Verde, our new Newcastle accommodation comes from the award-winning developers of The View. This striking landmark sets a new standard for student housing, and is open to students of all years. No matter which university or college you are studying at, you can benefit from the best student accommodation in Newcastle.

Verde’s state-of-the-art common room with a cinema makes it a fantastic social space. We’ve even included a gym to keep you fit! Keep an eye on our regular social events, where you’ll be able to meet other like-minded students and feel like a part of the Verde community. With 112 exceptional studio apartments and 432 superior en-suite student bedrooms, there’s a great choice of accommodation for everyone, wherever you study in Newcastle.

ROOM TYPES

Shared Apartments

Enjoy your own en-suite bedroom while sharing the modern fitted kitchen and lounge with flat-mates.

Prices from £137.90 per week

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Studio Apartments

A studio apartment at Verde gives you your own personal space where you can study, cook and relax…

Prices from £187.15 per week

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Property Features

Bills Included

No unexpected costs – rent covers water, light and heat.

CCTV Security

Secure entry systems, CCTV and a well trained team offering support 24/7.

Free WiFi

Get superfast internet connection speeds throughout the building.

Big Beds

Enjoy a good night’s sleep in a large, comfortable bed.

Contents Insurance

Insurance on your belongings comes included with your rent.

En-Suite Studios

All rooms offer the added privacy of en-suite bath or shower rooms.

Games Room

Spend spare time unwinding with friends – play games, watch a movie and more.

Social Lounge

A great social space for you to relax and make new friends.

Cinema Room

Enjoy a film in your dedicated viewing space.

Gym

Free access to our on-site gym.

Study room

Study with other residents or book the private space to work in a group.

On-site Laundry

Find the day-to-day facilities you need housed within the building.

Cycle Storage

Keep your bike safe and secure with our onsite storage facility.

 
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Life at Verde

Frequently Asked Questions

All FAQs for this property are listed below.

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Am I eligible to live here?

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 holding deposit paid. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Do I need to be a student?

Only full time students can live with Downing Students. You may be asked to provide proof of your student status and it is very important that you notify us immediately if this changes.

What if I cannot get a Visa to study in the UK?

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.

General information

How fast will my internet be?

Internet (and WIFI) is included in your rent. In the unlikely event it’s not fast enough you can upgrade.

Please see the information below:

  • Glide Internet Base Speed = 100Mbit/s (based on connection using a wired ethernet cable)
  • Median Speed = 33.4Mbit/s based on WIFI connection to the 5.0GHz bandwidth – WIFI connection on the 2.4Ghz bandwidth will be less

 

Median Speed (assumes the device being used operates a single special stream) – i.e. the lowest speed that you will achieve for your devices 50% of the time, based on measurements during peak hours of 8pm until 10pm, in accordance with Ofcom guidance.

 

Sometimes you will achieve more than this and sometimes less. Speeds will typically range from 40Mbps to 120Mbps – Upload speeds will be similar.

 

Please note that some devices such as premium laptops (operating dual special streams) will achieve considerably higher speeds – as much as double the speeds quoted.

 

Making a complaint

Downing Students endeavours to provide exceptional service at all times and will strive to resolve complaints at the earliest point.

  • Downing Students will respond to all complaints in a professional manner. All complaints will be resolved promptly and we will endeavour to reach a satisfactory conclusion for both parties.
  • If you are unhappy with our service or the manner in which we have dealt with any issues you can contact us by reporting the matter to the Halls Manager or by writing to Downing Students at 5 Myrtle Street Liverpool L7 7DN.
  • We will send acknowledgement within 2 working days. Full details of our complaints procedure can be found in the T&Cs and in the student online induction.

Is there a Cycle Store?

Yes, all our accommodation has ample storage for bicycles.

Is there Car Parking?

Unfortunately there is no car parking available on site.

Do I need a TV Licence?

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.

Do I need insurance?

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.

Where do I get a Council Tax Exemption Certificate or Registration Certificate?

This is usually given to you when you enrol at University, or you can apply to your Students Services/Registrations office.

Living in the property

Can I have parcels delivered to reception?

