Student Rentals in Bath
Home to two respected universities, Bath is an enormously popular place for students looking to rent with friends and coursemates. Our extensive range of student accommodation will provide you with everything you need to make the renting process as smooth and streamlined as possible, so you can enjoy stress-free studying and soak up all the wonderful attractions Bath has to offer. Bath’s cosy composition and bustling culture means you’ll never be far from beautiful views, venues to visit, and local amenities. The city’s stunning Georgian architecture with its neoclassical Palladian influence makes our student properties a real step back in time, immersed in history and heritage.
We offer a fully inclusive bills package and have teamed up with UniHomes to make this process as easy and smooth as possible.
For inexperienced renters, our staff are here to help and guide you through the process (which, let’s be honest, can be incredibly overwhelming!).
If not paying rent upfront, all students need a UK based guarantor, or we accept any rent guarantor insurance policy such as Your Guarantor or Housing Hand.
Featured Student Properties in Bath
Take a look at our extensive collection of student properties in Bath to find the right home for you. Crowned ‘Best Estate Agents in Bath’, our professional team of expert agents are here to guide you through every step of the process to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for in your student accommodation. You’ll always be kept in the loop and won’t ever have to face unexpected or hidden costs with your student let. Enjoy our extensive range of stunning listed homes and feel free to get in contact anytime to discuss things further.
Being a Student in Bath
Studying in Bath is an enriching, exciting experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Immerse yourself in the rich history of the city with free student resident access to a range of museums and attractions, including the iconic preserved Roman Baths- one of the most stunning displays of natural geothermal hot springs from this era in Europe.
You’ll never be short for places to sit and study or meet your friends, with the gorgeous greenery of the Royal Crescent and Victoria Park a stone’s throw from the city centre. Infused with contemporary culture, Bath is also home to a host of unique underground clubs with countless genre-spanning student nights to choose from, and its endless list of quirky pubs on every corner will ensure you quickly get acquainted with your new local wherever your home might be.
You might want to check out a rugby match at the Bath Rugby Recreation Ground, or get lost in the high street stores and independent markets of the city. Bath is also a hotspot for food tourism, offering a range of delicacies and hidden gems to try out. Home to two universities, Bath has a variety of campuses – Bath Spa University has on-site accommodation in Newton Parkand other flats dotted around the centre, while the University of Bath’s main campus is situated in Claverton Down, on the east side of Bath.
How can we help?
Finding your student home
At Zest, we pride ourselves on our excellent communication and customer service skills. Finding the right student property in the right area for you can be stressful, but our award-winning team of letting agents are here to guide you and make sure we get you the perfect home sorted quickly and efficiently. No query is too trivial – we’re always happy to answer any questions you might have and make sure you’re kept up to date with every step of the process.
All our viewings are available virtually through video, accompanied by one of our expert team to answer any questions you might have and show you around. You’ll also have access to professional photographs and floorplans to help with your decision.
National agents might have a strong brand, but if your agent doesn’t understand the local area, the population, and all the quirks of the properties within it, the process becomes disconnected. Our work with the Bath property market has made us the proud owners of the ‘Best Estate Agent in Bath’ crown, given by the British Property Awards. Pop into our bustling London Road branch if you’d like to have a friendly chat about how we can help you.
Why Rent with Zest Sales & Lettings
Your property deserves quality, and we’re here to provide it. Our award-winning team has over 40 years combined experience in delivering fast results and ensuring complete customer satisfaction, with personalised and responsive services fit for any home. Whether you’re buying or selling, letting or renting, we’ll make the process as simple and smooth as possible.
Take a look at our online reviews to find out why we were voted Best of Bath’s ‘Business of the Year’ and British Property Awards ‘Best Estate Agent in Bath’.
“It’s about the experience.”
Your Team of Estate Agents in Bath
Meet our expert team of estate agents, who are always here to lend a helping hand. Zest was born from a desire to provide exceptional customer service for both buyers and sellers in Bath and the surrounding areas, and we’re happy to say we deliver on just that. We were proudly crowned the ‘Best Estate Agent in Bath’ at the British Property Awards, and were also voted Best of Bath’s ‘Business of the Year’. With over 40 years combined experience in real estate, we’ve seen it all. From start to finish, there’s no part of the property process we won’t be able to guide you through.
When should I start looking for student accommodation?
We recommend starting your search as soon as possible to secure the house you want. We launch our properties in October and there is no doubt that the most organised students tend to get the highest quality properties in their favoured location. We don’t release more throughout the year – once they are gone they’re gone!
I would like to view a property – what do I do next?
The next step is to get in contact with one of our team, who will be able to advise on how to secure the property with a holding deposit and what the next steps are, including a viewing if you’d like one. At Zest, we make sure every viewing is accompanied by one of our team of experts who will be there to guide you through and answer any questions you might have. We also have the option of viewing any property you like the look of virtually if you’d prefer.
What should I think about when looking at student accommodation?
Take your time thinking about what you want from your student home. Who do you want to live with? What area’s your favourite? What does your budget look like? There’s a lot to think about beyond just the aesthetic appeal of a student property – this is where you’ll be studying, socialising, sleeping and eating for at least a year, so make sure it’s a space you’re going to enjoy.
I’ve found a property I want to rent – what do I do now?
Congratulations! If you’ve found the student property that’s right for you, the next step is to get in contact with the lettings agent to let them know you’d like to rent it. At Zest, we’re always available to offer guidance and answer any questions to make sure your tenancy is processed as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Do I have to pay a holding deposit?
A holding deposit is a fee paid to a landlord or agency that locks down the property and secures it to you while the agreement is being finalised and processed. This is to ensure no other prospective tenants jump in and take it. It is usually a legal requirement for all tenancy agreements, including students. The holding deposit is always deducted from the first month’s rent.
How much is student accommodation?
The price of student accommodation will largely depend on the area of the property and whether or not there are any bills included in the monthly rental agreement.
What happens to my deposit?
We hold all deposits with the Deposit Protection Scheme, a government backed system that fully protects all our tenant’s money. At the end of your tenancy, an assessment of the accommodation will be conducted and the money will be returned to you with any adjustments made to account for potential damage.
Are bills included?
All of our student properties come with the option to have bills included – we highly recommend going for this to make things easier!
Do I need a rent guarantor?
All our student properties require students to provide a UK based guarantor or use a guarantor insurance scheme if they’re not paying rent upfront. This is to make sure the monthly rent will be covered during the entirety of the pre-agreed rental agreement period.
Do I need insurance?
For your added peace of mind, we have teamed up with Endsleigh to offer contents insurance on all of our student properties – so if you accidentally break your laptop, iPad, or other valuables, a new one will be sent to you.
Are the properties furnished?
All of our student properties come fully furnished, equipped with all the necessities you’ll need for the duration of your time in the accommodation. It’s important to take care of any furniture the landlord has provided as these items will remain after you vacate the property and could impact your deposit if damaged or broken.