The Keel Houses

7-10 Lower Gilmore Place, Edinburgh
EH3 9NY
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About The Halls

Luxury student accommodation in Edinburgh has never been better with our brand-new property on Lower Gilmore Place, on the edge of the picturesque Union Canal.

If you’re planning to study at The University of Edinburgh, we’re just a 15-minute walk away so you can stroll to your morning lectures. If you’re set on attending Edinburgh Napier University of Heriot-Watt University, they’re both easily commutable by bus from the property.

Comprising a range of spacious studio apartments equipped with modern furnishings including a private bathroom, kitchenette and living space, there’s a room to suit everyone’s style with great views from the balcony windows of the Union Canal and Edinburgh Castle depending on the room facing. Wi-Fi and bills are all inclusive in the rent too so you can concentrate on your studies, and socialising!

You’ll be part of a student community of just under 70 students whilst staying here, so you’ll make some close-knit friendships and memories right at home thanks to our fantastic communal lounge, games and movie room, private dining room and our gym space. Other modern facilities include our on-site laundry facilities and cycle-storage.

If you do want to head out and explore the area, there are a range of things to do from going for some food and drink at the nearby bar and restaurants such as The Blackbird, Harajuku Kitchen and The Golf Tavern. If you enjoy going to the theatre, the historic Kings Theatre is only a short walk away and hosts great productions throughout the year.

You can even experience the thrills at Escape Reality which is a 2-minute walk away, did someone say team games?! If you’d prefer to relax and unwind after a busy day, we have great green spaces on our doorstep like Bruntsfield Links or The Meadows.

The property is conveniently located to Haymarket Train Station which is just a 10-minute walk away, travelling in and around the city has never been easier! International students will be glad to know that Edinburgh Airport is only a 20-minute drive away from us. With all these fantastic transportation links on our doorstep, the opportunities for students are endless!

You’ll feel right at home upon starting your student journey with us, as our property has CCTV and secure door fob entry.
Wifi
Bike Storage
CCTV
Common Room
Laundry
Gym
Pool Table
Satellite/Cable TV
Outdoor area
Cinema
Dining table

Bronze Studio

From £277

Our Bronze Studio apartment measures 17.37sqm and comes fully furnished with a cosy bed for you to have all the naps you can dream of, a private bathroom with a shower so you never have to wait for anyone else in the morning, as well as a living space for you to relax in after a day at uni. If you’ve got some work to get done, don’t worry about heading to the library. You can focus at your study desk with your own chair as well as a bookshelf to store all your degree reading. When it’s dinner time, cook up some tasty meals in your kitchen area with your own breakfast bar with stools.

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Silver Studio

From £285

Our Silver Studio apartments at The Keel Houses measure between 18.23sqm-18.79sqm and come equipped with all the modern furnishings you’d need, such as your own comfy bed, private bathroom, kitchenette and living space. Wi-Fi and bills are all inclusive in the rent so you can focus on all the important things like socialising and unwinding after a busy day. Aside from your self-contained apartment, there are many communal spaces you can make the most of whilst staying here including our communal lounge, games and movie room, private dining room and our on-site gym.

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Gold Studio

From £292

Our Gold Studio apartment comes with similar features as the Silver Studio style, except with more space. Measuring 19.74sqm, you’ll find your own bed, private en-suite bathroom, kitchenette and living area. Not to mention, your room will also offer great views of the Union Canal from your very own balcony. If you want to get to know the rest of the students living at The Keel Houses, we have great communal areas such as our communal lounge where you can have a chat, or the movie room where you can unwind and watch a film, or even head to our games room to partake in some fun activities.

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Gold Studio Plus

From £299

Gold Studio Plus if you’re after a fully-furnished and modern studio apartment. Measuring between 20.07sqm-22.69sqm, you’ll have everything you could need for an amazing student experience from your comfy bedroom area with great views of the surrounding areas from your balcony, to your study space ideal for cracking on with work, to your kitchen area for cooking up something good. You’ll even have your own private en-suite bathroom for those long showers in the morning.

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Platinum Studio

From £307

Our Platinum Studio measures 23.17sqm-25.54sqm and is designed with you in mind. Within your fully-furnished apartment you’ll find your own snug bed ideal for jumping into after a long day of working hard at your study space, as well as your own breakfast bar and kitchen area which makes for a great cooking set-up, or somewhere to relax with friends. You’ll even have your own private bathroom so you never have to worry about waiting for a shower to start off the day.

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Platinum Plus Studio

From £314

Platinum Plus Studio style if you’re wanting more space to yourself whilst living at The Keel Houses. Measuring 28.73sqm, this luxury room is designed to the highest standards and brand new for 2023. You’ll have your own lovely bed, modern en-suite bathroom, a dedicated study space, tons of storage and a fully-furnished kitchen with a breakfast bar – all your friends will be jealous when you host them!

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Deluxe Studio

From £322

The Deluxe Studio measures 33.05sqm and is the largest of our room styles at The Keel Houses. It’s designed with everything the modern student needs including a comfy double bed, a fully private bathroom, kitchenette and living space. Don’t worry about storing all your belongings, there’s ample storage space including a wardrobe and desk draws.