We will be happy to accept parcels on your behalf. We won’t accept anything we think may contain offensive, dangerous, illegal or illicit material, anything that’s too big or heavy for us to store or food deliveries. To pick up your parcels you’ll need to bring along some photo ID and sign for it. We’ll do our best to look after parcels safely but, in the unlikely event of something going wrong, we won’t be liable for any damage to, or loss from, any parcel that you’ve authorised us to accept on your behalf.

 

My Partner and I are both Students; can we share a room or Studio?

At Verde there are a number of studios available for double occupancy at an additional charge of £250.

Can I bring a pet?

Sorry, no pets are allowed.

Moving in

How do I order a bedding or kitchen pack?

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 ‘DOWNING10′ 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?’

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.

When can I move in?

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.

Moving out

What if I want to terminate my agreement and move out?

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.

When do I have to move out?

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.

My booking information

Is there a cooling off/ cancellation period?

CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. An ‘Academic year’ covers the period 1st September to 31st August.  Provided you haven’t collected the keys to the accommodation, you may be able to cancel your booking by writing or sending an email to us at info@downingstudents.com, subject to the following terms:

APPLICATIONS MADE/COMPLETED BEFORE 30TH NOVEMBER 2020

    • For bookings made before the 31st July for the next ‘academic year’ you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from accepting the terms of the agreement and completing the tenancy on line. If you chose to cancel your booking with Downing Students during the cancellation period we reserve the right to retain £50 from the Security Deposit paid in lieu of costs incurred
    • For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel. (Please refer to the Re-let policy / ‘No Place, No Pay’ policy)
    • Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled once the terms of the tenancy have been accepted and the agreement completed (Please refer to the Re-let policy)
    • Failure to complete the Agreement: In the instance where a deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement, we reserve the right to retain £50 from the Security Deposit in lieu of costs.

APPLICATIONS MADE/COMPLETED ON OR AFTER 30TH NOVEMBER 2020

    • For bookings made before the 31st July for the next ‘academic year’ you may cancel your booking within 48 hours from accepting the terms of the agreement and completing the tenancy on line.  If you chose to cancel your booking with Downing Students during the cancellation period we reserve the right to retain the Holding Deposit in lieu of expenses incurred
    • For Bookings made between the 1st and 31st of August for the next academic year you will not be able to cancel once you have accepted the terms of the agreement and competed the tenancy online. (Please refer to the Re-let policy / ‘No Place, No Pay’ policy)
    • Bookings made in and for the current academic year may not be cancelled once the terms of the tenancy have been accepted and the agreement has been completed (Please refer to the Re-let policy)
    • Failure to complete the Agreement: In the instance where a holding deposit is paid and the offer of accommodation is declined i.e. the tenant fails to manually or digitally sign a Tenancy Agreement, we reserve the right to retain the Holding Deposit in lieu of costs incurred.

Subject to the cancellation periods stated above once you have signed your tenancy agreement you will be legally bound by the terms stipulated in your tenancy document.

  1. Once the Cancellation Period has expired or if you have collected the keys for your accommodation you will be legally bound by the terms and conditions of the Tenancy Agreement and will be liable to pay all the amounts due. You cannot terminate, or be released from your Tenancy, until such time that you have successfully re-let your room (see Re-let Policy). Please note that a room can only be re let at the higher of the rent specified on the tenancy agreement and the current prevailing rent. This may not necessarily be the same as the rent specified on the outgoing tenant’s agreement.  Any outstanding amounts on your account must be paid in full prior to the landlord agreeing to re let your room.  You are not permitted to sublet your room; all rental agreements must be made through Downing Students. In order for Downing Students to re let your room you must complete a Re let form and administration charges will apply.
  1. 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 or by 1st September (which ever date is the sooner). Please email the documentation to info@downingstudents.com. 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.

  1. If you cannot get a VISA to study in the UK: Provided that you have NOT collected the keys, and you have evidence in writing that your application has been refused, we will release you from the tenancy and refund the deposit, provided that you send this evidence to us within 1 week of your notification.

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 send us with evidence that you have not been granted a VISA, provided that we receive the evidence in writing within 1 week of your notification.  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.

