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Elvet Studios, Durham

4.4 (16 reviews)

Student Accommodation

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Green Lane, Durham, England DH1 3US

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Basic Info

Near bus station Elevator Bills included Parcels collect Short lease

112 Beds

Built in 2013 · Renovated in 2013

Block 1, A

Elvet Studios reflects a pinnacle of student accommodation in Durham, strategically located at the heart of this historic city. This luxurious complex is within a stone's throw from Durham University, one of the world's leading educational institutions, making it a convenient choice for those pursuing academic excellence. The location, nestled amidst enchanting cobblestone lanes and dominating Durham Castle, offers students a unique blend of medieval ambience and modern metropolitan life.

 

Features

Home to 112 high-end rooms in four studios, Elvet Studios provides a quiet and personal space (en-suite bathrooms and kitchens). Elvet accommodations feature various room types, each thoughtfully designed with the modern student in mind. From en-suite bedrooms for those who value their privacy to shared spaces for those who thrive in a collaborative environment, we have a space that suits your lifestyle. The communal areas, with comfortable seating and high-speed Wi-Fi, are ideal for relaxed socialising and focused study sessions. There are state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a laundry room, and secure bicycle storage, ensuring that all aspects of student life are catered for. 

 

Location and What's Hot

Elvet Studios is a prime location for students, placing a variety of key amenities right at their fingertips. For an adventurous foodie, popular restaurants such as Flat White Kitchen and Lebaneat are less than a 10-minute walk away. Shopaholics will be delighted that Prince Bishops Shopping Centre is a mere 5-minute walk away, meeting all shopping needs under one roof. A cosy café, Café on the Green, is just 3 minutes away by foot, perfect for a quick caffeine fix between study sessions. University enthusiasts will appreciate that Durham University's central campus is only a 10-minute walk away.

 

Transport

Elvet Studios, an exemplary student accommodation in Durham, is strategically located, providing convenient access to various transport and lifestyle establishments. It is approximately 0.6 miles from Durham Bus Station, a brisk 12-minute walk. Durham Train Station is slightly farther, just 1 mile away – an easy 20-minute walk or a quick 7-minute cycle. Flat White Kitchen, one of the most popular cafes in Durham, is only a 10-minute walk away (0.5 miles) for those moments of relaxation or study outside of your accommodation. Durham Tees Valley Airport, the nearest airport, is about 24 miles away, equating to a 40-minute drive or a 1.5-hour journey using public transport. 

 

Security & Services

At Elvet Studios, uhomes take the security and comfort of our residents seriously, ensuring a safe, secure, and conducive environment for our students. Each suite is equipped with a state-of-the-art security system, including CCTV and secure door entry, providing round-the-clock safety. 

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4.4

16 reviews

Amazing area · 7
Amazing facilities · 2
Great customer service · 5

ZHOU**

5.0

04 Sep 2023 20:18

Elvet is generally not as good as the previous DHH in terms of supporting facilities, network speed and surrounding environment. The apartment service is not bad. Thank you
Elvet is generally not as good as the previous DHH in terms of supporting facilities, network speed and surrounding environment. The apartment service is not bad. Thank you

Wang**

5.0

03 Jun 2023 23:39

Quiet environment, good location, close to the city center
Quiet environment, good location, close to the city center
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House Rules

Cancellation Policy

No Visa No Pay

No Visa No Pay (NVNP)
a.If the student who has completed their booking has their visa application rejected, the student can provide evidence of the refusal and the booking will get cancelled with no liability.
b.For the evidence at 7(a) above to be valid it must:
i.be submitted within 7 days of the student receiving it;
ii.include the student's name and the date at which it was received;
iii.be received prior to 31 August of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in August or September;
iv.be received prior to 15 January of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in December or January.
c.Students can only cancel under 7(a) above, and under the NVNP policy, if they have applied for a visa and can evidence this. Students who haven't got a visa because they haven't applied for one are not eligible for the NVNP cancellation policy.

No Place No Pay

No Place No Pay (NPNP)
a.If the student who has completed their booking for a room is not accepted at a university in the city where they have booked a room with us, the student is able to cancel their room outside of the cooling-off period without the need for a replacement tenant provided they are able to provide evidence that they have not met the requirements for their offer or have been rejected by the university for some other reason.
b.For the evidence at 6(a) above to be valid it must:
i.be submitted within 7 days of the student receiving it;
ii.include the student's name and the date at which it was received;
iii.be received prior to 31 August of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in August or September;
iv.be received prior to 15 January of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in December or January.
c.We reserve the right to check with the university if the evidence is genuine or fake. Providing fake / photoshopped documents is forgery and is an offense punishable by law in the UK.

Refund Guarantees Time Limit

3 days to accept the offer+ 7 days cooling-off period
Once a booking is processed, the student has 3 days to accept the offer. It means for the student and the guarantor to accept the contract and pay the £250 advance rent payment. (For bookings in England only. No Advance Rent Payment is required for bookings in Scotland).

Once these steps are done, the booking is completed.
If one of the step is not completed within these 3 days, the offer will expire.
If the student still wants a room, we can re-process a booking, but we cannot guarantee that the same room or the same price will be available.
Once the booking is completed, the student has another 7 days to change their mind and cancel their booking without any reasons. This is called the cooling-off period.

