Oxford, as a city, is known for its beautiful buildings and university areas. It is also notorious for being difficult to drive around – you’ll likely have seen no shortage of cyclists in the time you have probably already spent there if you have arrived here. Beautiful as it is, finding a student house among all of this old brick can be daunting, so the right letting agency is a must. Why not start with our list of the best student letting agencies in Oxford?
Although not exclusively a student agency, Scott Fraser has experienced agents ready to help with finding a student property. Founded in 1998, they have now grown to include 4 sales and lettings offices (so the contact information below is for head office) and their team have grown to include dedicated student letting agents. Their search engine reviews reveal a near-perfect 4.8/5 and cite rapid response to maintenance requests, friendly and helpful agents and a good range of properties to suit the diverse needs of students.
Address: 10 Lime Tree Mews, Oxford, OX3 7DZ
Phone: 01865 760055
With lets for both students and professionals, RMA properties are experts in the needs of young people when it comes to letting. They described themselves as a ‘dedicated student letting service’ with house shares and rooms of all sizes, from single-occupancy flats and rooms to HMO properties for larger groups, they will try to help you find what’s right for you. On top of that, their landlords are fully vetted, and they have forty years of experience as an agency. They manage over 200 properties at a range of prices to fit different student budgets, in a range of locations too.
Address: 101a Cowley Rd, Oxford, OX4 1HU
Phone: 01865 251025
As far as their student lettings go, this agency provides a wealth of support for students moving into their properties, including inspections and inventories, moving in and out and maintenance requests. Their ‘register as a tenant’ service allows prospective tenants to view properties before they go to the general lettings market, which can help if you’re looking for a popular sized property or in an in-demand area. They describe themselves on their website as ‘an ethical agent’, meaning they aspire to be as transparent and informative as possible.
Address:9-10 St Clement’s St, Oxford, OX4 1AB
Phone: 01865 722722
Specialising in student lettings, Finders Keepers have a team of agents with plenty of experience in searching for a diverse range of student properties. They work with a range of services, including an in-house maintenance team, to ensure their tenants have the best possible experience. Their website also features extensive information on renting, different student areas of Oxford, deposit information and a list of essentials for any student moving into shared housing. As they say on their website: ‘We strive to make your stay enjoyable and the proof is in the pudding: many of our landlords used to be our tenants’.
Address: 27 St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AB
Phone: 01865 260 111
Email: contact form
With an office dedicated to student lettings, NOPS know their stuff. Along with an easy-to-navigate search system, their website also features a guide to living and renting in Oxford, information about renters’ rights and the laws around student lettings, as well as a video gallery of some of their properties. Some videos also feature advice about letting in Oxford and about letting in some of the most popular student areas. They offer specialist advice in HMO properties, and they oversee much of the managing of their portfolio themselves to ensure high quality.
Address: 47 Walton St, Oxford, OX2 6AD
Phone: 01865 311 745
If renting as a student is daunting to you, this agency has a step by step guide to every stage of the process on their website, from the first contact to moving out. Their properties are reasonably priced and in a range of areas and sizes, including houses with 6+ bedrooms. Their filter search system is very helpful, with filters by size, cost and location available. They are a family-run business with a specialism in residential lettings, so they have the expertise necessary to manage student properties. Open since 1995, they have since merged with number 5 on our list, NOPS, to form one of the largest family-run agents in Oxford.
Address: 207 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1XF
Phone: 01865 792 299