STUDENT ADVICE AND ACCOMMODATION

Jackson & Co are a local, independent property company specialising in Student rentals.

We are uniquely positioned close to the University and all local accommodation, the majority of which we manage.
We also employ a Chinese Liaison office during the Student season as a large number of Students are from China. We are the only agency to do this.


 
We offer a full service to all Students from finding your accommodation to helping with furniture, broadband & TV packages and if required, cleaning services. We will help you to get to know the area, supermarkets, local stores, restaurants, local bus routes and services, storage and removal services plus pubs and clubs.

Our reputation with overseas students is highly regarded. Many students now reserve apartments from different corners of the world as they and their families know they will get a reliable, professional service when they arrive in the United Kingdom. We have worked to become one of the country's leading provider of student accommodation and are frequently recommended by family members and friends of our student tenants.

Jackson & Co will prepare the accommodation ready for occupation the day you arrive in Colchester. Prior to this date, we will ensure the property is clean, all utilities are switched on, any previously arranged furniture is delivered and provide an independently conducted inventory. This lists the property’s furniture and condition and is used as the bench mark when you vacate the property.

Our team wants to find the best matched student rental property for the best price. We know how important it is to be located close to the University, or to transport links that can get you there quickly.

We can help you with advice and detailing on guarantor requirements that are needed in order for you to move in with confidence. If Guarantors cannot be provided, you will normally be asked to pay the rent in advance.

Once you have decided on the property you wish to move into:
  • You will pay a ‘holding deposit’ equivalent to one week’s rent
  • You (and your Guarantor, if required) will complete reference forms
  • You will complete Right to Rent checks and provide the required documentation
  • Tenancy agreements are drawn up once referencing and checks have been successful and you will sign this via the internet prior to occupation
  • An inventory is completed and you will sign this prior to occupation
  • The rent in advance and deposit will be paid prior to occupation and before keys can be provided
  • We will supply guides and comprehensive information that you can refer to during your stay.
We make it very easy for you to contact us, we understand that it is vital you are safe in your rental home and that you are comfortable in the knowledge that you can get in touch with us whenever you may need to.

Your questions can be answered either by emailing us via our website, contacting us by telephone or visiting our office.