Wow !! Where did the past year go ?

 

It doesn’t seem like 5 minutes since we were showing prospective tenants around our Selly Oak properties last year.

 

The world of student accommodation doesn’t stand still nor do we at Unipads. 

 

In the past year we have completed our magnificent development at Elliott Apartments. 

 

In the same way as an old pub on Coronation Road was turned into 6 beautiful student homes (Elliott Villas) just a couple of years ago, so an old tyre replacement garage has been turned into our state of the art Elliott Apartments on Selly Hill Road. 8 superb apartments, all with ensuite facilities, each one designed to offer the ultimate in student accommodation. 

 

Elsewhere, during this summer we are refurbishing no fewer than 5 of our houses in Selly Oak, ranging from ground floor improvements at 175 Hubert Road and 6 Rose Cottages through to a total re-design at 282 Hubert Road converting a tired, old style house into a 6 bedroom house with all en-suite bathrooms.

 

Check out the details on our Unipads website. 

 

You won’t be disappointed.

 

 

We are already receiving enquiries for the 2020-21 year...our properties will be released in the next few weeks so please keep checking the website! If you can't wait that long feel free to drop us an email or call the Unipads Team!

University students in Birmingham looking for housing in the Selly Oak area -BEWARE!

 

One particular agent, who shall of course remain nameless, has been known to use a particular ruse to perpetrate the most appalling scam on unsuspecting young Birmingham University students looking for accommodation in Selly Oak.

 

A group of students went to view a particular property with this Selly Oak estate agent. They loved the house and went back to the agents office to sign up.

First of all, each of them had to pay the agent a registration fee which effectively is a fee that the agents charge for nothing else other than showing the group over some houses. Most students think that this fee might form part of the deposit. NO IT DOES NOT. It goes straight into their pockets.

 

UNIPADS  DO NOT CHARGE FEES

 

When the students went back to sign the tenancy agreement they were told by the agents that unfortunately the house they wanted had been signed up by another group. However they do have other houses for the same number of people which they could offer. When the students told the agents that they didn't like any of the alternatives and asked for their registration fee back they were told that they couldn't have it. The agents told the unsuspecting students that the registration form they signed and the fee they paid was not for that specific property but covered any property that might be offered to them.

 

PLEASE BE WARY OF THIS TYPE OF SCAM AND DO NOT GET CAUGHT OUT.

 

We at UNIPADS DO NOT charge any fees.

 

With us you are dealing DIRECTLY with the landlords and not through any intermediaries.

 

At Unipads we don't provide just the bricks and mortar.  We also supply everything else you will need whilst inside it to make your University stay as comfortable as possible. 

Bedrooms are fully equipped with modern furnishings!  Meanwhile, our open planned living accommodation enjoy generous kitchens with dining facilities complemented with high spec appliances.  There is even some funky wall art in every house.

All the little extras such as vacuum cleaners and microwaves are also included for your use at no extra charge. Our brand new Apartment Scheme, Elliott Apartments, also includes a Cleaning Service!

So often we hear of University of Birmingham students visiting properties and reserving that house or apartment based on the soft furnishings, only to find out when they move in it's all vanished, or even replaced with inferior alternatives - yes you guessed it, that 50' plasma screen and snazzy glass coffee table belonged to the tenants themselves!  Some tenants are even asked to hire, at their cost, the TV or washing machine, or face an urgent trip to IKEA to find a suitable desk chair!

Don't worry...because when you choose a Unipads student property, everything you saw in terms of the trendy furniture and useful equipment when you viewed it will still in place, and waiting for you when you make that Unipads student house your home. This is particularly important as our tenants start to move into their Selly Oak Properties in advance of the new University term commencing in a few weeks!

Well here we are again. That hectic time when students from The University of Birmingham and BCU begin their search for student accommodation for the next academic year in the Selly Oak area. 

How things have changed over the years. 20 years ago Birmingham students would make it their business when they came back to University after the Easter holidays to secure a house for the following year, the tenancy period for which would commence just a couple months later in July. That would be in late April/early May. 

By the early years of the new millennium that search for Selly Oak student accommodation would start when students returned after the Xmas/New Year break in early January. This wasn’t only for Birmingham University students. This earlier search for accommodation could also be seen in other major University cities. 

The more alert student then had a good idea. “Why don’t we get our student accommodation sorted out before the Xmas holiday ? Then we don’t have to worry about it when we get back in January.”

Without it actually being publicised, that notion seemed to sweep through the various halls of residence in Selly Oak and before long, letting student houses before Xmas became the norm for the University of Birmingham. 

At Unipads, we have always been very confident of letting our Birmingham student houses early and that is, in the main, due to the high quality of our properties. 

The vast majority of Unipads houses are in the Selly Oak area and they have been designed in such a way as to greatly appeal to Birmingham University students who are looking for a quality property for their year at University. Such is the quality of our Unipads houses that there are many cases in which Birmingham students will stay on in the same house for a second year because the house offers them everything they could possibly need in a student home. 

This year has now reached a new level as far as early timing is concerned. Our Unipads website has already received 5 applications for student accommodation in Selly Oak for 2019/20. Four of those applications actually came through last week before the University of Birmingham’s autumn term had even begun !!

We all know that the early bird catches the worm but this seems ridiculously early. 

We are updating our Unipads website during the next few days and hopefully by the end of this week, the site will be ready to go. 

We look forward to hearing from you so please check out our beautiful student houses on our Unipads website and select to view the houses that meet your search criteria.