Sharing rooms with your family
There are restrictions on how many people can share a bedroom, so it is important to plan and search for the right size of accommodation. The search facilities on the LSH website allow you to filter your choices based on rental costs and suitable for a family.
Typically, a one bedroom flat may cost between £130.00 - £200.00 per week. Most accommodation providers will only consider a one bedroom flat suitable for a couple with a small child under the age of five sharing the single bedroom. (You officially count as overcrowded if you do not have a bedroom as a couple, a single person aged 21 or over, a pair of children under 10 regardless of sex or a pair of adolescents aged 10-20 of the same sex).
You may have to bring a travel cot yourself for your young child to sleep in.
Two-bedroom flats and three-bedroom houses are charged on a per bedroom per person rate. This means that a two bedroom flat may be offered at £110 per room per weekly, making the weekly rent 2 x £110 = £220* per week. The same would apply for a three-bedroom house or flat where the individual room rate would be multiplied by the number of bedrooms in the property.
You can see average rental costs of properties advertised on this page.