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Canvas The Old Fire Station, Birmingham

Student Accommodation

Aston Street, Birmingham, England B4 7DA

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Property ID: S01577194
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Basic Info

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483 Beds

Highest Floor 8

Built in 2009 · Renovated in 2019

Canvas The Old Fire Station has been a cheap student accommodation in Birmingham for 14 years and was refurbished and renovated in 2019. The flats offer En-suiteStudio and Non-En-suite rooms to suit the different needs of students. The Old Fire Station Birmingham is ideally situated on the north side of Birmingham city centre within walking distance of Aston University and Birmingham City University. The flats are also surrounded by a variety of supermarkets, restaurants and bars. In addition to this, there are also several entertainment facilities for a weekend away with friends. If you're looking for student accommodation in Birmingham, then this is the place for you.

 

Features

Canvas The Old Fire Station Birmingham offer up to 15 room types, including Non-En-suiteEn-suite and Studio, perfect for all students. Non-En-suite is ideal for groups of friends, with cosy bedrooms that will provide students with an excellent relaxing space, while the communal kitchen and living room are natural places to socialise. En-suite is the most common. The En-suite is the most common type of room, with its own bathroom to ensure privacy. For those who prefer to be alone, the Studio is perfect. Offering a fully self-contained living space with a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, all rooms at Birmingham Student apartment are fully furnished and equipped with appliances and a refrigerator, stovetop, oven, microwave, and more in the kitchen area.

 

Students will find various amenities within the common areas of The Old Fire Station student accommodation. Firstly, the spacious Lounge is filled with a variety of comfortable sofas and is a popular choice for students to relax and socialise. Secondly, the quiet study rooms are popular before exams, providing students with a peaceful environment to revise. Also, students who like to exercise need not worry. It is also equipped with a professional gym where everyone can work up a sweat. And while students enjoy studying and living, the bike shed and laundry room provide daily life's basics.

 

Location and What's Hot? 

Canvas The Old Fire Station in Birmingham is situated just north of Birmingham city centre, close to the James Watt Queensway, giving quick access to all parts of the city. There's a Tesco supermarket just opposite the flat, as well as a Sainsbury'sCo-op and Allan's Shop within walking distance, plus Papa Asian Mart can help you unlock more cultural goods. The Restaurant / Conference Aston canteen close to the University will be students' most affordable meal option. Birmingham student housing is surrounded by well-known restaurants such as BRGRI Birmingham, Caspian Pizza, and Empress Bar & Grill. After dinner, head to pubs such as The BullGunmakers Arms and The Lounge to experience British pub culture with friends.

 

The Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum and the West Midlands Police Museum are the first attractions around here to be mentioned around The Old Fire Station student housing. Birmingham's leading museums offer a wide range of exhibitions and entertainment programmes inside and are well worth a visit. Next door, the Birmingham Science Garden and Eastside City Park are perfect for nature lovers, offering a tranquil spot in the middle of a busy city. For the more athletic, Redpoint Birmingham Climbing Centre is a 10-minute walk north and is a centre for experienced and novice climbers, with courses, a climbing shop and a vegetarian cafe. 

 

Transport

The Old Fire Station student apartment is close to Aston University, and the main campus is a 5-minute away. Birmingham City University is also a short 8-minute walk away. University College Birmingham is a 17-minute bus ride, and The University of Law Birmingham Campus is a 14-minute bus ride away. The University of Birmingham is a 24-minute bus ride away. Newman University is the furthest away at 24 minutes by car. Birmingham Snow Hill train station is a 10-minute walk away for travelling to other cities.

 

Security & Services

The Old Fire Station student flat offers 24-hour WIFI, and students can upgrade for a fee if needed. To protect students' safety, the flats are monitored around the clock. Accommodation also has staff and security at the reception, and outsiders must register to enter.

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Cancellation Policy

No Visa No Pay

To request to cancel your booking outside of the Decision Making Period on or after 31st July but prior to the Tenancy Start Date as set out in the Tenancy Agreement, you must meet any of the following criteria:

1. Your application for a visa has been declined. Please note that this does not include situations where your visa has been granted and subsequently withdrawn.

