There are a number of services available for new staff moving to Lancaster who require short-term accommodation.
This service is provided by the Students' Union and is primarily geared towards students. However the office also provides a service for staff. The majority of accommodation handled by the office is rented on a furnished basis however unfurnished property is occasionally available.
Telephone: Mary Lewis 01524 592170
An on-line listing of properties can be accessed at:
This service is provided by the Conference Centre and is designed for very short-term occupancy. The majority of rooms offer en-suite facilities on a single or twin basis but have very limited cooking facilities.
Telephone enquiries: 01524 592899 or visit the website: http://www.lancaster-conferences.co.uk/visitor-rooms.html
Lancaster has a number of Estate Agencies offering both furnished and unfurnished accommodation and a full list can be obtained from the Off-Campus Housing Office. Information can be found in the Local Info section of Lancaster Guardian.
To search on the internet for properties to buy or rent, type the University's postcode (LA1 4YW) into the search functionality of any property website.
To open a UK bank account it is normally a requirement that the rental accommodation you occupy in the UK has been either i) arranged by the University or ii) is subject to a formal tenancy agreement arranged by an established letting agent such as a estate agency.