Affordable town centre studio flats for rent
About Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead is a thriving town that sits at the junction of the M1 and M25, and has a large industrial area that is home to many national and international companies.
It has excellent road and rail connections and is only twelve miles from Luton Airport. The town’s main street is the Marlowes which has a pedestrianised shopping area and indoor mall at one end and the old town at the other.
The flats are just to the North of the pedestrian area with the main bus terminus outside the front of the building. The Civic Centre, library, Asda and Iceland are all within three minutes walk.
The studios are probably the most affordable self-contained flats in the town and are ideal for those on a budget who want their own space and who rely on public transport.
The main pedestrian shopping precinct, Asda, Iceland and the town hall/library are all within five minutes walk.
Typical Studio layout
Main Living area
The main living area is approx. 4x4 metres and has a double bed, chest, wardrobe and coffee table. Three of the flats have 4x3 metre living areas and are cheaper.
The flats are wired for cable, satellite and BT and communal wifi is available for £3 per month.
The kitchen leads off the main living area. It has a sink, a convection/microwave/grill oven, a fridge freezer,two boiling rings, a kettle and a toaster.
There is a communal washing machine and dryer
The shower room has an electric shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
Features of the studios
The flats are located in one block in the town centre and are on the first and second floors of the building. They all have the same layout and furnishings.
They are all furnished and the tenant just needs to provide their own bedding, crockery and utensils. If required the plates and utensils can be provided.
The flats are heated by communal gas central heating, and water is through a communal system. Both of these features are cheaper for the tenant. They are double glazed and carpeted and are very quiet.
Shared wi-fi for browsing and email (not streaming) is available for £3 per month and each flat is wired for landline, satellite and Virgin cable if required.
There is no off-street parking but on-street parking at the rear of the flats is allowed at evenings and on Sunday. Free daytime parking can be found within ten minutes walk.
Please contact us for the current rate.
In addition to the rent there is a monthly charge (payable all year round together with the rent) for the communal heating and water.
Heating: £13 per month
Water: £1.75/3.30 for one/two person occupation
Communal wifi is optional at £3 per month.
(all prices as of Jan 2019)
Frequently asked questions
Do you offer short term rentals?
The minimum term is six months.
Do you use a letting agent?
No. You will be dealing directly with the landlord who also does all of the maintenance.
Are bills included?
No. The tenant is responsible for Council tax (Dacorum Council Band A), heating, water, electricity, TV licence, contents insurance etc.
Is there residents parking?
No. Parking is allowed in the evenings and on Sundays in the street at the rear of the building and street parking can be found within ten minutes walk.
What are the tenancy terms?
The contract will be for an initial six months and will then continue until terminated by either the tenant or landlord. The first month’s rent and a deposit equivalent to one month’s rent are required before commencement.
The rental amount is normally only raised at five year intervals. We like to reward those who choose to stay with us for the long term.
Who holds the deposit?
Yes. It is held by the landlord but insured with mydeposits.co.uk to protect the tenant.
Are pets allowed?
No. The flats are in the middle of town and are unsuitable for pets. They might also disturb other residents.
Do the flats have washing machines?
There is a communal washer and dryer in the building available to all tenants for a modest cost. They are not allowed in the flats due to lack of space, disturbance to others, and the risk of flooding the shops below.
Do you accept Housing Benefit and Universal Credit tenants?
Yes, If you are over the age of 35 and thus eligible for your own flat (i.e. not on the shared room rate). However as the rent is then paid in arrears and as benefit tenants often have difficulty paying a deposit the landlord asks for the tenant to provide a guarantor who is also a homeowner.
For further details please email us or phone in the first instance.
07912 612491 (between 09.00 - 18.00 Mon - Sat)
If we have available flats they are normally advertised on spareroom.com