2. You have failed to obtain your grades to study at university and as such do not have student status.

(the "Cancellation Criteria")

If you meet any of the above Cancellation Criteria and can provide us with evidence demonstrating that you meet the above criteria, your request for cancellation will be granted. If you have already accepted your Tenancy Agreement and paid your first instalment of Rent at the date your cancellation request is granted, we will refund you the first instalment of Rent less any Holding Fee paid (or an amount equivalent to the Holding Fee if you booked your room after 31st July).

No Place No Pay

To request to cancel your booking outside of the Decision Making Period on or after 31st July but prior to the Tenancy Start Date as set out in the Tenancy Agreement, you must meet any of the following criteria:

1. Your application for a visa has been declined. Please note that this does not include situations where your visa has been granted and subsequently withdrawn.

2. You have failed to obtain your grades to study at university and as such do not have student status.

(the "Cancellation Criteria")

If you meet any of the above Cancellation Criteria and can provide us with evidence demonstrating that you meet the above criteria, your request for cancellation will be granted. If you have already accepted your Tenancy Agreement and paid your first instalment of Rent at the date your cancellation request is granted, we will refund you the first instalment of Rent less any Holding Fee paid (or an amount equivalent to the Holding Fee if you booked your room after 31st July).

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Cancellation Policy

To secure your Room prior to 31st July, you must do the following within 3 days of receipt of this Tenancy Agreement (these 3 days being known as the "Decision Making Period"):

1. Pay your Holding Fee (which will be deducted off your first instalment of Rent if your booking is not cancelled).

2. Both the Tenant and the Guarantor must sign the Tenancy Agreement.

If you have not paid the first instalment of Rent on the date of booking, this must be paid on or before 31 July, otherwise, we reserve the right to cancel your booking.

For bookings made after 31st July, to secure your Room you must do the following within the Decision Making Period:

1. Pay your first instalment of Rent.

2. Both the Tenant and the Guarantor must sign the Tenancy Agreement.

A Holding Fee will not be required for bookings made on or after 1st August.

Failure to secure your Room within the required timescales may result in the cancellation of your booking by us.

Cancelling within the Decision Making Period

The Holding Fee is refundable if you provide us with notice of your intention to cancel within the Decision Making Period. If you cancel your booking after the Decision Making Period but prior to 31st July, any advance payment of Rent will be refunded to you less your Holding Fee, which will not be refunded.

Taking no action throughout the Decision Making Period

If at the end of the Decision Making Period you have taken no action, i.e. not signed and accepted your Tenancy Agreement and/or not paid your Holding Fee and/or your first instalment of Rent then your offer will be cancelled on our system and your Room will be made available for someone else to book.

Cancelling on or after 1 August after accepting your Tenancy Agreement and having paid your first instalment of Rent

To request to cancel your booking outside of the Decision Making Period on or after 31st July but prior to the Tenancy Start Date as set out in the Tenancy Agreement, you must meet any of the following criteria:

1. Your application for a visa has been declined. Please note that this does not include situations where your visa has been granted and subsequently withdrawn.

2. You have failed to obtain your grades to study at university and as such do not have student status.

(the "Cancellation Criteria")

If you meet any of the above Cancellation Criteria and can provide us with evidence demonstrating that you meet the above criteria, your request for cancellation will be granted. If you have already accepted your Tenancy Agreement and paid your first instalment of Rent at the date your cancellation request is granted, we will refund you the first instalment of Rent less any Holding Fee paid (or an amount equivalent to the Holding Fee if you booked your room after 31st July).

If you need to cancel your booking outside of the Decision Making Period on or after 31st July but prior to the Tenancy Start Date as set out in the Tenancy Agreement after accepting your Tenancy Agreement and having paid your first instalment of Rent but cannot meet the above Cancellation Criteria you will remain liable in full for the Rent for the full term of the Tenancy Agreement. This is unless a suitable replacement tenant can be found by you, acceptance of which will be at our sole discretion. Please note that we will not agree to a replacement tenant unless all outstanding accounts with us are settled.

Any decision made to release you from your Tenancy Agreement for any reason that does not fall within the Cancellation Criteria is made by us, at our sole discretion on a case by case basis.

After the Tenancy Start Date as set out in the Tenancy Agreement, requests for room moves or for us to accept a replacement tenant to take over you tenancy will be managed based on availability and at our sole discretion. An Administration Fee of £50 will be payable in each instance if agreed to by us and you will be responsible for cleaning the room in accordance with the terms of the Tenancy Agreement.

Requests for replacement tenants received after 1 June within the Tenancy Period will not be accepted.

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