When you are in the market for student housing, Selly Oak Birmingham is a great place to consider rental accommodation for students Birmingham University. With such a wide variety of students lets in Birmingham, though, you may find it tricky and more than a little overwhelming to choose the best one. To give you a helping hand and a nudge in the right direction, we are going to look at some of the most important things you need to look for when choosing student flats in Birmingham.

To do this we are going to consider each area of the average accommodation.

Shared Space

The first thing you need to consider when looking at the shared spaces of any student accommodation is that there is enough room for everyone. Although you are likely going to have to compromise to some extent, you want to make sure you are all going to be comfortable enough for the duration of the time you are house sharing together.

You also need to check that all the mod cons are supplied, or you will have some expensive purchases to make. Some landlords tend to avoid investing and supplying certain appliances because they know it's their responsibility to sort out repairs when they are needed. So always check that appliances like a washing machine, microwave, oven and even television are included in the rental price and agreement.

The Bedrooms

As the bedrooms are going to be your own and your housemate’s personal spaces you need to make sure they meet several important criteria.

You are probably going to spend a lot of time in there studying, so it should have enough room for a desk in addition to a bed and storage.

Last but not least when it comes to the bedroom, it needs to be a place where you will feel comfortable spending time there.


In a shared house, although it’s not always possible, it’s a good idea to choose one with more than one bathroom. The last thing you want is to have disputes and fall ours because of the length of time you all spend in the shower.

On the subject of showers, we would suggest that when looking at student properties in Birmingham, one of the non-negotiables should be at least one working shower. You may feel uncomfortable checking this, but there is no need to be scared to ask about the shower during the viewing. As anyone reading this who has had experience with a temperamental shower in the past will vouch for, it is not fun when you are trying to get ready in the morning, but the shower keeps switching from cold to hot erratically or is just not powerful enough. If it doesn’t meet your preferences you could ask about it being repaired, replaced, or even upgraded.