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  • Safe & Secure

    Our tenant’s safety is extremely important to us. Home Accommodation employ round the clock security teams and we have a dedicated emergency phone line for out of hours.

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  • Maintenance

    Home has a full team of experienced tradesmen. If a student finds they have a repair we advise them to log maintenance requests using the ‘my home’ page on our website.

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  • The legal stuff

    See copies of our Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements and other important documents

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From the blog

  • Days Out

    So the weather is eventually starting to warm up! Woo hoo! So why not plan a day trip, there are some amazing places you can visit not far from Sheffield!

    Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is located in Doncaster so not far at all! It is a really good day out with loads of animals to see, walk through adventures and some lovely places to eat and enjoy a coffee! 



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    Botanical Gardens

    The botanical gardens in Sheffield are a lovely place to go for an afternoon in the sun! with a lovely little café serving cakes and coffees, it is the perfect place to go for a sunny walk or an afternoon picnic!  As you walk around you will notice a large amount of squirrels, these are friendly squirrels and the majority fof them will take food out of your hands! 

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    Rother Valley

    If you fancy being a bit more active then why not visit Rother Valley Country Park?  This is a large country park with 3 large lakes set in the middle of it.  There are so many things you can do here, you can hire bikes and cycle around the lakes and surrounding areas or you could give some water sports a try?  There is a boating lake where you can hire canoes, kayaks and sail boats or if you are feeling even more adventurous why not try the cable tow!  This is a whole lake dedicated to water skiing and wake boarding and you don’t need any experience to give it a go!

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    Chatsworth House

    Chatsworth House is one of the nicest places to visit and not too far from Sheffield and it also has a fab bus connection to Sheffield! Whether you are going to look around the house or to have a picnic in the grounds or gardens you can make a full day of it!  This day out doesn’t have to cost you anything really during summer there is nothing better than packing a picnic lunch and heading to the river where there are rope swings and swimming spots, perfect for a hot summers day!

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  • Tiny Houses

    With demand and house prices at a high there has been a recent trend for "tiny houses"; but what are "tiny houses"?  When you think of a tiny house you think cramped, dark and dingy like this ;

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    But tiny houses are completly different! They are light, bright and have some amazingly well thought out storage solutions designed to maximise a minimal space making the smallest of spaces appealing.

    There are many different types of tiny houses you can get miniatures of full sized houses, ones built like tree houses and they can even be floating!

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    These look pretty fab from the outside but on the inside they are also something special! They have fully working kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms which make full use of every inch of available space.

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    Most of tiny houses are decorated in light, neutral colours and have loads of windows and natural light to bring the outdoors inside

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    So whats stopping you? At a fraction of the price for the full sized version why not look for your own a stunning tiny house!

  • MUG CAKES!!!!

    So yup, this blog is as you may have guessed, the most delicious mug cake recipies!!

    So noone like to wait for dessert, so now you wont have to! here are some of the most delicious looking and quickest mug cake recipies out there;


    Salted Caramel Mug Cake


    • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg – beaten
    • 3 tablespoons skim milk
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 salted caramels


    1. Into a small bowl add: flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, egg, milk, and vegetable oil. Mix to combine.

    2. Pour mixture into a regular sized coffee mug. Drop caramels into center of mixture one at a time.

    3. Microwave on high for one minute and 30 seconds. If needed (if cake batter is still gooey), microwave on high for up to an additional 30 seconds.

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    Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake


      • 3 tablespoons flour
      • 2 tablespoons sugar
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
      • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
      • pinch of salt
      • 3 tablespoons milk
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
      • 1 tablespoon peanut butter


    1. In a large mug, whisk (with a small whisk or large fork) together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt). Add the milk, vegetable oil and peanut butter. Whisk until smooth.
    2. Cook in the microwave on high for 1 minute and 10 seconds. This recipe will rise a lot and then deflate. I know it's strange, but trust me it's delicious! Serve immediately!

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    S'Mores Mug Cake


    4 tbsp all purpose flour
    2 tbsp finely crushed graham crackers
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    3 tbsp fat free milk
    2 tbsp granulated sugar
    2-3 small squares of milk chocolate
    1 large marshmallow
    optional: 6-7 mini marshmallows


    Combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, oil, milk and sugar in a large microwave safe mug. Mix with a small whisk until no flour chunks remain. Make a hole in the middle of the batter and stick in the chocolate squares. Cook in microwave for about 1 minute. Top of cake should look done and surface of cake should be dry rather than gooey.

