Rents

Our rental charges are competitive for central London and a range of Entry Scholarships are available to assist Members who might find it difficult to raise sufficient funds.

The rents below are for the 2018-19 academic year from 1 September 2018.  Rent is calculated per night.  A maximum monthly rent is shown for months with 31 days.   For months with less than 31 days the rent will be charged for the number of days in that month.    Our rents are inclusive of heating, hot water, wifi etc.     Those in flats and studios will pay a monthly charge for electricity which is calculated on usage (see below for examples) and may also be liable for council tax.     There are no other charges added to rents.

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Room type No.  

Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)

Maximum rent per month (31 days) 

Deposit  

Amount payable in advance

Council Tax (per year)*

Shared bathroom            
Single A Study Bedroom 67 £237.40 £1,051.35 £400  £1,595.70 £0
Single B Study Bedroom 206 £216.43 £958.50 £400  £1,498.93 £0
Single C Study Bedroom 34 £197.00 £872.41 £400  £1,409.22 £0
Private bathroom            
Single Ensuite A Study Bedroom 134 £268.05 £1,187.08 £400  £1,737.15 £0
Single Ensuite B Study Bedroom 20 £256.91 £1,137.75 £400  £1,685.74 £0
Small Studio Flat  5 £341.65 £1,513.02 £750  £2,426.85 £1,157.67

*See Important Information below for more information about Council Tax 

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Room type No.      Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)
Maximum rent per month (31 days)  Deposit   Amount payable in advance Council Tax (per year)*
Double Ensuite Study Bedroom 4 £294.26 £1,303.14 £400 £1,858.11 £0
Accessible Studio Flat 2 £341.65 £1,513.02 £750 £2,426.85 £1,157.67
Large Studio Flat 16 £353.23 £1,564.28 £750 £2,480.27 £1,157.67
One Bedroom Flat 46 £416.78 £1,845.74 £750 £2,773.60 £1,323.05

*See Important Information below for more information about Council Tax

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Room type No.      Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)
Maximum rent per month (31 days)      Deposit   Amount payable in advance Council Tax (per year)*
Small Two Bedroom Flat (one child) 22 £445.54 £1,973.09 £750  £2,906.32 £1,488.43
Large Two Bedroom Flat (two children) 12 £467.23 £2,069.16 £750  £3,006.45 £1,488.43
Three-Bedroom Flat (three children) 4 £523.21 £2,317.09 £750  £3,264.83 £1,819.19 to £2,149.96

**See Important Information below for more information about Council Tax

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Room type No.      Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)
Maximum rent per month (31 days)     Deposit   Amount payable in advance Council Tax (per year)*
Accessible Single Ensuite Study Bedroom 5 £268.05 £1,187.08 £400  £1,737.15 £0
Accessible Studio Flat * 2 £341.65 £1,513.02 £750  £2,426.85 £1,157.67

*Council Tax is a local Government tax and is charged for self-contained accommodation units at the College (i.e. those with their own private kitchens such as studios and flats but not for those in single rooms).     The amount shown is for the year from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and is for the household rather than the individual.    The amount for 2019-20 will be known in March 2019.    It is paid in monthly instalments directly to the local Council and only for the time you are resident.   Full time students can apply for 100% exemption meaning they would pay nothing.    However this exemption does not apply to partners and spouses who will have to pay the full amount above unless they are also eligible for an exemption.    Partner and spouses who are also full-time students, are non-UK, EU or EEA nations who have been given immigation permission to be in the UK with 'no recourse to public funds' condition or a prohibition on employment endorsed in their passport or on their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) can also apply for a 100% exemption.  To read more about Council Tax and Exemptions please see the UKCISA website which also has a lot of other good advice for students coming to study in the UK from abroad.

Rent is calculated per night and on arrival at the College you will be billed each month on the 1st of the month for your rent for the next month.  You can pay your rent when at the College by card, online, by bank transfer or in person.    For months with less than 31 days the rent will be charged for the number of days in that month. In the UK a tax called VAT (Value Added Tax) is levied on all goods and services.   This tax is currently 20%.   In the case of accommodation fees, VAT is levied at the normal 20% for first 28 nights of your stay and then reduced to 4% until the end of your stay. The rents above include 4% VAT.   Please note that accommodation fees including 20% VAT will have already been paid by you as part of your initial payment (security deposit) and this is credited to your first month's rent.   As a student you are not eligible to reclaim VAT.

Our charges cover heating, hot water, internet access and much more. Many of our communal facilities are free for Members, including regular 'dining-in nights' to lectures, sports and social nights. There's so much available as part of the Goodenough experience!

  • Free wi-fi throughout the private rooms and flats and the public areas of the College.
  • An in-house maintenance team to sort out any problems in your room or flat as soon as possible.
  • 24 hour Reception Teams.
  • Secure, free bike storage.
  • 24 hour libraries
  • Contents insurance for your room or flat
  • Invitations to black-tie dinners and free regular College communal dining-in events
  • 15% discount on food in the Great Hall and Freddies
  • Music rooms
  • Discounted gym membership and subsidised tennis court
  • Free or subsidised social, cultural and academic events
  • Weekly linen and cleaning for those in single rooms 

Advance payment charges

You will be required, on signing of your contract, to pay online;

  • A deposit of £400 in single or double rooms, £750 in studios and flats. This is to cover damage and will be returned when you leave with any deductions made for damage or breakages.
  • An advanced payment equal to 28 days rent on your allocated room type at the VAT rate of 20%.   This is credited to your accommodation bill once you have arrived.   If you withdraw before arrival some or all of this will be returned depending on how much notice you give that you will not be taking up the accommodation.  To have a full return you must give 28 days or more notice from the expected date of arrival.
  • A non-refundable administration fee of £100.

Council Tax

Council Tax is a local authority tax paid to Camden Council (our local government authority) and this money is used to pay for local services such as schools, rubbish collection, roads and street lighting. Each domestic property is liable for this tax irrespective of whether you are a temporary or permanent resident.

Flats and studios in William Goodenough House are liable for Council Tax. The Council Tax is a personal liability.   You may be liable for full or partial exemption and you will need to assess your family situation and provide the relevant proof to Camden Council, after receiving a bill, to gain the exemption. This website gives excellent clear advice about Council Tax and exemptions:     

https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Council-Tax

Full time students are eligible for an exemption of 100%. However if you will be living at the College with another adult over the age of 18, they are then liable for the full or a discounted amount.  For example:

Main College Member

Partner/Spouse or other adult over 18

Council Tax payable

Full time student

Not a student and UK, EU or EEA national or has the right to live indefinitely in the UK

75% of the full amount

Full time student

Non-student from outside the UK, EU or EEA, may be eligible to apply for a discount (see below)*

0%

Full time student

Full time student

0%

Not a full-time student

Not a student and UK, EU or EEA national or has the right to live indefinitely in the UK

100% of the full amount

Not a full-time student

Full time student

75% of the full amount

Not a full-time student

Non-student from outside the UK, EU or EEA, may be eligible to apply for a discount (see below)*

75% of the full amount

*Some partners and spouses may also be eligible for a discount, for instance, if they are here on a dependant visa which was granted with the condition ‘no recourse to public funds’ or a prohibition on employment endorsed in their passport or on their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

If you stay on for a week or two or a couple of months after the official end date of your course, or you arrive before the official start date of your course, you will be liable to pay the full Council Tax for this time.    The amount will be charged pro-rata for the months in the financial year that you will be resident. The rate will increases each financial year (from 1 April). 

The advice given here is for information only and the College is not liable if the rules change for exemptions or if they are interpreted differently by Camden Council.   You are strongly advised to determine your own liability for Council Tax.

Scholarships

A number of Entry Scholarships are available to help Members pay their rental fees. Please see our Scholarships page for full details.

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