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There are far more student houses than there are students in Hull, so the ball is firmly in your court! Some landlords have better houses than others, and that’s where we come in.

 

RATINGS 

We think about the important stuff, so you don’t have to. What’s the important stuff? Well, we rate our properties on health & safety, quality and legal documentation. We look at things like room sizes, fire safety and security, with bonus points for the extra bits you’ve come to expect.

Each property is rated from 0-5 stars, and we’ll report any that fall below the legal requirements to Hull City Council.

 0-2 stars – Below the minimum legal standard 

3 stars – Meets the legal minimum standards

4-5 stars – Above and beyond 

No rating means your landlord isn’t aware of the system, or does not wish to support us in raising the standard of student accommodation in Hull. Consider this carefully before signing for a house for next year.

 

Reviews 

Your voice is just as important as ours! You know what it’s like to live in your student house and other students value your opinion when looking for their next house. You can leave a review on our website to spread the love or dish the dirt on your student house, which will help your fellow student see the bigger picture.

Our annual Housing Info Fair offers the opportunity to meet landlords with HullSTARS rated properties in the comfort of your own Students’ Union. You don’t need to go wandering down Cottingham Road, the most proactive landlords in Hull are coming to Your Union!

 

Fire Safety

The law offers much more protection and regulation for larger properties, meaning thousands of smaller houses are left at risk. Legally, if the property has less than five bedroomsthere is no requirement to check that a smoke detector detects fire, only that the electrics are working. Some landlords refuse to make sure their detectors work and that’s why we mark down ALL properties without fully working fire doors and annually tested smoke detectors.