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How to apply for student lettings or a residential home

We want to make the process of securing your Bangor student pad as easy and straightforward as possible, so we’ve put together some student letting advice and a few notes on how we work with you to make the booking procedure as smooth as possible. If you’re on the hunt for some residential accommodation this advice will still prove useful for finding your perfect home.  

Four simple steps to securing your home

1  View a home that you like the look of on our website and watch the available Video Tour if the property has one. Once you have decided you like the look of the property then get in touch with us through our Contact page and give us details of the property you wish to view. 

2  Attend a Virtual Viewing with a member of our Sales team, who will take you on an online tour of the property, providing valuable insight and answering any questions you may have. After this point you can then attend a physical viewing if you wish to. 


3 Follow our reservation steps to the letter, details of which can be found on the page Reserving your Varcity Living home.

4  Finally, you must sign a legally binding Occupation Contract, providing information which will help to determine whether or not your application is accepted. You can find out details on how to apply on our FAQ’s page.


What to look for when viewing your accommodation

If you’re concerned about how you apply for your residential or student letting then there’s no need to fear. We will help to make the lettings process simple and carefree. First of all, you need to make sure that the property you are interested in has the number of bedrooms you require. We have accommodation to suit a wide range of needs so be sure to explore our entire range. With the exception of studios, only one person can be allocated to a room; therefore, if there are four of you looking to share a property, you will need to make sure there are four bedrooms in the property.  

If you or any of your housemates have a car it is also a good idea to consider if there is space for you to park nearby. Some of our properties do come with parking space(s) included and if this is the case it will be stated clearly in the property description.

How do I view a property?

The majority of our properties have Video Tours available. To view this simply scroll to the bottom of the specific property page and click play. To find out more about the property simply get in touch with us to book a Virtual Viewing with a member of our team.

What is a Video Tour?

A Video Tour is a walk-through of a property, where you are guided in a first-person perspective and shown every aspect of what could be your future home. This includes everything from radiators to bedside tables, so that our customers know exactly what the property entails.

What is a Virtual Viewing?

You can book a Virtual Viewing with a member of our team from Monday to Friday, 9-5:30 and 9-1 on Saturdays. These Virtual Viewings are online viewings whereby a member of our team hosts a video call on an application that suits you and talks you through the Video Tour. They will provide you with essential information and answer any questions you may have.

Can't I just have a physical viewing?

Of course you can. However, to cut down on unnecessary travel for all our customers, and to save your valuable time, we request that you schedule a virtual viewing first, so you can find out more about the property. Most people find that they don’t require a physical viewing once they’ve experienced a virtual one.

How do I go about booking a viewing on a property?

We know how much easier it is to not have to plan your life around appointments and to manage as many things as you can online, at the click of a button. For this reason our viewings are virtual in the first instance, meaning you can view your future home online by scheduling a Virtual Viewing with a member of our team. If you then decide you would like to have a physical viewing we can schedule this with you. Contact us here to make an appointment.

I've seen a few properties I like online, when can I view them?

We encourage all our prospective occupants to watch the Video Tours for each property they like and book in Virtual Viewings for any that pique their interest. Get in touch to book a viewing.

Can I view multiple properties?

We want to do what we can to cut down on unnecessary travel, not just because it saves you time and effort, but also because it helps to cut down on pollution created by driving back and forth. Please schedule Virtual Viewings for any properties you are interested in and physical viewings only for those you are serious about renting.

What happens when I decide to take the property?

When you decide to take the property you will need to follow the steps outlined here:

  1. Each occupant is to pay an equal amount towards the holding deposit, which will take the property off the market for 7 days. You can make this payment via our website or by bank transfer. The holding deposit will form part of your security deposit but is non-refundable at this point if you fail to complete a Occupation Contract.
  2. Select a Lead Occupant, who will be responsible for managing the deposit and ensuring all the right information is in place.
  3. Contact your guarantors and ensure they are UK residents who can guarantee your rental payments should you fail to make them.
  4. Complete the online property application form.
  5. Ensure your guarantors have received and signed their electronic guarantor form.
  6. Pay the full deposit. This will be equivalent to four weeks of rent minus your holding deposit. This will be protected in an approved deposit protection scheme.
  7. Sign your Occupation Contract, which will be emailed to you for you to sign online.
  8. Congratulations! You’ve just secured your new home.