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  • What will I find on this database?

    What will I find on this database?
    Our database contains a wide range of offers of accommodation from landlords, letting agents and private halls of residence. This includes both complete flats and houses and individual rooms in shared flats and houses. Offers are primarily for long term lettings (more than 6 months) but there are also some short let options.
    For more information on what the ULHS requires of the landlords and letting agents advertising on the database please see the Our landlords and letting agents section of our website.


    Getting started

    Getting started
    To find private accommodation in London, simply enter the name of an area of London e.g. Camden, New Cross, Islington or a London postcode e.g. NW1, SE5, N7 and click “find accommodation.” If you are not sure which area you would like to live then you can enter “London” to bring up everything on the database. You can also use our area guide for some guidance on where students like to live and what the prices are in different areas. Click here for our area guide.


    Narrowing your search

    Narrowing your search
    On the following page you will be able to sort and filter your search results. For example, you will be able to sort properties by distance from your preferred location and by price. The filters will allow you to narrow your searches in many ways including showing only rooms if you are looking on your own or only whole flats and houses if you are in a group.


    Registering for full access

    Registering for full access
    You can search our housing database and see a list of offers without being registered and logged into an account. However, in order to obtain detailed information on properties, including the contact details of the landlord or agent advertising, you will need to create an account and be logged in. You can do this by clicking “Register” on the top right hand side of the website. The process of registering is fairly straightforward. We aim to respond to all registration requests within 24 hours during the working week and students at certain colleges will be able to get instant access by using their student ID number. Once logged in you will also be able to sign up for property alerts, save searches and set your search location to your college campus by default.