The properties below are available for SOAS students.

Priority will be given to groups applying. However, ALL of them must be full time students at SOAS.

To enquire about any of our Head Lease properties please call: 0207 862 8880 or email

5 properties are currently available :

  • Finsbury Park N4 
  • Thane Villas N5
  • Havistock Raod NW5
  • Broadhurst Gardens NW5
  • Elly House NW5
  • Hornbeam House NW3
  • Sidmouth Mews WC1H 



Finsbury Park

  • This a three bed property , currently being renovated
  • Available from 21st September
  • Attractive area
  • Short walk to tube station
  • Rent 369.72 per week for the whole property.

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Highbury Hill

  • This is a 5 bedroom property (3 double, 2 single) .
  • Rent for the whole property is 650 per week, which averages at 130 per week for a 51 week contract, excluding utility bills.
  • The property features an open-plan kitchen/diner, one bathroom, a separate WC and a garden
  • Property is located close to local amenities and is less than a 5 minute walk from Arsenal tube station
  • The property is a 23-25 minute commute (door-to-door) to the Russell Square campus

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  • This is a 3 bedroom property located close to all amenities
  • The property features a separate kitchen, a large lounge and a bathroom Rents to the students will average 136.50 per week
  • 12 minute walk to Finsbury Park tube station

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Elly House- Housing for individual students

  • This is a 12 bedroom licensed HMO house with 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, 2 further WCs and a large communal garden.
  • The property has been recently refurbished and is finished to a high standard.
  • Rents to the students will average 165 p/w including all utility bills, Wi-fi and weekly visits by a cleaner for the communal areas.
  • Property located close to local amenities.
  • 32 minute total commute to S.O.A.S, Russell Square Campus.

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Broadhurst Gardens NW5

This is a 4 bedroom property located in a secure community.

 The property features a separate kitchen
 Rents to the students will average 135 per week exclusive of bills
 Property located close to local amenities
 3 minute walk to Finchley Road tube station, 8 minutes to West Hampstead
 24 minute total commute to SOAS (Russell Square campus)

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Hornbeam House NW3

  • A 3 bedroom property with a lounge that can be converted to a 4th bedroom
  • 1 bathroom, a separate WC and kitchen
  • Rents to the students will average 128 per week exclusive of bills. Preparatory works to be completed
  • 28 minutes total commute to Vernon Square Campus, 27 minutes to Russell Square Campus

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Tangmere House WC1

710 per week over 51 weeks

  • 81 m2
  • 4 Single bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of UoL Head Leasing Scheme?
All the properties in our leasing scheme are managed by your university and effectively you will be a tenant of the university rather than the landlord, this means:

The properties have been professionally surveyed to ensure that they are safe
Each property has a Gas Maintenance contract so that if the boiler breaks down it will be speedily repaired
Your College acts as your guarantor, which means if you dont have a UK based guarantor you will not need to pay 6 months or more rent in advance, something which is commonplace when renting through letting agents
Opting to rent with our leasing scheme will ultimately provide you with peace of mind.

How far will the property be from my University?
All our properties are within a 30 minute commute of your campus.

What fees are payable?
When moving into a property a deposit (usually 6 weeks rent) and the first months rent needs to be paid up front. In addition there is a one off admin charge of 160.

Can I rent a room before I arrive in London?
No, you will be required to view the property before you sign. All of our properties are different from one another ranging from large Victorian properties to smaller city centre flats. We need to be confident that you have made an informed decision and understand what you are agreeing to.

Can I rent a room as an overseas student?
Yes. Overseas and Home Students are treated the same when renting. Unlike with private agents/landlords you will not need to pay 6/12 months upfront if you do not have a UK based guarantor.

How much does an average room cost?
Usually between 120 to 190 a week depending on location and size.

Are bills included in the rent?
Ordinarily you will be expected to cover all utility bills (gas, electricity, water, phone etc.). However, some landlords may wish to include some, or all of the bills in the rental price. In this instance, it will be made clear to you before you view the property.

Are the rooms furnished?
All properties come fully furnished. This usually will include:

Bed and Mattress: 140 x 200 cm Mattress Protectors, Desk, chair, Desk lamp, Wastepaper bin, Bookshelves, Notice-board, Wardrobe, Chest of drawers, Bedside table, Curtains/Blinds

Bath, Shower attachment (if no separate shower), Shower rail/curtain, Towel rail (double), Mirror cabinet Toilet, Toilet roll holder, Toilet brush, Bin

Cooker, Microwave, Washing machine, Vacuum cleaner, Cleaning accessories, Pots, Pans, Cutlery, Table and Chairs (if not a galley kitchen)

Living Room:
Sofa, Coffee table, Floor lamp, Curtains

Do I need a guarantor?
No! Your College acts as you guarantor.

Once Ive moved in who do I call if I have a problem with the flat?
If you should have any problems during your tenancy, the ULHS Management department will be your first point of contact. If you report a maintenance issue, we will contact your landlord and ensure the problem is dealt with swiftly.

How long will the contract be, can I sign for 9 months?
Contracts are usually for 51 weeks and you would be expected to commit for the full 51 weeks.

When will I be able to view the Properties?
This depends on the property in question. The first viewings will take place in mid-May.