Bournemouth University Lettings

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Bournemouth University Lettings

LettingsBU was established in 2008 by Bournemouth University to meet the increased demand and higher expectations from our students for quality private sector student housing. We also recognised that landlords wanted a safe and secure way of letting their properties direct to our students.

Over the last 8 years we have developed our services and built-up an excellent reputation and are now able to offer a broad and varied portfolio of student houses in and around Bournemouth including the following areas: Winton, Charminster, Ensbury Park, Wallisdown, Lansdowne, Bournemouth Town Centre, Boscombe, Talbot Village & Moordown.

With a committed and fully trained team of Housing Officers, which has grown in number and experience over the years, we are now in a position to offer a broader array of services for students and landlords alike.

For students, we are the only recommended letting service for Bournemouth University’s Students Union (SUBU). Working with them ensures that we remain student focussed, offering excellent value for money, good quality properties in great locations, thereby giving you more reassurance and peace of mind with your accommodation search through to eventual booking.

For landlords with good quality residential investment portfolios, we recognise that financial certainty is an important factor and therefore we can offer this through rental guarantees and a selection of other attractive lettings options to meet your individual requirements.

Whatever your accommodation needs LettingsBU remains committed to being Bournemouth’s preferred student accommodation supplier.

The BU Letting Service provides introductions between students and landlords, helping landlords to find reliable tenants and providing our students with good-quality accommodation within easy reach of the university’s campuses.We are currently offering an introductory fee of 0% for new landlords – find out more on the BU Lettings website.

What we offer

We offer a range of support as part of this service, including:

  • Free initial inspections and consultations by experienced Bournemouth University staff
  • Selecting suitable student tenants for your property
  • Ensuring references and guarantors are completed
  • Checking student payment and tenancy conduct history
  • Preparing a Standard Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
  • Arranging accompanied student viewings
  • Offering competitive introductory rates
  • Providing excellent general advice on housing-related issues.

How much does it cost?

The cost of our introductory-only letting service is 3% (plus VAT) of the total rental income (excluding utilities). This fee is payable within 28 days of the contract being formed.

Additional costs are dependent on the number of letting bedrooms, however our minimum fee is £250 plus VAT. This fee covers:

  • Introduction of tenants for the property
  • Taking up references and guarantors
  • Preparing an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement
  • No let, no fee

You can find further details about our fees, processes and regulations in the Bournemouth University Letting Service document (pdf 213kb).

If you would like a fully managed letting service, explore what we offer through the Unilet scheme.