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Cancellation Policy

Your tenancy agreement is a legal contract between you as the tenant and Homes for Students. This sets out your responsibilities as a tenant and our responsibilities as your landlord’s agent. The tenancy agreement is for a fixed term and you are liable for the full term of that agreement.

CAN I CANCEL MY BOOKING?

1. If we are not able to offer you a room we will usually advise you within 5 working days of receipt of the application, and no payment will be due to us.

2. If we offer you a room but you do not accept the terms and conditions online, your application will lapse after 5 working days or 3 working days during our peak selling period (July – September).

3. If you accept an offer of accommodation online or by signing a Tenancy Agreement, and then you decide you wish to cancel this agreement, we will only accept cancellation if the following applies:

  • You can cancel your application up to 14 days after the date we confirm your booking is complete (the Initial Cancellation Period). As confirmed in your agreement, we will refund the full security deposit.

4. If you accept an offer of accommodation online or by signing a Tenancy Agreement, and then decide you wish to cancel outside of the Initial Cancellation Period, the following applies:

  • You remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until you are able to find another tenant that is acceptable to Homes for Students (it is your responsibility to find another tenant) and we are able to re-let the room.
  • If we are able to re-let the room we will release you from the agreement upon payment of a £250 release fee which we will recover by retaining your deposit (which will not, therefore, be returned). If you have paid a different amount as a deposit (such as £150) then this is the amount that will be retained.

5. If we offer you a room and you accept online or by signing a Tenancy Agreement and you collect the keys before choosing to cancel, we will only accept your cancellation if the following applies:

  • You find another tenant for the room who is acceptable to Homes for Students (it is your responsibility to find another tenant).
  • You will remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until the room is re-let to an acceptable tenant.
  • If the room is re-let we will refund your deposit, less any appropriate charges and a deduction of £50, which is charged for administration.

6. If we offer you a room and you accept and stay in the accommodation throughout the whole tenancy period, the deposit is held by us in case of any damage or rent arrears. If there are no charges or arrears at the end of the tenancy, the full deposit will be refunded.

1ST YEAR APPLICANTS ONLY

If you are a prospective student and your offer of a place at your preferred University/Higher Education Institution is withdrawn by the University/Higher Education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades or because you have exceeded your expected grades you may be eligible to be released from this agreement.

To apply to be released from the agreement you will need to provide:

  • Written confirmation that you wish to cancel your reservation.
  • Supporting evidence from the University or UCAS.

These document(s) must be received by us within 3 calendar days from the date your results are published for you to be eligible for a refund of your deposit and accommodation fees. Your refund will be returned in full within four weeks.

There is no charge if you exercise a right to cancel your application under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, full details of which will be set out in your tenancy agreement.

CAN I TERMINATE MY TENANCY ONCE I HAVE MOVED INTO THE ACCOMMODATION?

No, you cannot terminate your tenancy agreement once you have moved in, even if you have terminated your university/college course. You can move out of the accommodation, but you will remain liable for the remaining rent charges until the end of the fixed term period, or until you find a suitable replacement student who we agree to. Once we have accepted the replacement student, you must return the room key to the property office and confirm your contact details when you leave.

You can submit an appeal to be released from the contract earlier than the fixed end date by submitting a request to the property office along with supporting evidence. This will be passed to a panel who will review your request and make consideration of your circumstances. Once the panel has reached its decision, both you and your guarantor will be notified in writing.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

You can terminate your tenancy agreement if you have an existing medical condition and this is recorded on your application prior to a room offer being made. We will require medical proof with your application and you will be liable for a minimum of 4 weeks’ rent or to the end of the current rent period, whichever is the longer.

If you have a medical condition and this is not noted on your application, we will accept your termination, but you will remain liable for the rent to the end of the fixed period or until you find a replacement who is acceptable to Homes for Students.

Tenant deceased – tenancy agreement ends.

Cancellation Policy:

You can cancel your booking up to 14 days after you accept your offer or pay your deposit (the Initial Cancellation Period), which reduces to 7 days from 1st August ahead of the academic year being booked, providing you have not already moved into the property and we will refund your security deposit in full. Deposits will normally be refunded within 28 working days of cancellation, however, our legal obligation as a landlord is to secure all deposits with a third-party protection scheme. In the event that your deposit has already been sent to the protection scheme by the time you cancel your booking, your refund could take up to 60 days to be refunded due to the protection scheme’s processing period and your deposit refund will come directly from them – you will need your repayment ID which will be sent to you directly by the protection scheme. If the deposit has already been sent to the deposit protection scheme, unfortunately, we are unable to influence their processing time.

If you cancel your booking after the 14-day Initial Cancellation Period (7 days after 1st August), you will remain liable for the weekly rent (for each and every week or part week) until we are able to re-let the room. If we are able to re-let the room we will release you from the agreement upon payment of a £50 variation of the contract fee which we will recover by retaining part or all of your deposit. If you have paid a lower deposit amount, that’s the amount that will be retained.