Housing

Housing

ABCs of Adulting

Moving away from your parents can be overwhelming...

But don't worry, your VPE 20/21 Jawad and VPW 20/21 Safa are here to help you out and tell you all you need to know about adulting.

How Can we Help?

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 Rent 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.

The Green

The SU also offers accommodation at The 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.

 

Emergency Housing Support

Shelter

For legal advice regarding your contract and housing rights, Shelter provide housing advice including homelessness through their advice, support and legal services.

Get in contact or find out more:

St Basils

St Basils helps young people aged 16-25, across the West Midlands region, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Get in contact or find out more:

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.

Get in contact or find out more:

SIFA Fireside Drop In Times:

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

Monday - Friday: Breakfast is served between 9am - 10am, Lunch is served between 12pm - 12:45pm

Saturday & Sunday: Not open currently

Emergency Accomodation Advice: 9am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday