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Private sector accommodation

Guaranteeing you somewhere safe to live

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Snug is a scheme of registering, inspecting and advertising student properties in Sheffield and is intended to make sure all our students have access to good-quality, safe accommodation in the private sector.

All the private sector properties offered on our Sheffield Hallam Studentpad website have been accredited by snug. That means you can be confident they've been inspected by Sheffield City Council and comply with strict rules.

If you're looking for accommodation for your family, or you want to buy a house, get professional advice from an estate agent.

Download our guide to private sector housing

Our guide (PDF, 969KB) gives you detailed advice on finding accommodation, signing contracts, deposit schemes, and gas, electrical and fire safety standards.

You can access further information via the 'Housing Advice' tab on the Sheffield Hallam Studentpad website.

Househunting events

Househunting is a fun way to find private sector housing. It gives you the chance to see some of the student areas in Sheffield and make a few friends in the process - you might even find yourself a housemate or two! Helped along by our team of student ambassadors, we provide you with transport to view properties, give out maps and advice – and we can even provide you with details of discounted hotel rooms in Sheffield for the night.

Househunting runs over a two week period every September.

To register, just select 'private sector' as your preferred choice when you apply for accommodation and we'll send you the details.

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