Housing

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HOUSING

 

We provide advice on a range of housing issues to help you understand your rights and responsibilities before and after you have moved into rented accommodation.

  • Tenancy Agreements
  • Checking Contract
  • Deposits
  • Property issues
  • Landlord issues
  • Conflicts with flatmates
  • Leaving agreements early
  • Rent arrears
  • Homelessness

If you have any questions or require advice you can contact us by email advice@aston.ac.uk or on 0121 204 4848 if you would like to book an appointment to see one of our advisers.

 

Aston Brook Green

The SU also offers accommodation at Aston Brook Green. The residences comprise of 52 terraced houses that have been modernised and converted into 60 apartments with free on street parking available to all residents. The area is monitored by CCTV with good lighting.

 

Aston Student Homes

Accommodation support service called Aston Student Homes who advertise a wide choice of properties throughout Birmingham to help Aston University students find good quality private accommodation from landlords who meet ASH Standards.

You can also find helpful information in one of the many Aston Students Homes factsheets:

No matter what the housing issue is feel free to contact us for confidential advice. If we can’t help we know of other specialist agencies who may be able to help such as:

 

Shelter

For legal advice regarding your contract and housing rights, you can call Shelter on 0808 800 4444 (8am - 8pm on weekdays/9am - 5pm on weekends). Shelter provide housing advice including homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They also have a webchat option. https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help/webchat

 

Emergency Housing Support

Shelter

For legal advice regarding your contract and housing rights, you can call Shelter on 0808 800 4444 (8am - 8pm on weekdays/9am - 5pm on weekends). Shelter provide housing advice including homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. They also have a webchat option. https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help/webchat

 

St Basils

St Basils helps young people aged 16-25, across the West Midlands region, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Contact St Basil’s on 0300 30 30 099 or email youthline@stbasils.org.uk. The service is available Monday to Friday 9-5pm. If you become homeless out of those hours and need immediate help you can call their ‘out of hours’ numbers below:

  • If you’re 16 or 17 call 0121 675 4806
  • If you’re 18+ call 0121 303 2296

Or you can visit their Youth Hub to discuss the matter with a staff member.

 

Address:

St Basils Centre,

Heath Mill Lane,

Birmingham

B9 4AX

 

SIFA Fireside

SIFA Fireside who offer support and services for vulnerably housed and homeless adults in Birmingham.  Visitors to the Drop In are able to access food, showers and clothing as well as a range of support services dealing with physical and mental health and different aspects of everyday well-being.

Tel: 0121 766 1700
Email: office@sifafireside.co.uk
Address:

Sifa Fireside
48-52 Allcock Street
Birmingham
B9 4DY

 

Drop in Times:

Drop in sessions run Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 12:45pm.

Mon – Fri  

Breakfast is served between 09:00 - 10:00       

Lunch is served between 12:00 - 12:45 

Sat & Sun   Not open currently

Emergency Accommodation Advice

Mon - Fri       09.00 - 16.30