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Rental accommodation

The University of Cambridge has a dedicated Accommodation Service to help you find both short- and long-term accommodation in Cambridge.

Visit their website, contact them on accommodation.service@admin.cam.ac.uk, or drop in to see them at Kellet Lodge on Tennis Court Road to find out how they can assist you in finding accommodation.

They provide listings of both temporary accommodation for short visits to Cambridge, and long-term homes to rent.

They provide access to both University-owned properties, and properties owned by private landlords that are trusted by the Accommodation Service. This includes houses and flats, as well as rooms in Colleges and shared houses.

 

Key worker accommodation

Eddington is a new district located 2km northwest of the city centre of Cambridge, between Madingley Road and Huntingdon Road.

Eddington is being created to meet the University's long term growth. Designed to be a long lasting, sustainable and ambitious place, the long term masterplan includes 1,500 homes for University and College staff.

The first phase of accommodation became available from August 2017, and consists mainly of furnished 1- and 2-bedroom apartments.

Postdocs employed by the University, Colleges, and Partner Institutes can apply to rent these apartments. Priority on the waiting list will be given to new members of staff, particularly those coming from overseas.

You can find information about these homes and how to apply to rent them on the Accommodation Service website

Detailed information about eligibility criteria, the application process, and terms & conditions of the rental are provided in their Frequently Asked Questions section.

If you have further questions, you can contact Ruth Mann, Area Housing Manager, on NWCResidences@admin.cam.ac.uk.

 

Council tax & utility bills 

Once you have moved into your new home, you’ll need to let the local council know that you have taken on the tenancy, so that council tax bills can be issued in your name. You can do this online and find more information here.

You will need to do the same with your utilities providers. For water bills, this will be Cambridge Water. You can generally choose whichever provider will offer you the best deal for your electricity, gas (if applicable), and internet. 

You will also need to purchase a TV Licence if you watch or record live TV or watch programmes on BBC iPlayer – you can do this online and find more information here.

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