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Nicknamed the Blue Tower by locals, The View offers a new concept in Newcastle student accommodation for the city’s many university and college students.
With its mix of studio apartments and shared flats, choosing The View for your student housing will provide you with top of the range furniture, your own en-suite bath or shower room and a choice of stylish social spaces to spend time with friends. A new Tesco Express is also conveniently located on the ground floor adjacent to our entrance, keeping any last minute necessities close to hand.
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The View address:Barrack Road, Newcastle NE1 4SH
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Distance to Newcastle Universities
Less than 5 minutes Newcastle University Business School and Less than 10 minutes to Newcastle University
No unexpected costs – rent covers water, light and heat.
Secure entry systems, CCTV and a well trained team offering support 24/7.
Insurance on your belongings comes included with your rent.
Get superfast internet connection speeds throughout the building.
Spend spare time unwinding with friends – play games, watch a movie and more.
Find the day-to-day facilities you need housed within the building.
Free to use on-site printer.
Keep your bike safe and secure with our onsite storage facility.
Frequently Asked Questions
All FAQs for this property are listed below.
What if I fail my end of year exams/A Levels and the University does not offer me a place for September?
If you provide written evidence from the University, within SEVEN days of your results being published and no later than 1st September (which ever date is the sooner), that you do not have a place we will release you from the contract without penalty and refund the deposit paid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
Provided, you have NOT collected the keys, and that you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit. If the Tenancy has already commenced, and you have NOT collected your keys, you will be charged for the period from the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ to the date you provide us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA If you have moved into the accommodation prior to your Visa application being declined you will be responsible for the rent until we can find a student to rent your room.
Yes, all our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.
Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site.
Yes, you will need a TV Licence. Anyone in the UK watching or recording television as it’s being broadcast or simulcast on any device – including mobiles, laptops and PCs – must, by law, be covered by a valid TV licence. Buying a TV Licence is your own responsibility and is not included in your rent.
Contents insurance is free and is provided by Endsleigh Insurance. You can take a look at the policy terms and conditions and find out what’s covered here. Any enquiries about contents insurance must be directed to Endsleigh on 0330 3030 280.
Superfast Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event it’s not fast enough you can upgrade.
This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.
You can order kitchen and bedding packs online to be delivered direct to your accommodation. Visit UniKitOut.com where you’ll be able to order from a range of essentials packs to suite your needs. The range of packs include bedding, linen, towels, cooking equipment, crockery, cleaning and stationery. You will need to allow time for delivery so place your order as soon as possible!
Remember to use discount code ‘DOWNING19′ at checkout to receive 10% off your order.
Note: Double bedding is suitable for all 3/4 beds. You can find your specific bedding measurements in the FAQ section ‘What do I need to bring?’
All our shared apartments and Studios will be furnished but bedding and personal linen (sheets, duvets, pillows, towels etc.) is not provided. ‘Double’ size bedding is suitable for beds in all rooms. Standard en-suite beds (in shared apartments) measure approx. 120 x 200cm, while Premium, Deluxe and Studio beds measure approx. 140 x 200cm. (Please note that a small number of Studios have beds that measure 120 x 200cm) In a shared apartment there is a TV in the lounge area, while all studios have a Smart TV. All kitchens include microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge and freezer. Irons, ironing boards and vacuum cleaners are available. Kitchen utensils (crockery, cutlery, pans, etc.) are not provided. You will not be allowed to bring your own fridges, tumble dryers, portable heaters or other large electrical appliances. Chip pans and deep fat fryers are forbidden, as is the use of candles.
You can move in on or after the ‘Tenancy Start Date’ as specified in your tenancy agreement. We will write to you near to the time with more information about collecting your keys and our Reception opening hours.
