Accommodation Cost Comparisons

Comparison of Queen's Standard Accommodation versus Private Sector 2016-17:

University Accommodation 2016-17 (38 week contract)

Weekly Costs  Standard Room Ensuite Room
Rent   £94  £112
Heating   Included In Rent Included In Rent
Electricity   Included In Rent Included In Rent
Internet   Included In Rent Included In Rent
TV Licence (2)   Included In Rent Included In Rent
Contents Insurance Included in Rent Included in Rent
Cleaning of Communal Areas   Included In Rent Included In Rent
24 Hour Reception   Included In Rent Included In Rent
24 Hour Security  Included In Rent Included In Rent
Maintenance Service Level  Included In Rent Included In Rent
Total Weekly Cost 

 £94

 £112

Annual Total

 £3572

 £4256

 Based on four students sharing

Private Rental 2016-17 (52 week contract, standard room i.e. shared services)

Weekly Costs(1)Malone  BotanicLisburn Road Stranmillis
Rent   £67.00  £62.50  £59.75  £60.66
Heating  £10.00  £10.00  £10.00  £10.00
Electricity  £9.00  £9.00  £9.00  £9.00
Internet  £3.00  £3.00  £3.00  £3.00
TV License  £2.80  £2.80  £2.80  £2.80
Contents Insurance £2.50 £2.50 £2.50 £2.50
Cleaning of Communal Areas  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided
24 Hour Reception  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided   Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided
24 Hour Security  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided
Maintenance Service Level  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided  Service Not Provided
Total Weekly Cost
 £94.30
  £89.80
 £87.05
 £87.96
Annual Total

£4903.60

£4669.60

£4526.60

£4573.92

Additional Cost of 52 week Private Sector contract vs University 38 week contract

£1331.60

£1097.60

£954.60

£1001.92


(1)  Average rents from NI Studentpad / Property News websites, May 2016

(2)  In communal areas only