I have been using AFS for about 8 years now and it is a vital part of my business model. Every year I secure a number of traffic and bookings. The staff are really friendly and helpful (Noel is a star) Highly recommended
Great Advertising Service
Just a quick note to congratulate and thank you on your great advertising service. Out of all of the student accommodation advertising websites this is the best. I like the fact that the owner/landlord receives an email and text with all of the students full details. May I say it works! and works well.We have filled all of houses for this year thanks to your website keep up the great work and I will be using you again come this time next year.
I was prompted to use your website for the first time this year as the University database Student Pad that I useually use wasn't generating any calls. I was very impressed with the ease of setting up the property on the website & now 2 weeks later I have found 4 lovely tenants. I can not recommend your site highly enough & thank you for helping me with my search.
I would just like to thank the whole team for helping me throughout the year so far. Giving me enquiries and on the odd occasion helping me when I needed information over the telephone.
You are a magnificent company and whenever I have rang up the staff have always been helpful and courteous.
Once again a BIG THANK YOU and best wishes to you all.
Kevin Shaw (BedeBrooke Lettings)
Accommodation for Students is an excellent site - we have found new tenants for our student properties well ahead of the time we normally do - I particularly liked the way I received a text on my mobile advising me that there was a contact on my e-mail account from a prospective tenant. Will certainly advertise with this site again.
Letting a house in Preston
I was really pleased with the service received from afs. I was thinking of selling the house, but found your web-site and gave it a month to see tenants could be found. There were several applications with the first two weeks. I have agreed a let and found the system very simple and easy to use, keeping me and applicates up to date efficiently.
I am extremely pleased with the AFS website and the service they provide. I've filled my rooms form advertising form 29th June to 26th July. This is very good value for money. Also, I would like to commend the staff. They are most helpful and readily offer tips on how to improve your exposure to the market This will be the third year I have owned my student property and ALL of my students have come from this source.
wish I had found you guys sooner!!!!
Have been letting property to students for past 7 years.....wish I had found you guys sooner!!!!
My property was let 2 days after advertising on your site. During the next few days I had many more enquiries. Thank you I will certainly use your site next year when I am looking for Students for my property in St. Andrews.
I thought the e-mail link for replying to enquiries was very useful.
Bedford St, Earlsdon
Just a quick note to say that I almost didn't advertise with you this year because the response last year was awful. The improvements you made to your website this year and your updates to enquiries have made a huge difference, thank you, job done, very happy.Laurence Jacoby
I spend much time raging against websites designed by teenagers or geeks with really bad language that fails to guide one properly and often things don't work properly and I suggest things to the designers but they are not interested. YOUR WEBSITE GETS MY VOTE AS THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN ANYWHERE. MY BANK IS SOUTH AFRICA HAS A PATHETIC WEBSITE, THE SOUTH AFRICAN REVENUE SERVICE WEBSITE ALMOST NEVER WORKS FOR ME, ETC ETC. SO . . .high praise from me is DOUBLE THE VALUE. Well done!!!
Thanks once again
I have just let my house again for a second time using your website, excellent response, many thanks, I will continue to recommend your site.
your service is excellent,i have had many hits and have let one house already
A landlord friend recommended your site to advertise our properties. I was amazed at the response, I placed my adverts on the site on Thursday evening & by Friday I was receiving phone calls & email enquiries for the property.
Mr G Teers
Student -let house
I advertised a 5 bedroomed student-let house on your site and within less than a week I had 3 enquiries and let the house. I shall certainly use this site again. Thanks
Accommodation for students is a very accessible site and this encourages repeated use leading to good success with renting. I also like the speedy and efficient responses to e-mail requests.
Landlords Help and Guidance-PLYMOUTH
I found your website really good to use - keep up the good work. I also joined Westcountry Landlords Association found links back to your site.
Leydon Lettings rate this site 8 out of 10.
