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FAQ Flats

Flat FAQs

Beds
Studio = One double bed.
One-bedroomed flat: One double bed.
Two-bedroomed flat: One double bed and bunk beds.

Broadband/Internet
Balham flats – supplied by ISH.
Camden and other flats – arranged by residents.

Can I apply?
Flats are let to student couples and students with families while they are studying full time (min 20 hours per week). Single students can apply for a room in our student residence

Central Heating
ISH flats and studios have central heating. The cost of central heating is an extra cost at all locations.

Cleaning
Residents are responsible for cleaning their own studios and flats. Common areas are cleaned by ISH.

Deposits 
A deposit is required by all flats residents this is to guarentee against damage. The deposit is refundable at the end of your stay subject to there being no damage (aside from wear and tear) to your flat.

Duvets and pillows
Supplied by ISH. Residents provide their own sheets, pillow- cases, duvet covers and towels.

Electricity
Residents at all sites pay the electricity bill for their studio or flat.

Flat Share
ISH flats and studios are let to couples and families. You cannot sub-let your ISH flat.

Flats and Studios (definitions)
Studio: one room with kitchen and shower room.
One bedroomed flat: living room with kitchen, bedroom and bath or shower room.
Two bedroomed flat: living room with kitchen, two bedrooms and bathroom.

Furnished flats
All ISH flats and studios are fully furnished and equipped. Residents provide their own bed linen and towels.

Garden
There is a communal garden for residents of Blain House.

Gas
Residents at all sites pay the gas bill for their flat.

Immediate availability
Please apply online. If we are able to offer you a studio or flat immediately we will contact you.

Long Lets
After the first year you can extend your lease up to a maximum of three years. You must be a full time student to remain at ISH.

Maintenance
Problems are reported to ISH using an online General Service Report and resolved by the maintenance department. See the student portal for details of how to submit a report.

Microwave
ISH does not provide microwave ovens.

Pets
Pets are not allowed.

Proof of Study
We ask for proof of study when you apply. This can be the offer letter from your university or other proof.

Rent and other charges
See the “Rates for Flats” section.

Short Lets
The studios and flats are let on an initial one year contract. There are sometimes short lets available during the summer break. Email flats@ish.org.uk with the dates required and we will contact you if a space becomes available between regular tenancies.

Single applicants
ISH studios and flats are for couples and families only. Single students should apply for a room in the student residence.

Smoking
Smoking is not permitted in any area of the house and inside the flats.

Letting
It is against the terms of your contract to sub-let your ISH flat.

Telephone
A telephone service needs to be arranged by residents in Blain House and City Flats. 

Towels
ISH does not provide towels.

TV
ISH does not provide TVs. Residents must rent or purchase a TV and they must also purchase a licence if they bring a TV into their studio or flat.

Waiting List
Our waiting list is constantly monitored and is arranged by circumstance and requirements. If we are able to offer you a suitable studio or flat during the time that you are studying in London we will contact you.

Waiting time
We cannot guarantee the offer of a flat. If we are able to offer you a studio or flat during the time that you are studying in London we will contact you.

Washing Machines
Provided in Blain House flats.