Any person over the age of 18 and who is enrolled with any education institution can live at Velocity Village.
No, at Velocity Village we understand that you may wish to live with someone who isn’t a student. However if one of you is a student your booking will be processed as a full student booking.
If you are registered as a student & your placement forms part of your course then your booking will be processed as a full student booking.
All deposits at Velocity Village are equivalent to one and a half months rent. This is per apartment and not per person.
At Velocity Village all our Admin Fees are £120 per person. No further charges are payable for Guarantors.
The Deposit & Admin Fee are payable at the point of booking. Payments can be made by debit / credit card*. *Credit card charges apply.
Apartments for the 2017 / 2018 academic year are released in January 2017. We strongly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Bookings can be made in person at our office or over the phone. We currently don’t offer an online booking option as we prefer to interact directly with our potential residents.
We allow a 7 day cooling off period for all bookings made before 1st July. For any bookings made after this date the cooling off period will be 48 hours. If you cancel within the cooling off period the Deposit element of your payment will be refunded.
We suggest that if you are unsure regarding your visa renewal or exam results that you don’t book your apartment until you are sure.
Once the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement has been signed the only way you can release yourself is to find a replacement tenant who will take on full liability for your chosen apartment type.
WHAT IS AN ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY AGREEMENT?
An Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement or AST is a Tenancy that gives you a legal right to live within a certain Apartment at Velocity Village for a fixed period of time. Where the AST is in two or more names all tenants are jointly liable.
WHO NEEDS TO SIGN THE ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY AGREEMENT?
All residents living in the apartment over the age of 18 will need to sign the AST along with relevant guarantors.
CAN I BE RELEASED EARLY FROM THE ASSURED SHORTHOLD TENANCY AGREEMENT?
Once the AST has been signed the only way you can be released is to find a replacement tenant who will take on full liability for your chosen apartment type.
A guarantor is a third party, usually a parent or close relative who agrees to pay the rent if you don’t pay it.
All UK based students will require a Guarantor or if you are not a student and you are sharing with a student we will request both tenants have Guarantors.
International Students do not require a Guarantor & must pay an additional rent payment at Check-in.
Usually a UK based parent / guardian, however if this is not possible please contact us on 0114 213 1760 to discuss other options.
Rents should be paid monthly on the anniversary date of your Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement by standing order. A standing order will be set up at your check in appointment.
Alternatively if you would prefer to pay all your rent in advance please make us aware of this at time of booking.
For tenants who miss their rent payment date, a standard £25 late payment fee will be applied to your account & your guarantor may be contacted to make payment on your behalf.
At the commencement date of your Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement your deposit will be forwarded to the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) where it will be held for the duration of your stay.
When it comes to the end of your stay we will carry out a Check-Out Inspection and we will complete the Repayment Process via the DPS. Funds will then be transferred into your designated account within 7 working days.
All apartments at Velocity Village are furnished to a high standard and include; Fridge, Fridge with Freezer compartment or Fridge / Freezer, Electric Fan Oven, Electric Hob, Kitchen Sink, Sofa, Dining Table & Chairs, Coffee Table, TV Stand, Bath with overhead Shower or Shower Cubicle, Heated Towel Rail, Double or Three Quarter Bed with Mattress, Bedside Cabinet & Double Wardrobe. Please book a viewing to see standard furniture style.
Absolutely not! All our studios feature their own kitchen & bathroom.
Homeware items are not provided within the apartments however we can take the hassle out of shopping for all your bedding requirements. Click here to order your pack or individual items which will be delivered and waiting for you when you arrive at Velocity Village.
Homeware items are not provided within the apartments however we can take the hassle out of shopping. Click here to order your pack or individual items which will be delivered and waiting for you when you arrive at Velocity Village.
Velocity Village residents will be responsible for paying for their own utilities direct with the suppliers. These include but not limited to Water, Electricity, Council Tax (if applicable), TV Licence (If applicable), Tenant’s Contents Insurance. There is no gas at Velocity Village.
All of our apartments feature broadband on a pay as you go basis, a reliable high speed service from Ask4. WIFI is available with a router. Packages start from £16 per month.
All of our One & Two Bedroom apartments & the majority of our Studio Apartments have their own washer dryers. Our basic studios do not include a washer dryer & for those residents we operate a free to use laundry room facility.
If you need some help with cleaning your apartment just let us know. We will be happy to provide you with a quote from the on-site cleaning team, or include it as part of your rent. You can also hire our vacuum cleaner for just £5 per hour.
Car Parking is available in the underground Car Park located directly below Velocity Village on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis. For current rates visit Q-Park direct, visit www.q-park.co.uk for more details.
Velocity Village is happy for you to have occasional over-night guests, however guests cannot have their own key. If at any point you want to add your partner to the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement please contact the Lettings Lounge.
Velocity Village operates a very strict no pet policy so any animals, furry or otherwise, will have to find alternative arrangements.
Velocity Village operates a very strict no smoking policy in all our apartments & communal areas.
For your own security all entrance doors are fitted with a door entry system and Security Personnel are on site throughout the night.
Our on-site maintenance team offers tenants the added re-assurance that if something goes wrong, whether it’s a blocked sink or a power cut, we are here to help. They are easily recognisable by their Velocity Village uniforms and are qualified tradesmen. We commit to respond within one day of any reported fault.