These halls are not owned by Universities. They are either privately owned or run as charities. This type of accommodation can be a good option for those students not able to get a place in University halls of residences and typically it is of high quality with many buildings offering en-suite rooms and studios. However, this does often mean they can more expensive than housing provided directly by Universities.
The Independent Halls registered with the ULHS advertise all their available accommodation on our Property Platform. If you are specifically searching for private halls through the Platform, please use additional filters to refine your search. There is a ‘Non-University Halls’ option under the ‘Property Type’ filter, which will help you narrow down your search. The screenshots below will, hopefully, assist your search.
Before we allow privately owned halls to advertise with us we insist that they be signed up to the ANUK Code of Standards for larger developments. You can find out more about the ANUK code requirements here. ANUK carries out property inspections but the ULHS do not inspect these properties.
More information about privately owned halls can be found on page 39 of our Private Housing Guide.