Looking for a student home in Brum but not sure where to start? To help you find the right place for you, we’ve teamed up with StudentPad to bring you UoB Property Search – the University of Birmingham’s official off-campus property search engine.
This is your one-stop-shop for accommodation outside the University. Through the platform, you can not only search for available properties and rooms but find potential housemates and replacements tenants too.
Gone are the days of advertising on multiple channels or scouring the internet for somewhere to live. With UoB Property Search, all the best places in Brum are at your fingertips.
Why use UoB Property Search?
Only landlords and agents who are members of the University of Birmingham Letting Membership Scheme can advertise on UoB Property Search. This means you can rent with them with confidence, knowing that they’re part of our recognised and trusted community.
You can search property listings, connect with landlords, and find potential housemates all on one platform, streamlining your search for accommodation and saving you precious time. Even better, it’s free to use, because nobody wants additional fees on top of their rent.
Connect with others
Not sure who to live with? Find potential housemates through the platform by chatting to others also looking for somewhere to live. You can also use the platform’s message boards to advertise available rooms in your student home throughout the year.
What is the Lettings Membership Scheme (LMS), and why should I care about it?
The LMS recognises local landlords and letting agents who are positive members of the Brum lettings community. As a member of the scheme, every landlord/agent must adhere to a strict code of conduct and supply all the required legal documents to prove that they’re providing the best homes for our students.
How do I know if a landlord or agent is part of the LMS?
Only LMS members can advertise their property on UoB Property Search, so you can rest assured that every listing on the platform has the thumbs-up from us. For extra peace of mind, you can view the full list of LMS members online.
How can I find properties on UoB Property Search?
UoB Property Search has been designed to make it as easy as possible for you to find the right home. You can search by property type, cost, student type, and more so you’ll only receive the results you want to see. You can also make use of the platform’s message board to look for available rooms from students looking for replacement tenants in their homes.
Can I use UoB Property Search to find housemates?
Yes! You can use the message board feature to find other people to live with.
How do I advertise an available room on UoB Property Search?
You can use the message board to post about your available room, allowing other students to get in contact with you about moving in.
What types of properties can I find on UoB Property Search?
All kinds! Most properties will be houses of multiple occupation (HMOs), available in neighbouring Selly Oak and Harborne, but you may find flats on there too.
What checks should I do when looking for a new property?
While the landlords and agents on UoB Property Search are recognised by us, please ensure you undergo a thorough check of the property before deciding on anything.
If you’d like to talk to us before making any decisions, please book an in-person or virtual appointment with one of our team. We’re here to help!
How do I contact a landlord or agent via UoB Property Search?
Landlords and agents can be contacted through their adverts via email or telephone.
What should I do if I have a problem with a landlord or agent?