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University managed properties

‌University managed properties are privately owned properties let through the University. The properties are located throughout St Andrews ranging in size from two person to five person with one larger property for nine. The fixed term contracts for these properties run from June to June or from early September to June each year.

List of Managed Properties

Private landlords can access further information on our Direct Lease Scheme Information (Word, 54 KB)

For more information, please see the frequently asked questions below. Please click on the question to expand the content:


Applying

Can I apply for halls as well as direct lease property?

No, you can only apply for one or the other.

How do I obtain an accommodation reference?

Reference request forms are available from Student Accommodation Services for direct lease properties.  Alternatively email Student Accommodation Services at accommodation@st-andrews.ac.uk

If I am unsuccessful with my application for direct lease, what should I do?

You will need to secure your own accommodation within the private sector.  The following may be of help:

Student Pad: http://www.standrewsstudentpad.co.uk

Property Agents: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/accommodation/ug/current/private/

The sinner: http://www.thesinner.net/


Money matters

How do I pay my deposit for a direct lease property?

Student Accommodation Services are no longer taking any deposits for properties managed or owned by the University.

How can we pay our accommodation fees?

Payment arrangements can be made with our Finance staff who are based in the Old Union Reception (ASC) offices at 79 North Street.  They can be contacted by e-mail on studentfinance@st-andrews.ac.uk and asc@st-andrews.ac.uk or by telephone on 01334-462585/2586/2020.  You are also able to check your fees on line through the student finance link on the University website and further information on the different payment options available from the University can be obtained using the following link:

paying your accommodation fees

Do I need to pay council tax in a direct lease property?

No-full time students are exempt from paying council tax, regardless of their accommodation.  You will be able to obtain council tax exemption by completing the appropriate form which is available from:

Fife Council
Finance & Asset Management Services
Fife House
North St
Glenrothes
Fife
KY7 5LY
Telephone: 08451551144

Arrival

How can we collect our keys?

Unless otherwise advised your keys will be available for collection from Student Accommodation Services from the date your contract is scheduled to start and during office hours the contact details are as follows:

University of St Andrews
Student Accommodation Services
Butts Wynd
North Street
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 9AL

Phone: 01334 46 2503/2504/2505/2506  
Fax: 01334 465555
Email: accommodation@st-andrews.ac.uk

If you anticipate arriving after 5pm please let us know in advance as we will then have to make arrangements for the keys to be left with our out-of-hours staff who will be on duty and are based a North Street at No 93. If they are out on with when you arrive in St Andrews they can be contacted on either 01334 476161 or 01334 463985

We would like to get the utilities turned on before we arrive - what is the proper procedure for this?
The utilities will already be switched on for your arrival however you will have to set up the accounts for the property in your own names, using the meter readings provided for you on the inventories, which you will get from us with your keys.
What is the procedure for paying for Utilities - do we pay them directly or through the University?

You will have to set up the accounts for the property in your own names, using the meter readings provided for you on the inventories and you will make payment directly to the utility company you decide to use.

It's my understanding that there are different electricity and gas companies we could choose from - is that true?

You are free to use any supplier you like to provide your utilities.  Transco (Tel:08706 081524) and S.Power NPAS (Tel: 0845 270 9101) will be able to confirm who the current suppliers are for your property and you will also be able to get current prices etc. from utility providers from one of the web comparison sites.


Repairs

How do I request a repair?

Email your request to Student Accommodation Services at accommodation@st-andrews.ac.uk or collect a repair request form which is available from Student Accommodation Services, Butts Wynd

In case of an emergency or should I get locked out of the building late at night, who do I need to call?
Any issues that arise out with our office hours should be directed to our Out of Hours staff who can be reached on 01334 476161 or extension 1212 from an internal phone.

What is provided

Do we need to have a television license?

You must be covered by a valid television license to watch or record television programmes as they are being shown on television.  This includes the use of devices such as a computer, mobile phone, games console, digital box and DVD/VHS recorder.  Further information on how to obtain a television license can be found at http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/for-your-home/students-aud1

Is there a telephone connection and internet service?

Telephone and internet service provision is a private arrangement tenants have to make directly with the service provider of their choice.  You can arrange to have the telephone connected and the service set up in your name by contacting British Telecom or a similar provider and any charges would obviously depend on the level of service you arrange.  Further information on how to go about this along with costs etc. from BT can be obtained from the following web site: http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic.do?topicId=25497

It is however also worthwhile checking current prices etc. from other utility providers from one of the web comparison sites such as: http://www.moneysupermarket.com or www.cable.co.uk or http://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk/broadband/student-broadband#article

Is my University property furnished?

University managed properties are all fully furnished and equipped.  The following standard inventory will give you an idea of what is provided as part of the let:

Bedrooms (per student) - maximum 2 persons per room

1 x 3ft bed and mattress, 1 duvet, 1 pillow, 1 mattress protector

1 wardrobe, 1 chest of drawers, 1 desk/table, 1 desk chair, 1 study lamp, 1 waste bin, 1 mirror, bookshelves (movable or fixed - approx 6ft per person)

Sitting/Dining Room

One easy chair or equivalent per student

Adequate dining table & chairs for tenants

Coffee/occasional tables

Kitchen

1 cooker (oven & hob), 1 Fridge or Fridge Freezer, 1 washing machine, 1 kettle, 1 iron, 1 ironing board, cutlery & crockery, pots & pans, kitchen utensils, rubbish bin

Cleaning Utensils

Vacuum cleaner, dustpan & brush, sweeping brush, floor mop & bucket, toilet brush & holder