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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 Lanark as a student

Lanark is a small town in the central belt of Scotland. It is conveniently located south-east of Glasgow and south-west of Edinburgh, making it a good commuter location for students of both cities’ universities. In Edinburgh there are 7 universities: Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University, Queen Margaret University, The University of Edinburgh, Royal College of Surgeons, and the Scotland's Rural College (SRUC). Glasgow can boast 5 universities: University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and the Glasgow School of Art. They have a staggering combined population of 170,000 students, making them both bustling centres of academic and student life.

Such a large student population warrants a good accommodation provision in the area. In Glasgow there are 28 student halls, while Edinburgh has over 60. Many University halls offer full board as well as a self-catered option, with a good selection of rooms, from standard singles through en-suite, all the way to larger, self-contained studios with a kitchenette. Private halls in the area include the majority of the larger companies that successfully operate student accommodation across the UK. Students can expect a good standard of service thanks to high competition between the various companies. There is a good variety of rooms on offer, including en-suite rooms and studios—all in various sizes & prices to suit the needs of students.

If a life in a large city isn’t for you, though, sharing a flat or a house with a group of 4 or more friends in the beautiful Lanark would be a fantastic choice. Surrounded by beautiful, green pastures of Scotland’s lowlands, protected by its medieval castle, Lanark will be a safe bet for a pleasant tenancy in a flat or a house. Lower prices than those in Glasgow or Edinburgh city centre, in addition to a 60 minute commute from Lanark Station to Glasgow and Edinburgh make this town a perfect choice for students wanting to balance study, closeness to nature and party. Lanark’s wide choice of properties is offered by professionals such as letting agents or directly by landlords, and there are many in town that have an excellent reputation.

If you are looking for more information about the city you can have a look at our fantastic online guides which will help you settle in and find the best places around! When you are ready to find accommodation, try our online search tool at which will allow you to tailor the search results to your various needs, but will also put you in direct contact with the accommodation of your choice—without any unnecessary intermediaries. We usually list a good selection of properties on our website, so you can jump right into home-hunting, but if at any point you feel like you need some additional support, feel free to contact our team—they are always eager to help. Helping students find their dream accommodation is what we do and with 20 years’ experience in the sector we select and list properties that are sure to pique your interest. Always proud of our work, we are looking forward to helping you find your new student home.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

Most students look for shared housing in Lanark 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 Lanark?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Lanark 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 Lanark?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Lanark. 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 City Centre and Near University.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Lanark 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 Lanark?

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 Lanark. 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 Lanark halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Lanark 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 Lanark 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.