Accommodation for families
The University does not have any University-managed accommodation for families available, and cannot provide emergency accommodation.
Housing advice for families
If you're planning on bringing members of your family with you, we advise that you consider the significant cost and challenges of securing suitable accommodation before you make firm plans to travel with dependants.
We advise that you do not travel to Brighton & Hove with your dependants in the first instance. You should come to Sussex on your own first to find and secure accommodation in the private rental sector that most meets your family's needs.
The University is not able to find this accommodation for you.
It is important that you secure permanent accommodation for your family before they arrive, because:
- temporary accommodation is expensive
- the demand for accommodation in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area is high, so it can take several weeks or even months to find accommodation
- the University does not have any suitable family accommodation.
Paying for private accommodation
Accommodation in the private sector is competitive and expensive. Make sure that you are prepared for the upfront and ongoing costs you’re likely to need to pay for your accommodation.
As a guide, average monthly costs start at £1,100 for a two-bedroom apartment and £1,700 for a four-bedroom house.
Upfront costs you’ll typically be required to pay in advance include:
- a security deposit (usually five weeks rent)
- a holding deposit (usually one weeks rent)
- 6-12 months of rent.
We strongly recommend you have a plan in place for temporary accommodation while you search for a permanent solution for your family. You should also have the right budget in place, and have completed as much research as possible to understand how to approach your search.
You must not rely on the University to provide or find accommodation for your family because we will be unable to do this.