Furniture requirements

Common room

  • easy chairs/settee (enough for household)
  • dining table and chairs (if not provided in kitchen).


  • carpet and curtains
  • desk and chair
  • wardrobe
  • chest of drawers
  • new single bed with clean mattress cover
  • bookshelves
  • waste paper bin.


  • one WC and washbasin to every four students
  • one bath to every four students
  • shower
  • cushion floor
  • curtains or blind
  • towel rail.


  • one cooker (four rings or hot plates plus grill and oven)
  • one heat detector
  • one fire blanket
  • adequate food storage and crockery cupboards
  • adequately sized work surfaces
  • cushioned floor
  • curtains or blind
  • rubbish bin
  • washing-up bowl and rack
  • separate fridge and freezer or fridge/freezer
  • washing machine.


  • vacuum cleaner
  • dustbin
  • light bulbs and lampshades throughout
  • thumb turn lock required on front door
  • central heating
  • burglar alarm
  • two hard wired smoke detectors
  • fire door with self-closer required in doorway between kitchen and living room. If the staircase leads directly into the living room rather than the hallway fire doors are required on all internal doors
  • a digital TV aerial
  • broadband cabling into the property
  • back alley key
  • it is not necessary to provide pots, pans, crockery, cutlery or bedding
  • we ask that paint colour schemes in houses on our scheme are kept neutral (i.e. cream, magnolia or white)
  • we ask that when landlords buy or replace furniture for houses on our scheme that they consult the accommodation team for suitable options
  • please note - all furniture must comply with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.