Before coming to uni, you might have heard all sorts of scary stories about dealing with student lettings agencies. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a complete minefield if you plan ahead and be patient with the process of finding a great house for second year. Birmingham’s main student areas have plenty of letting agents to choose from, so we’ve put together a list of our top 6 best letting agents in Birmingham to help you out. And remember, they will usually also let houses in other areas close to your uni, if you’d rather be somewhere a bit different.
With both professional housing for recent graduates and student properties, Unihousing is one of the smaller agencies on the student lettings scene, but they have a great range of properties all through the year, so no need to panic if you haven’t sorted accommodation yet. They also don’t just serve Selly Oak, they provide housing for students at any Birmingham university in a variety of areas including Moseley, Kings Heath and Alcester.
Address: 504 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6BD
Phone Number: 0121 471 1195
Oakmans is perhaps the biggest student lettings agency in Selly Oak. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a house with them. Whether you’re looking for a two-bed flat or a ten-bed house, Oakmans will have something to suit your needs. They have a big office and agents who are willing to sit down with new renters and help out. They have nearly 400 reviews on Google and let to thousands of students every year.
Address: 2 Katie Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6JG
Phone Number: 0121 246 4010
Another big name in student lettings in Selly Oak, Easy Lettings have a handy system for anyone looking for a larger house. At their office, they have booklets of student properties arranged by bedroom number, from 1 all the way up to ‘9+’. They have houses in Selly Oak, as well as Edgbaston, Harborne, Bournville and further afield. A great place to start if you aren’t sure where you want to live, they can show you around different properties in lots of different areas to see what you like best!
Address: 545 Bristol Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6AU
Phone Number: 0121 472 6969
With a variety of property sizes, Student Lettings Co are specialists in letting student accommodation. Both whole properties and single rooms are advertised on their website and in their offices, so if you’re stuck for a room at the last minute, this is a great place to start looking for a place. A lot of the properties are situated in and around Edgbaston, but there are other areas nearby that are posted as well, so this agency is especially suitable for anyone wanting a quieter place to live, closer to the city centre.
Address: 1 Holywell Close, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8TB
Phone Number: 0121 456 5156
5. House Hunt
Specialising in letting to students and new professionals, House Hunt LTD are focused on properties especially suited to students’ needs. Not only do they let a range of houses, rooms and flats, they also have a number of bills packages and insurance options for your personal possessions. Sorting these things can be a bit difficult and stressful for first-time bill-payers, so this is always a useful options to have to fall back on. They also have a section on UoB students finding housing near the medical school, if you are anxious about being over the other side of campus.
Address: 550 Bristol Rd, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6BD
Phone Number: 0121 448 8992
As the official Aston University SU Accommodation Service, Aston Student Homes helps Aston students at every stage of their house-hunting process. From deposits, inventories and contracts to moving in and out, any Aston student can go to them for help with any part of letting a house, even if they are not letting with ASH. They have an excellent advice section and
Address: Aston SU, 8 Colehill St, Birmingham, B4 7BX
Phone Number: 0121 204 4893