FAQs - Student Halls

This page is intended to answer some common questions for Student Hall Providers / PBSAs. If your question has not been answered here, please get in touch at housing@london.ac.uk.

  • 1. What is the ULHS Property Platform?

    The University of London Housing Services Property Platform allows you to advertise your property to our registered students. Students from our member institutions use our database to find a new home.

    We will be launching this brand new property platform on the 3rd March 2020 which will allow you to market your accommodation directly to students looking for accommodation in London.
    Students will soon be able to use our new app to search for their accommodation and to contact you directly to make a booking. 
    We know that students are used to sophisticated platforms that have the latest technology and are easy to use and navigate around. This is why we have partnered with an exciting new developer who has helped us to create the technology-driven answer to the student accommodation market. 
    Previously Student Hall providers only been able to advertise to our students via a website listing or banner advert. Whilst these opportunities are still available, this will raise the profile of your properties, and they will be listed alongside properties from Landlords and Letting Agents.
    The new system includes a property dashboard to allow you to track how your adverts are performing. There will also be the option to boost your adverts.
    Students will be all be pre-verified before they can use the system and must attend one of our subscribing colleges – see here for a full list of our colleges.  

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  • 2. When the platform open?

    You will be able to register to use the platform and list your properties from the 3rd March. 
    The platform will go live to students on the 30th April 2020, which is a week before our Housing Fair. From this date onwards, they will be able to contact you directly to make a booking.
    The reason for the delay between the launch and go live dates is to ensure that everyone has sufficient time to register and add their properties before it goes live to our students. 
    Students will be able to access the platform at a prime time for those looking to secure accommodation for summer and the next academic year. 


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  • 3. Pricing

    Prices for Student Hall Providers

    Fee Private Hall Charitable Hall
    One off set-up fee £500 (£600)* £250 (£300)*
    Booking request 2% 2%
    Enquiry Free Free

    *The fee is reduced for signs up before 30th April. After this it will revert to the price in brackets.

    To advertise on the new platform, you will pay a one-off accreditation fee of £500 for companies who sign up before the 30th of April and after this date, the accreditation fee will be £600. 
    In addition to this, we will make a charge for every booking request made through the system. This means that once you have paid the one-off accreditation fee you will only be charged further once you have accepted a booking made through the platform. 

    Boosting / Featured listings

    You can 'boost' your advert and have it appear as a Featured Listing for an additional fee. This fee varies depending on the time of year.

      Peak (February - September) Off-peak (October-January)
    PBSA/ Hall boost per building £250 £100



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