LUSU Living

LUSU Living is Lancaster University off-campus accommodation service, available to students of Lancaster and Cumbria on behalf of LUSU. Suitable for undergraduates and postgraduates on any budget, we can help you find the best student houses at the best prices.


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We work to keep both tenants and landlords happy, taking the hassle out of renting for over 1000 students from Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria. Organising everything from contracts to insurance, utilities to broadband, and liaising between tenants and property owners to arrange repairs and maintenance, we endeavour to provide the highest quality student housing in Lancaster.

New City Centre Development on Damside Street

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Premium City Centre LUSU managed private halls, to include large en-suite rooms, high spec communal kitchens, contemporary lounge and games rooms/pods.

80 rooms available on a 50 week lease, rents from £135, please follow the link below to for further information.

House of the week

Great 3 storey 5 bed property close to the University of Cumbria and within easy walking distance of the City Centre, please click here for further details………

Vacancies 2014/15

If you have friends that are still looking for accommodation we have a number of houses with rooms available to share with mixed undergraduates from Sept 2014, if you are on your own and wish to join a group please click here for further details or contact the office so that we can arrange for you to view the property and meet the household.

Dedicated PostGraduate properties

LUSU Living offer a dedicated Postgraduate lettings service and have a number of 2 bed self contained flats and houses available click here for further details.

Why choose Living?


the most choice in Lancaster

LUSU Living is Lancaster’s largest landlord, offering more value and choice than anyone else, and we believe that’s what makes us home to best student accommodation in Lancaster. Our average rent for 2014/15 is just £87 with an average 45 week undergraduate lease. What’s more, we don’t charge a deposit or retainer - so there really is nothing to pay until your first term rent is due.

As part of this great value all of our undergraduate shared households include:

  • Water
  • Gas
  • Electric
  • TV Licence
  • Wireless broadband with unlimited downloads
  • Comprehensive technical support
  • Personal contents insurance up to £3000 cover per housemate
  • Regular cleaning service
  • Boiler cover with an emergency out of hours contact service (offering real peace of mind)
  • Effective and reliable day to day repairs provided by LUSU Living’s own tradesmen.
  • Emergency out of hours service provided by Lancaster University Security Office all year round.

All our properties are accredited or licensed and meet or exceed Lancaster City Council’s current legislative health and safety standards.

Please note that all our LUSU Living properties are non-smoking.

House hunting advice

Renting a house with friends is a serious commitment. To make renting as stress free for you as possible for you we’ve provided a few handy tips on renting privately. First, you’ll want to think about who you will be living with. There are also the standard health and safety boxes to check off on any property you look at. Part of what makes choosing LUSU Living so great is that as the largest Lancaster University accommodation provider they have a wealth of fantastic experience in helping students find and settle into their perfect house.

Current tenants

Acting as your Landlord, LUSU Living are able to give you the help and advice you need throughout your tenancy. If you encounter any problems relating to your accommodation please don’t hesitate to make the Living team aware of these and they will endeavour to help you. We hope that you will enjoy living off campus as a part of your overall Lancaster University accommodation experience, and that you will find time in between your studies to enjoy living in the city. We want your tenancy to run as smoothly as possible and hope that you will want to renew your contract with us ahead of the next academic year. Existing households should refer to their Welcome Pack for information relating directly to their tenancy or call in to the housing office for a chat if they have any specific enquiries.

The LUSU Living Team

The LUSU Living team are:

  • Matthew Ward, LUSU Living Manager.
  • Mary Lewis, LUSU Living Assistant Manager.
  • Caroline Verden,  LUSU Living Senior Assistant.
  • Dawn Lockley, LUSU Living Assistant.
  • Kirsty Wright, LUSU Living Assistant.

When Are We Open?

Our campus office is open Monday to Friday, between 10am–4pm. We’re open 50 weeks a year, with the exception of Christmas and Easter.

Our China Street office in the city centre is open every Wednesday from 10am–4pm during term time only.

How can I contact LUSU Living?

The best thing is to pop into one of our offices for a chat, but you can also email us on (we check our emails during office hours, so if you email of the evening or weekend you’ll get a reply the next working day).

You can also phone us on 01524 592170 or 01524 593084 for our campus office, or 01524 845832 for the China Street office.

If you would like to write to us please use the following address:

LUSU Living
Lancaster University Students’ Union
Bowland College

China Street office

Our China Street office provides an off-campus contact point for students living in town and property owners wanting to talk about Lancaster student accommodation without the need to visit campus. In addition to our standard management services LUSU Living students can make use of our common room and vending machines, free Wi-Fi access and a parcel collection service.

China Street Offices


If you would like to let your property through LUSU Living you can find more information here. We also provide information on the legalities of renting a household of multiple occupancy.