Types of accommodation
The most common types of rental accommodation available in the private sector are:
Self-contained flats, houses and private halls are in high demand in Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh. If you are looking for private accommodation before you come to Scotland, the best way to find private rental properties is to search online for student accommodation in Stirling. This will provide you with information on the private rental properties available and the cost. Websites worth visiting include rightmove.co.uk and s1homes.co.uk.
Students advertise for flatmates to live with them through online sites such as spareroom.co.uk. You will need to register with these sites before you can look for a room to rent. Spareroom charges a fee if you want to see new flat share listings. Otherwise, you will need to wait until the listing is seven days old.
Bedsits consist of a single room in a property, sharing facilities such as a kitchen and bathroom with others, and are often located in private homes. Alternatively, a landlord may rent the individual bedrooms within their property as bedsits. The best way to find a bedsit is to search online for bedsits in Stirling.