You can apply at any time using the online application form on our website. Fees and academic year dates are normally published in February each year. Please note that offers will begin in March for the next academic year.
The length of booking is for an entire academic year, totalling 39 weeks. Typically, it runs from the last Saturday of September to the last Saturday of June. Please check the application form for the dates of the relevant academic year.
You should receive a confirmation from the Accommodation Office within a few days, stating that we have received your application. The Accommodation Office will be in touch with you as soon as it has decided whether or not to offer you a place. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee you a place.
Your room deposit is the equivalent of four weeks’ accommodation fees.
We prefer you to pay your room deposit by credit/debit card or PaytoStudy. We do, however, accept payment by bank transfer.
A licence agreement is a legal contract which is used for temporary accommodation or shared housing and differs from a tenancy agreement.
If we offer you a place at Lee Abbey and you subsequently cancel after you have paid your deposit, the following conditions apply:
For cancellation up to four weeks before the start of the academic year: one week’s fees will be non-refundable.
For cancellation up to two weeks before the start of the academic year: two weeks’ fees will be non-refundable.
For cancellation up to one week before the start of the academic year: three weeks’ fees will be non-refundable.
For cancellation less than one week before the start of term or non-arrival: your entire deposit will be non-refundable.
You may put in a request to the Accommodation Office for a specific room, which we will consider but may not be able to grant. If you would like to share a room with a friend, please give details in your application form and contact the Accommodation Office.
Yes, there may be rooms available before the start of term, depending on when you would like to arrive. Please contact the Accommodation Office.
Check-in time is after 16:00 hours. However, you may store your belongings here from 09:00 until you check in later in the day.
If you pay your fees for the full academic year in advance, you will be eligible for a 1% discount.
If you are not able to do this, please pay according to the following schedule:
Your rent includes all utilities (gas, water, electricity), internet, bedding, breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and all three meals at weekends.
You will need to bring a towel with you. We will provide you with a Student Pack consisting of duvet, pillow and fitted sheets. Bed linen will be laundered every two weeks.
There is a local GP (doctor’s surgery) where you can register using the letter we give you at check-in. We recommend you register with a doctor as soon as possible, since they are not able to treat you for an illness unless you are registered with them.
Yes, Wi-Fi is now available throughout Lee Abbey London facilities. Internet use is included in your fees. You will need to register with our ISP, StudentCom, in order to use this service.
Yes, meals are included in your fees. We offer half-board (breakfast and evening meal) from Monday to Friday and full-board (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) on Saturday and Sunday.
Unfortunately, we cannot cater for any special dietary needs. Please speak to the chef on arrival if you have any concerns about specific ingredients or allergens. All allergens will be clearly labelled for each meal.
Rooms will be cleaned fortnightly (every two weeks).
You are welcome to have guests in the building until 23:00. If you would like a friend to stay over, you will need to make a booking with the Accommodation Office. In some cases, if your friend is of the same gender, it may be possible for you to book to enable a friend to stay in your room, depending on the room size.
If you have a problem with your room, please speak to the Accommodation Office. If they are not able to solve the problem, it may be possible for you to move rooms during the academic year, but this is not guaranteed.
We have three practice rooms available for use, each with a piano.
You will be given a letter in your arrival pack, which you can use to open a bank account.
We do not have a curfew. You may enter and exit the building 24 hours a day. However, we do have quiet hours between 23:00 and 08:00 and ask that you respect others in the house and our neighbours during that time.
There is CCTV in operation at Lee Abbey London, and there is a member of staff on duty 24 hours a day, including a Night Supervisor who is on duty until Reception opens in the morning.
You need to email maintenance to report the problem or put a note in the maintenance book at Reception. They will endeavour to fix the problem in the next working day, but it may take longer depending on the nature of the problem.
Lee Abbey London has a house kitchen available for your use 24 hours a day. There are two cookers and two microwaves available, as well as a number of fridges/freezers.
It is not possible to have a fridge in your room; however, we do allow mini-coolers of up to four-litre capacity, providing they do not contain Freon. You can have a kettle in your room.
If students watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV or live on an online TV service – on any device – they need to be covered by a TV licence. That applies to a TV, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, games console, digital box, DVD/VHS recorder or anything else. Please see the TV licensing website (www.tvlicensing.co.uk) for more information.
If you are returning for the next academic year, we can store two pieces of luggage and two large “taxi bags” for you. You can buy “taxi bags” at Reception.
The Accommodation Office will try to process the refund of your deposit within two weeks of your departure at the end of term.