Leydon Lettings rate this site 8 out of 10. It would beit 10/10 if the categories included the features we offer like ensuites and double beds! This is an invitation! The site is otherwise brilliant and the staff are so friendlyand respond quickly to resolve queries and problems - nothing is too much trouble.
I have just spoken to Sylvester on your help line and thought I'd drop a line to let you know what an excellent service I get from your web-site. I advertise my student properties with you every year and always get very good response. Excellent value for money.
accommodationforstudents.com is a very efficient website to market your accommodation. We had an excellent feedback in terms of applications received and visitors. It's easy to use and you can manage your own profile making edits at any time. I would recommend to anyone in the business.
Philip & Shan Henshall
Thank you for a great service.
We will tune in again next year.
Please keep working on the ease with which the website can be used. It took us a while to get used to it.
I suggest giving absolute novices different tasks to do, and watching the pitfalls.
Thank you for your service
Just used your web site for renting property for the first time. I found it very easy to download everything and it is very competitively priced. Thank you in anticipation of finding tenants.
Julie & Stuart Harris
Student Homes in Plymouth
Would thoroughly recommend AFS to any landlord. Our website, which is hosted by AFS, is now an essential part of our business. Special thanks to Noel who is always super fast and efficient in dealing with any little problem we might have. Well done AFS.
Accomodationforstudents.com has completly changed the way the way I rent my properties. It has decreased my relience on local based management companies who like to fill the houses they fully manage first !! It also gives me greater control over the tenants that view my houses and saves my a packet at the same time !! Great site, user friendly and effective. Well Done !! Luke Williams, Manchester
Very easy to use access to advertising property. Thanks
Thanks for a brilliant website
Within a week of signing up and advertising, I found a group of 4 people
to rent my house. Brilliant service
Thanks very much.
Once again, we have let our property in Aberdeen within 48 hrs of posting an advert on the afs website! Thank you very much, afs, for your landlord friendly service which I highly recommend to anyone seeking tenants.
We had a good response from our advert on your site, and successfully let all our rooms within a month!
Administration was easy to negotiate, and dealing with responses made simple with your email system.
Many thanks, we will be back!
I am very pleased with your service however I would appreciate you reminding the students of either keeping arranged appointments or letting the landlord know if they are unable to make it for what ever reason.
Thanks & Regards
I just happened to find your site by fluke last year when I was at a loss to know how I could fill my student house for the next academic year. I found the site very easy to use. I even made my first ever website. It was a dream to change or update, really no problem at all. Last year I managed to find students for my property within the first week. To find students again for the next year I came back to the site. It was great to find that with just one click everything was operational again. I just had to change a few details, and my site was up and running again. It's great to have the 'Boost to top' facility, as I was always checking and my property remained very prominent and visible. Again I let the proerty in the first week, while the dot was still flashing next to the property. I shall certainly return to the site when I look for students in future. Thank you for taking a load off my mind and even helping me think about taking on another property. I tell everyone who is in the same situation, or student looking for accommodation about your site as I have found it so useful. Jody Robertson
First Class Service
All our properties have been let for the 2007/08 academic year within three weeks of advertising on the AFS site. The traffic received by e-mail and telephone was beyond all expectations. What more can I say other than a big thank you to Noel and the team who are always available offering help and advice as required.
Thanks and an idea
Dear Simon, AFS has, once again, worked excellently for me this letting season,despite a little hick up at the begining that with your help was resolved, thank you. I think we should talk as I have an idea which could be a great addition to the site as well as generating more income for you, please give me a call. Regards, Laurence Jacoby.
AFS is by far the best website for student properties, even when there are problems with the advert they are very helpful, I cannot reccomend them highly enough.
We were very impressed with your site, I found you by accident. Very easy to use and the layout is great. we hope to use your service every year. I like the idea of photos, so we shall be investing in a good a photographer.
I will be reccomending your web site to family and friends. We just have to wait and see what sort of response we have as we usually advertise through the Leicester University and by word of mouth through our existing students.
