city, there is sure to be the perfect place for you.
If you are living off-campus and require help or advice please contact the Student Union Advice Centre. UEA SU also runs the Homerun service, which provides a housing list of houses, flats, bedsits and lodgings available for rental in the private sector. Homerun can also offer general advice and information about renting in the private sector. However, it is your responsibility to deal directly with the agent or landlord when making accommodation arrangements in the private sector.
As accommodation in UEA residences is limited to one year, returning students will have to find accommodation in the private sector for their second year and throughout the rest of their course.
The Student Union holds a 'housing event' each year (usually January/February), when the first housing list for the following academic year is released. This is an invaluable resource for students finding private accommodation for the first time, and students are strongly advised not to start looking for private housing until after the housing event.
Houses, flats and bedsits are nearly always furnished but you should expect to provide bedding, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
You are advised to enter into a legal contract with the landlord. If you have any doubts over the wording or content of the contract, the UEA SU advice centre can offer support.
Student Union Advice Centre for Private Sector Housing
Telephone: 01603 592505
SU Homerun Service
Student Union Welfare Officer
Telephone: 01603 593463