Details

Making a Booking
Once a booking is processed, the student has 3 days to accept the offer. It means for the student and the guarantor to accept the contract and pay the £250 advance rent payment. (For bookings in England only. No Advance Rent Payment is required for bookings in Scotland).

Once these steps are done, the booking is completed.

If one of the step is not completed within these 3 days, the offer will expire.

If the student still wants a room, Accommodation Supplier can re-process a booking, but Accommodation Supplier cannot guarantee that the same room or the same price will be available.

International cancellation provisions
These additional cancellation provisions apply for any individual making a booking outside of the United Kingdom.

Cooling Off Period – the provisions for the Cooling Off Period set out in the main Cancellation Policy shall apply;
After the Cooling Off Period - Once the Cooling Off Period has expired the Tenant remains liable for the rent for the whole length of the tenancy unless they want to cancel with one of these 3 conditions:
No Place No Pay: the provisions for No Place No Pay set out in the main Cancellation Policy shall apply, save that this option shall not be available after the 31st August in the year the Tenancy Start Date is due to occur.
No Visa No Pay:if the student doesn’t get their visa to come and study in the UK, the student must send us the visa application rejection letter within 7 days of receiving it. On receipt of the required documentation, it will be verified and, provided Accommodation Supplier are satisfied, Accommodation Supplier will cancel your Tenancy Agreement and refund any deposit or advance rent paid in full. This option shall not be available after the 31st August in the year the Tenancy Start Date is due to occur.
No ATAS certificate, No Pay: Some international students coming to the UK to study in very specific fields need to apply for an ATAS certificate. (Academic Technology Approval Scheme). If a student’s ATAS certificate application is rejected the student must send us the ATAS certificate application rejection letter within 7 days of receiving it. On receipt of the required documentation, it will be verified and, provided Accommodation Supplier are satisfied, Accommodation Supplier will cancel your Tenancy Agreement and refund any deposit or advance rent paid in full. This option shall not be available after the 31st August in the year the Tenancy Start Date is due to occur.
The cancellation requests along with the proof documents must be sent by the student, from the email address they have registered their account with Accommodation Supplier.

If an agent is involved the evidence must be sent to the agent and then forwarded on to Accommodation Supplier.

Replacement Tenants – Before your Tenancy Start Date has occurred

If you have proposed a replacement Tenant prior to your Tenancy Start Date, Accommodation Supplier has complete discretion as to whether it:

a. accepts the proposed replacement Tenant and enters into a Tenancy Agreement with them;
b. places the room back on general sale; or
c. allocates the room it to an alternative student on a waiting list to enter into a Tenancy Agreement.

Accommodation Supplier will release you from your Tenancy Agreement on the date seven days after any of the above has occurred.

The student remains liable for the rent unless they find a replacement Tenant.

*Subjective change of school or room
Need to contact the apartment to confirm whether it can be processed
*Policy changes in real time, details are subject to the contract*

Pets Policy

No Pet

Double Occupancy Policy

Double occupancy rooms:

No double occupancy rooms.

Elvet Studios FAQs

When is the due date for rent payment?

Please log in to the Account of Unite Students, enter the Booking page, and click on the Tenancy agreement file. In the YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN part of the document, you can find the deadline for paying rent and the corresponding rent amount. [DATE] is the rent payment deadline (the format is day/month/year) [AMOUNT] is the amount of rent that needs to be paid

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What is Internal “Health checks” for hot cities’ bookings?

Students will be asked to provide their university offer or a screenshot of the university portal showing their name and enough information to confirm the student has completed the application process.↵↵For a small sample of students, Supplier might check with their university partners if they can confirm the offers and information are genuine.↵↵If the student doesn’t reply to any of the 3 attempts, Supplier will have a red flat to this booking.↵↵If Supplier still cannot get any contact from the student, Supplier will cancel the booking.

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How to pay rent?

There are two ways to pay the apartment rent, online payment or bank wire transfer 1. For online payment, please log in to the Account of Unite Students, click the Payments page, enter the rent amount to be paid in the dialog box, click the Pay button, and enter the payment card information. If it is a British savings card, select the Debit card type (the corresponding Billing address needs to be changed to a British address), if it is a Chinese credit card, select the Credit card type (the billing address remains the domestic address) 2. For bank wire transfer, please log in to the Account of Unite Students and click Booking page, download the Bank Transfer Info file, communicate with the bank in advance, and bring the corresponding materials to the bank counter or self-service money transfer machine for remittance. In the remittance postscript, please fill in the personal reservation information (refer to the content required in the bank_tranfer_info file). The wire transfer does not arrive in real time , please be sure to wire transfer 1-2 weeks before the deadline to ensure that the funds arrive on time. Since the bank will charge a cross-border payment service fee, please pay the required rent + service fee when paying the fee to ensure that the full amount arrives.

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Student Accommodation in Durham

Will I have to pay a deposit for Durham student accommodation?

Some student accommodations in Durham will require a deposit (which may start out as a reservation fee) but not all – it depends on which accommodation you choose. If you are asked for a deposit, it will be capped at five weeks’ rent.

Can I get discounts for student accommodation in Durham?

Yes, students who book early or a while in advance are eligible for good deals and pay lower rent in Durham. You can also save on rent by making a group reservation. Other offers are constantly available; we recommend you keep an eye out for the latest ones on our website!

How much does student accommodation cost in Durham?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Durham will cost you £151.00 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £151.00 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.