    Either add mini marshmallows or one large marshmallow and place on top of cake and heat for about 20 seconds until marshmallows are puffy. Or you can also take large marshmallow and toast in toaster oven for a few seconds until surface is light brown. I think the best result would be to use mini marshmallows and melt on cake in microwave and then add a toasted large marshmallow for garnish.

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    Lemon Mug Cake


    3 Tbsp All-purpose Flour
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1 Large Egg
    3 Tbsp granulated sugar
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    1 tsp grated lemon zest
    2 tsp lemon juice
    1 Tbsp Icing Sugar


    Spray a 16 oz mug with non-stick cooking spray. (These 16 oz mugs are the perfect shape for this!)

    In a small bowl, combine dry ingredients until well mixed.

    Using a fork, beat in egg, oil, lemon zest and lemon juice until well blended.

    Pour into mug and microwave on High for 90 seconds.

    Cool in mug and eat directly out of mug or remove carefully to a plate.  Sprinkle Icing Sugar and lemon zest over top.

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    Banana Mug Cake


      • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
      • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
      • 1/4 tsp baking powder
      • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
      • 1 pinch salt
      • 1/2 overripe banana, mashed very well (scant 1/4 cup)
      • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
      • 1 tbsp applesauce
      • 1 tbsp buttermilk
      • 1 large egg yolk
      • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
      • 1 recipe Quick Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows
      • 1 Tbsp chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
      • Banana slices, optional
    Simple Cream Cheese Frosting
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cream Cheese, softened in the microwave several seconds
    • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar


      • Prepare Simple Cream Cheese Frosting according to directions listed, set aside. In a large mug, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Add in mashed banana, vegetable oil, applesauce, buttermilk, egg yolk and vanilla, stir mixture until well blended (being sure to mix in the flour at the bottom of the mug well). Cook mixture in the microwave on HIGH power for 2 1/2 - 3 minutes until done being careful not to overcook or your cake may be spongy. Dollop with Simple Cream Cheese Frosting, sprinkle with optional nuts then garnish with optional banana slices. Enjoy warm (once mug cakes cool they aren't quite as good).
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    • In a small mixing bowl, using a fork, whisk together softened cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.
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    And if you are feeling like you want pudding with even less effort check out this link for a pre mixed mug cake! minimal efforot maximum flavour!




  • Personal Safety
    Personal Safety

    As many of you may be aware the police are currently investigating a serious incident that took place in Weston Park last night (Monday January 23rd). Following the incident the police are providing high visibility reassurance patrols in the area, so you may note them around the university and campus areas. The safety of our students is of paramount importance to us, and in light of this we have compiled a list of tips to keep you safe.


    It's always a good idea to stay in a group when walking home late at night, if you do end up walking alone it's a good idea to have a plan before you go out. Below are five easy tips that won't cost you anything but can help keep you safe. 


    1. 1.When out and about, be aware of your surroundings. Avoid using your phone and listening to music as it makes you distracted.
    2. 2.Make sure to have a personal alarm, if you don't have one you can pick one up from our
    3. 3.Don't walk home alone after studying late or after a night out. If you're out late make sure to walk in busy, well-lit areas and take advantage of the options available. The University of Sheffield run a Women's bus ( and both universities run a Safe Taxi Scheme ( and
    4. 4.Always make sure your phone is fully charged.
    5. 5.On a night out, never leave your drink


    If you have any information about the incident that took place on 23rd January please call the police on 101, quoting reference 1236. If you see anything, dial 101 for any non-emergencies, and 999 for any emergencies. 


    For more advice on personal safety from the universities please the below links:



    To read further personal safety advice from South Yorkshire Police please see

  • House Hunting

    So it is officially 2017 and exam period is well under way! you will also be starting to think about your home for next year, if you havent already got one!  So here is our guide to house hunting as a student!

    Who are you living with?

    Before you even start to look at properties online you need to be 100% certain of who you will be living with next year.  There is no point viewing and falling in love with an amazing house if there are too many or not enough of you to fill! finalise your numbers then make a list of all the potential properties.


    Book viewings in for a time when everyone can attend, this way you will minimise the amount of times you have to look at each property.  There is nothing worse than having to look at the same property 3 or 4 times when it could have been done in one viewing!  This is also a good thing as you each see the property at the same time and can point out things to each other rather than having to look again to see things you may have missed the first time, and can help with making a quicker decision.


    If there is anything you specifically would like to know, ask! no question is a stupid question and we would rather you have all the information you need than not finding out untill you have signed a contract and nothing can be changed! Always check whether the property comes furnished, there is nothing worse than turning up on 1st July and having no furniture!