If you wish to terminate your tenancy, we must be notified in writing and you must complete our Re Let Form. You will remain responsible for the rent until a new tenant is found or until the end of the tenancy (whichever is sooner). We will aim to find a new tenant who is both acceptable to us and who is prepared to meet the financial and legal requirements of the tenancy agreement at the current prevailing rent. We can’t always guarantee finding another tenant, as obviously this becomes more difficult as the academic year progresses, however, you are able to suggest a replacement to us. Please note that you will also need to cover all administration charges incurred in reassigning the tenancy. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
You have to vacate your accommodation by 11am on the ‘Tenancy End Date’ as specified in your agreement. Anything left in your room after this time will be removed and disposed of.
- Unless you have already collected the keys to the accommodation, you may cancel your booking by writing or sending an e-mail to us at email@example.com, under the following terms: An ‘Academic year’ covers the period 1st September to 31st August
- After your cancelation Period you will have to pay all amounts due under your Tenancy Agreement unless a replacement Tenant is found for your Room or you enter into a New Tenancy. If a replacement Tenant is found for your Room, we will release you from your Tenancy Agreement from the start date of the replacement Tenant’s new Tenancy Agreement. If you have occupied the Room prior to this, you will be charged £75.00 to cover our costs of preparing the Room for the replacement Tenant. If no replacement Tenant is found for your Room we will be entitled to retain your Security Deposit until all amounts due under your Tenancy Agreement have been paid.
- No Place No Pay – Provided you have not collected your keys the following will apply: If your offer of a place at your preferred/current University / Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University / Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades or passing your end of year exams, you may be eligible to be released from this agreement. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply us with a copy of: a written rejection letter from your chosen university /college or UCAS or a screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved; or a copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment. These document(s) must be received by us within 7 calendar days from the date your results are published. Please email the documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org. On receipt of the required documentation it will be verified and, provided we are satisfied, we will cancel your agreement and refund your deposit in full.
All Studios are let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for a minimum period of 51 or 44 weeks. The length of the tenancy will be set out in the Tenancy Agreement. For tenancy lengths in shared apartments please contact Newcastle University direct.
Yes, a Parent or legal Guardian resident in the UK must stand as Guarantor. The Guarantor is legally bound to pay any debts accrued during the tenancy if the tenant refuses to pay. Overseas Students who cannot provide a Guarantor please refer to the options provided on the payment tariff.
Don’t worry. By clicking on ‘Pay Now’ you are only submitting your details to the Card Processing Centre’s secure payment gateway. Payments will only be taken on the dates that have been specified.
If you need to change your card details please telephone +44 (0)151 707 4398 and ask for our Accounts department. You will need to allow at least 3 working days (i.e Monday to Friday) for any requested changes to be processed. Please ensure that you have all the relevant information to hand when calling.
Once you have signed for a room log on to the Downing Students Accommodation Hub to check your tenancy agreement for the due dates.
If you are thinking about renting from Downing Students please view the payment option and dates.
Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. Click here to view payment options. Tenancy agreements cannot be completed by the Landlord until your payment card details have been provided. This information is needed to complete your online booking and can be given by yourself or by your guarantor.
Students who can’t provide a Guarantor who permanently resides in the UK, are required to pay their rent in advance in August, October, December and February. Please see tariff for more details.
If you’re awaiting a student loan and can’t meet payments as scheduled you should contact us at least 48 hours (Monday to Friday) before the payment is due. You will be liable for all bank and administration charges incurred by the Landlord for failed payments and will be expected to reimburse the Landlord for these charges upon demand.
As you look forward to moving into The View you will probably want to find out who you are living with in your apartment or get to know other students in the building. Downing Students has private Facebook groups to help you. You will be invited to a closed group before September. In the meantime, why not like our ‘The View’ Facebook Page to keep up with news, events and competitions.
Unless otherwise stated, bedrooms are for single occupation only. Occasional overnight visitors will be allowed, at the discretion of the management, provided that no disturbance or inconvenience is caused to other occupants. You will be held fully responsible for the actions and behaviour of your visitors.
Living at The View
Right now our shared flats are held for Newcastle University 1st year undergraduates. However, our studio apartments are open to anyone studying in Newcastle, providing an excellent space for both UK and international students alike. We’re right next door to the Newcastle University Business school, but to see how close other Universities are click here.
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