  1. Summer Let Cancellations:

Summer cancellation request made more than two weeks before the summer tenancy start date:

    • May be cancelled if evidence is provided to support reason for cancellation (e.g.no summer course, unable to meet conditions of offer etc)
    • In the case where the summer let is cancelled by Downing the Holding Deposit will be refunded
    • If customers want to cancel and are unable to provide supporting evidence to support the reason for the cancellation / they have changed their mind the Holding Deposit paid will be held in lieu of costs incurred

Summer cancellation requests made less than two weeks before the summer tenancy start date cannot be cancelled

  1. Re-Let Policy:

Kindly note that our tenancy agreements do not allow you to sublet rooms.  Any customers who want to re-let their room need to complete the relevant ‘Re-let form’. If you require this form, please request it by email from your site team.

Any customers who are re-letting the previous tenants room need to compete the relevant tenancy agreement and be a full-time bona fide student who is acceptable to us.

An ‘Academic year’ covers the period 1st September to 31st August.

For bookings made before the 31st July for the next academic year

    • If you chose to Re-let your room, Downing Students will charge you £50 for costs incurred.  Downing Student reserve the right to deduct this amount from any credit balance on the account or the Security Deposit if applicable.
    • Re-lets cannot be for a section of the tenancy, must be for the full period of the tenancy.
    • Finding replacement tenant is your responsibility. Downing students will assist however please note we would prioritise direct available rooms.
    • Re-let is complete only when new tenant has signed their tenancy agreement and is outside their cooling off period.
    • Refunds will be processed when agreed and in line with the DPS / LPS

For Bookings made between the 1st August and tenancy start date for the next academic year.

    • If you chose to Re-let your room, Downing Students will charge you £50 for costs incurred.  Downing Student reserve the right to deduct this amount from any credit balance on the account or the Security Deposit if applicable.
    • Re-lets cannot be for a section of the tenancy, must be for the full period of the tenancy.
    • Finding replacement tenant is your responsibility.  Downing students will assist however please note we would prioritise direct available rooms.
    • Re-let is complete only when new tenant has signed their tenancy agreement and made their 1st rent payment.
    • Refunds will be processed when agreed and in line with the DPS / LPS

For Bookings made in and for the current academic year.

        • If you chose to Re-let your room, Downing Students will charge you £50 for costs incurred.  Downing Student reserve the right to deduct this amount from any credit balance on the account or the Security Deposit if applicable.
        • Re-lets must be for the full remaining term of the tenancy and for a minimum period of 8 weeks and to a full-time bona fide student who is acceptable to us.
        • Please note 48 hours are required between old tenant departing and new tenant arriving. Re-letting tenant is liable for this period.
        • Finding replacement tenant is your responsibility. Downing students will assist however please note we would prioritise direct available rooms.
        • Re-let is complete only when new tenant has signed their tenancy agreement and paid any fees due.
        • Refunds will be processed when agreed and in line with the DPS / LPS

My tenancy agreement

How long will the tenancy be for?

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.

Do I need a Guarantor?

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.

Payments

How do I get my refund?

Downing Students is committed to making refunds in a timely manner.

All authorised refunds are returned to source i.e. the bank or card the payment originate from, and where source can be established.

It is recommended that the account/card from which payments are made remains in operation for the duration of the tenancy and a short time thereafter to facility a timely refund.

All refunds will be calculated in UK Sterling. Downing Students will not refund any shortfalls due to exchange rate fluctuations, or offer compensation for any bank /agent, or other charges incurred.

No refunds will be made in cash.  For more details Click Here

How can I pay?

Downing Students accepts payment by Mastercard and Visa debit and credit card, and Western Union.

All amounts due must be paid in UK Sterling.

Interest will be charged on late/overdue payments at 3% above the base rate of The Bank of England.

The online system is asking me to 'PAY NOW'. What does this mean?

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.

How do I change my payment details?

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.

What date are rental payments due?

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.

How will I pay my rent?

Rental is paid termly, in advance, by debit or credit card. 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 the 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.

Social life

How will I get to know other students at Verde?

As you look forward to moving into Verde 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 before September. In the meantime, why not like our Downing Students Newcastle Facebook Page to keep up with news, events and competitions.

Can I have visitors?

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 Here

Our 24-hour management team is always on hand to ensure you receive the best possible service along with state of the art security systems for added peace of mind. Situated opposite St James Park football stadium and also 5 minutes walk from the main shopping and leisure centres.

As well as being next door to The Newcastle University Business School, Verde is perfectly situated for all students including those from Northumbria University, Newcastle College and Newcastle University. Take a look at how close we are.

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