This has been the theme suggested by Birmingham University on the subject of student housing in Selly Oak every year that we can remember. For those students looking for accommodation for next year they tell you not to rush, indeed in many cases they say "leave it until the New Year".


One short story tells the tale of one girl who adhered to Birmingham University's advice not to rush when she was looking for a student house in Selly Oak.



A couple of years ago, on the first day back at Uni in January she went into one of the local estate agents and all she wanted was a 5 bed house but the minimum criteria was that the house had to have 2 bathrooms.



When I saw her she was sitting there in tears having been told that all the 5 bed 2 bathroom houses had gone before Christmas. I asked her why she had left it so late to look and she told me the housing department at the University had told her so.



The bottom line is this: if you are looking for student accommodation in Selly Oak for next year follow the 3 point plan.



1. discuss with your friends how many people you want to live with.

2. set your upper budget for price.

3. check out our Unipads website for houses of your chosen size and price and select up to a maximum of 5 to view.



We will then show you our superb houses, all in Selly Oak, and you can select the one that you like the best.

You do not have to take our word for it but please believe us when we tell you that THE BEST HOUSES ALWAYS GO FIRST".



Thinking about student accommodation in Selly Oak ? Think UNIPADS 



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.



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!

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!

What happens if things go wrong? We at Unipads have the answer!

More often than not, when prospective students from the University of Birmingham are looking for a student house or flat in Selly Oak, they do not really think about problems that might occur in the property.

What happens if the shower stops working or if a radiator starts to leak ?

We, at Unipads, are aware of the importance of providing a speedy response to students and we are very proud of our record on this subject. Our trusted maintenance team are usually in the Selly Oak student area and deal with most issues within 24 hours, if not faster!

Our suggestion to you when viewing a property is "speak to the current tenants". They will tell you about our record on the subject. Hopefully there won't have been any problems, but if there have been any, we like to think that the issue was corrected swiftly.

This should give you the confidence to know that a Unipads house is a safe house and you won’t find a better property to live in Selly Oak!