I have repeatedly removed my property from the active list so that it is not displayed on your web site. Despite doing this i continue to recieve enquiries about the property - so i have had to delete it totally. I think this may be a flaw in your website somewhere. Other than that generally a great idea which is well executed. Well done.
Accommodation for Students was an easy-to-use, effective website, which enabled me to let my house in Lenton, Nottingham. It worked a lot better than the local paper.
Photos didn't load too well, but otherwise a very good experience.
I am very impressed with this site. Within a month of advertising, all my rooms had gone. Very efficient service. Best money I have ever spent!
your service....9 williamson rd. lancaster
Thank you for the very good service i had from yourselves. I have let the house and I don't know if that was thro your site or a notice in a window ...but I had 2 others from you and 1 of them was very keen and was a good back up to have. website brilliant and so easy to usethanks. M.Bedell
Congratulations on a very successful website. I would love to advertise my property on it. I have in the past but have not had much response sadly because the suburb where my house is located is not amongst the list given for Edinburgh. The nearest suburb is Sight hill which is a very bad area in Edinburgh. I was wondering if it would be possible to add Currie to your list of Edinburgh suburbs, as its less than a mile from Heriot-Watt University. This would definitely help those poor homeless students of Heriot-Watt find my superb accomodation! :-)
I'd be interested in your reply,
i am very impressed with your service...i had a silly query but you rang and sorted it out and were most helpful and having looked on the site i am very pleased to see how well it works...user friendly. i don't have any one in the house yet but it is very soon and the information goes on very quickly...as for rtaing...not v. used to doing this but 1 of the best websites i have come accross.
Carlsberg don't do accomodation websites but......
Very impressive. Alot of responces from people scattered all over the country who wouldn't see the local press etc, so very effective in hitting the target audience. Only slight quibble was too many e-mails from individuals when the advert says clearly house for group of 4, however that's not really your fault is it!
AFS is ace!
AFS is key to us renting our properties out quickly.
We recommend this to all landlords who want to find good tenants, and quickly.
Feedback from a landlord
I love this site. Staff are quick to respond to emails and are very efficient. I successfully let my properties through this site. My only slight grumble is that I sometimes receive text alerts that someone is interested in a property in the early hours of the morning! This is because the student is logging on at 3 am for example! I find the text alerts really useful, but not when they wake me up. I use my mobile as an alarm when I am away, so it's not as if I can switch it off. I also like to have it on in case of an emergency. Is there any way we can eliminate the midnight callers?!!
Really impresseds with you web site. Within 2 hours of the ad appearing I had been contacted and it was let immediately. many thanks for a cheap but efficient service.
The site is really useful. Just one comment to make, even though I reply to every enquiry I get they are still flagged as not replied to on the adverts, which is why it is 9 and not 10
newcastle upon tyne
G & D PROPERTY SERVICES
Many Thanks For a Superb service.I will certainly advertise my flats agian when they become available next year. Thanks to Everyone. Debbie Nicholls
Thanks for the advice about my ad
Thanks for the advice about my ad. As the property is now let for the next eighteen months, I shall not be renewing now. However, the results have been very impressive and I shall return in due course.
David Manning Press
AFS - Another batch successfully housed with the minimum of fuss... takes all of the stress out of the process and makes a mockery of the 10-15% charged by most 'management' companies.
A massive thank you - look forward to advertising again with you next time.
It has been good to receive text messages to my mobil as some times the e-mails have not arrived into my address and i,ve still been able to contact students.I,m not always infront of my computor,so I,m reminded to check.
We let 6 student properties within 4 days of placing the adds - which was great , we had an incredible response and the beauty is, that unlike the uni list, once the adds are removed, there's no more enquiries
Very quick let for our house in Birmingham. Quicker than the Uni site! Thanks
A brilliant easy to use site! We were overwhelmed with suitable applicants and filled our properties in 4 days.I wish we'd found you sooner! Claire
Just to say once again I have filled my house from your excellent website in on 2 weeks! Pity I paid for 3 months! However, I really believe it is the best website for landlords to use as it is well run and organised to be efficient both for landlords and students. Well done and keep it up.
