Renting with Chester Student Rentals is as easy as 123...

We know how stressful it can be trying to find your accommodation, so we try to make it as easy as possible. We’ve broken it down into 3 easy to follow steps to make the process as easy as we can for you.

Why choose us? Reputation is everything!

We have over 30 years of experience helping students find their perfect home from home. Chester Student Rentals is proud to have received from the University of Chester’s Student Union, their Home Award in recognition of quality and service to students. Here is your chance to get things right from the start, with Chester Student Rentals. Check out our excellent Google Reviews and Facebook Reviews from our previous tenants. You can also read more reviews on our reviews page. Looking for your first student home with your friends can be a daunting experience. Chester Student Rentals are here to help you find the perfect student home, in the right location. A home that meets all your expectations and helps make your time at The University of Chester a happy one.

Step 1 - Choosing your group and your property

Before you start looking for the property itself, it makes sense to decide who you will be sharing the property with and your group size.

Some things to think about when deciding this are:

Once you’ve decided on your group, pick a time when you are all available and get the laptops out to search the CSR website. Some things to consider are:

Once you’ve decided on some properties, it’s time to request a viewing. This can be done by clicking the request viewing button on the property you are looking at.

So well done on making some choices. We personally take you on house viewings. We like all of your group to be present for the viewing. This keeps viewings to a minimum and reduces disruption to our present tenants.

Landlord Reputation is everything. Speak to our existing tenants in the properties, you are viewing. Ask around on campus for student recommendations and their rental experiences.

Here are some important questions you may want to ask us:

Q) Are all the utility bills included in the rent?

A) Yes all utility bills are included in the rent

Q) How long is the tenancy agreement for?

A) Our tenancy agreements range from 48 – 52 weeks

Q) Is the tenancy agreement an individual or whole-house agreement?

A) All our agreements are Individual tenancy agreements, as recommended by The University of Chester Student Union.

Q) Is there a deposit required?

A) No, we don’t charge you a deposit.

Q) Is the landlord easy to get hold of in case of an emergency/problem within the property?

A) Yes, we are just a text or a phone call away if you need us.

We are here to answer any questions; however silly you think they might be.

We are Accredited Landlords with Cheshire West and Chester Council which means all our properties are of a high standard and comply with all current regulations.

And remember : Don’t let your uni-mates pressure you into sharing a house with them if you’re not sure.

Step 2 - Signing the paperwork with Chester Student Rentals

Once you and your Uni mates have decided on the property you like, then it’s time to sign the paperwork. Here is the process:

  • Once you’ve decided on your student home with us for next year, we will electronically send you a booking form, for all your details.
  • Tenancy agreements will only be issued once we are in receipt of all of your groups booking forms. If you have any questions regarding your tenancy agreement, please feel free to pop into our office at 81 Garden Lane CH1 4EW, in the heart of the student quarter, for a chat over a cuppa and a biscuit or a homemade cake if you’re lucky!!
  • We do not charge deposits or fees, however, to reserve the property we ask that you pay one weeks rent per person, which is part payment of your first month’s rent in advance.
  • Tenancy agreements and guarantor forms need to be returned from each tenant and guarantor within 7 days from receipt, to secure the property.

What is a guarantor

Step 3 - Moving In

  • We like to meet all our new tenants personally at your new student home, on the moving-in day to show you around and explain how things work. Oh, and to show you where the vacuum cleaner lives!!!!
  • We send out a group email to arrange a suitable move in day/time for everyone.


We would prefer your group to move in together if possible, so inventories can be checked jointly. September is a busy time, so the earlier you book your move-in date with us, the more chance you have of getting your preferred date/time.

Want to stay another year?

If you love your student home so much and would like to stay for the following year, make sure you call in to our office at 81 Garden Lane to discuss your options early. We always try and accommodate our existing tenants first, whether it’s in your present house or you are looking for change.