    The Contract.

    Once you have decided on your new home, phone the agent and make an appointment with them!  it is always best to make an appointment, if you just drop in there is the chance that there is noone free to do the contract with you and you will have made a wasted trip!  Now the important bit......... The contract is a legally binding document!  Before you sign it make sure that you read it throughly and understand it!  If there is anythig you are not 100% sure about or dont understand then ask!  Again there are no stupid questions.  As it is a legally binding you need to be sure that you are 100% happy with it and that you understand it 100% because once it is signed it cannot be changed!


    All landlord will ask you to pay a deposit, this can range from £100 up to 2 months rent!  whatever the amount of deposit you pay, it must be registered with a goverment scheme.  upon paying the deposit you should be given the information about the sheme your chosen landlord uses.  If you are not given any information ask them to provide the details.

    Now that you have secured you new home you can think about less stressfull things like what decorations to buy for your room :) check out our Bedrooms blog for some ideas.

    if you are still looking for your perfect home for 17/18 whjy not check out the links below;



    Hopefully the titel grabbed your attention!  Fat burgs are an ever increasing problem in the sewers in the uk! massive build ups of fat and debris clump tegether to form massive fatburgs which block our sewers, the largest in the UK was a 10 Tonne one found by Thames Water in the London sewer system!  So what can you do to help prevent this?  Simple.... follow the below list of things not to put down your drains.


    1) Pasta, Rice and Potato peelings.

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    Use a sieve or colander to collect leftover food waste before throwing it away. Invest in a kitchen sink strainer if you don't have one already and then collect up any small chunks of food using a piece of kitchen towel.

    2) Oil

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    Instead of pouring the oil down the sink, pour it into a cleaned-out tin, before wiping off the excess with a kitchen towel. 

    3) Coffee Ground and Egg shell Shards

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    Peel eggs over a bin away from the sink and when washing out a cafetiere, use a sieve to gather up all the coffee grounds before throwing them away.

    4) Seeds and Grains

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    If you're cutting up a fruit or vegetable, gather the seeds using a piece of kitchen towel or by picking them out before throwing them away. 

    5) Stringy Foods - such as Asparagus and Celery

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    Throw them in the bin, or at the very least chop the waste into very small pieces before putting in a waste disposal unit. 


    To read more about Fatburgs and how to prevent the check out the below article!


  • Bedrooms!
    So with lettings upon us once again we have had an opportunity to get out and around all of our properties and we have noticed some fabulously decorated rooms! 
    So with this in mind we would like to offer some tips on the best ways to decorate your rooms!
    1) Bunting! We have found that bunting in a bedroom can make a lot of difference and can decorate a large section of wall with minimal damage!
    2) Fairy lights! Fairy light are one of our favourite things to see in a bedroom, they add brightness while making the room look magical.
    3) Photo strings! These are so easy and simple to do! All you need is brown packaging string and some cheap wooden pegs! You fix the string at either end across the wall and peg your photos onto them! To make it even cheaper and easier use a photo app such as Free Prints and they will print out and post you your photos for a minimal charge!  Combine these with fairy lights for an effective and pretty wall decoration.
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    4) Bedding!  It may seem simple but adding a pretty throw or duvet cover can make all the difference to the look of your room.  Find some fabulous bedding here 
    or for bedding on a budget try these links!
    5) Wall Hangings! We love wall hangings! What a fabulous way to cover such a large area of wall with such minimal damage!
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    Now let us show you some of our favourite rooms of this month so far!
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  • Bonfire Night
    Bonfire Night

    Bonfire Night is coming up on Saturday 5th November and with it comes a lot of amazing fireworks. Whether you go check out one of the big fireworks displays or just a local park we hope you have a great night. Make sure to check out the Star’s article for a complete guide to what’s going on in your area so you don't miss out.


  • Safety Awareness Week
    Safety Awareness Week

    As you’re all moving and settling in it is an important time to think about safety.

    The University of Sheffield are currently running a Crime Reduction and Safety week. They are handing out advice, personal attack alarms and will also be carrying out free property marking every day in the Diamond from 10am-4pm and selected evenings at the Edge. Please see the link for more information.

    People are aware when students move in and it is important to be sensible and there are a couple of simple things you can do to deter burglars:

    1. Make sure valuables, such as Ipads and laptops, are kept out of sight.
    2. Always make sure that all windows and doors are locked, even if you’re only living your room/property for a very short time.


    You can register your laptop/phone with PREY, and they will help you find it, if it ever gets lost or stolen. Find more information on

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