Nice idea- thank you!
Managing Director - www.fish4accommodation.co.uk
Hello Simon, I have now been using your website during the last year to let rooms for our large and small student accommodation. The response levels from students is great, they are picking up your site with a simple search and using it to find next years student accommodation. The site is simple, straight forward and to the point. Kind Regards, William 07767414446.
Hi, I have just seen your pitch to the Dragon's Den (on video). Well done and commiserations. I think you were very wise to keep a majority share. You are producing a very useful and much appreciated service. I'm sure you can find other ways of raising capital without the Dragons and keep control. Good luck. Janet
Love your work
I put my property details up late on a Sunday night, 3 days later I had the new tenancy agreement signed and complete! Best of all, this was sorted 4 months before the uni year started/the tenants were due to move in. The level of detail required to display a property on AFS means no-one is wasting each others time and leads are good leads! My new tenants are lovely too.
House let within one week of advertising! Thank you for an excellent service. Can you confirm that the house is now hidden from view and any charges will be stopped? Thanks very much
Just to let you know that my property is now let an enquiry received from this website. Thank you.
With the help of your advert, the room is now let. Thanks very much for your help again.
fine service - tenants found
I would just like to say that this site has worked !
simple , efficient , effective
After using conventional forms of advertising my student properties I was absolutley delighted with the results of Accommodation for Students website. The response I received & success in letting my properties surpassed all my expectations. Apart from them assisting me in building a highly professional website of my own which was simplicity itself they are always available to answer any queries very promptly. There is also the extra benefit which enabled me to proactively market & target my properties & this I found invaluable. Their website is highly prominent for anybody looking for student accommodation & I believe there is no finer way of letting properties than through this superb company.
I now have my property rented out until June 06. This was as a result of an email I received through your service - many thanks. I will use your services again for the next academic year
An absolutely fantastic service - easy to use and very effective. Transformed our rental business.
Would like to know what causes you to be listed at the top of the list when a student searches for you. I guess that 'boost to the top' impacts this. Is there an underlying rotation system?
SMS Text alerts
Absolutely great idea - except when they arrive in the early hours of the morning!! Could the system be modified to take into account overseas visitors to the site on a different time zone? I would prefer only to receive texts from 8.00am until 10pm for example.
Thanks for a great site though
I would welcome text messages
txt alert is a superb addition to your site.
fantastic site, one of the best I have used.
Fantastic service you give. I have been with you from the start, and I am very pleased with the letting results.
Text alerts are really appreciated, means I know when to log on and check my email.
Thanks for a great website which has already proved very useful.
Is there any way that contact emails coming into my website can be auto forwarded to my normal mailbox to save me having to log in to AFS everytime to check for a response. Alternatively an auto email from you to my normal mailbox telling me there is a contact email on my website with you. Regards
John P Heath
Feedback on web advertising
Good web site, my advert placed was productive, I will use again next year without hesitation.
I find this website to be extremely efficient and well used. However, it is quite slow in the afternoons to log on which can be frustrating when you have paid for the service!!
Letting a student flat
After advertising my flat on this website, I had 11 replies and it was rented out within 5 days.
This site is very good. I have used it almost since it started I think. I have always had interest from it and frequently filled my two houses from it. Thanks AFS
A great site that produces a good flow of quality enquiries.
Good luck and well done
Will get back to you soon
Thanks for getting in touch with OGAS.
the service seems like a good idea,however i will be trying it for the first time
This is a totally brilliant idea and should really take off benefitting landlords and students.Why pay agents fees when this website solves the matching problem.
To improve this sites use you should advertise it in Epigram which is a student paper for Bristol Uni.They may do this for free if you ask as you are helping the students at no cost.You should contact the Students Union on Queens Rd Clifton Bristol
Absolutely superb site. The response from prospective tenants was amazing. Shall not use any other form of advertising again.