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Student Accommodation Basildon

Basildon is a large, modern town with first class transport links connecting it to London and also the nearby University of Essex. Search the UK's leading student accommodation website to find a place to live.

Student Properties in Basildon

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in Basildon as a student

The town of Basildon was founded after world war 11 to accommodate the overspill of London’s growing population. Today, it is home to many of the 15,000 students at the University of Essex.

With the University of Essex being so close by, Basildon has many student properties on offer. The University of Essex itself has 9 university managed halls, and 8 private halls. At the university managed halls, there are many accommodation packages available for students. While the accommodation at the university of Essex is primarily self-catered, students can choose between shared bathroom or en-suite rooms. Many of the rooms include facilities such as Wifi, 24-hours security and CCTV surveillance.

Private accommodation providers offer a range of options for students studying at the University of Essex. There is the option of en-suite rooms, as well as studio apartments either nearby the university or within the town of Basildon.

Many second- and third-year students, choose to move into house or flat shares in Basildon. There are many different properties available, ranging from house shares for 3 students or more. Many properties will include double rooms, will have basic amenities such as Wi-fi and laundry facilities, and there is often the option to have a bills inclusive package. Many of the properties in Basildon are a short walk from the town centre, and will be close to transport links into London and into the University of Essex. Many of the properties are offered by private landlords or letting agents who have years of experience working with students.

For those who wish to find out more about a specific region or city, head over to our guides section. At accommodation for students, we have over 20 years of experience in supporting the student population to find the perfect properties throughout the UK. If you wish to find a property in Basildon today, then just enter your requirements into our website and begin your search at If you have a specific request, please contact a member of our team and we will get back to you with additional support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Basildon? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Basildon?

Most students look for shared housing in Basildon from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

How much does student accommodation cost in Basildon?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Basildon will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Basildon?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Basildon. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Vange.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Basildon the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Basildon?

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Basildon. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Basildon halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Basildon will be £344.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Basildon are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.