Tips on how to rent accommodation in Sheffield

I recently moved to Sheffield, UK. The first challenge was renting a place to live. Below are some tips on how to find house to rent in Sheffield given by my boss (millions thanks), I think it is very helpful for new comers to Sheffield.

A couple of good places to look for accommodation are and You can search for things that are close to the postcode of your work place or any desired one, that is a good starting point.

Generally speaking, the postcode areas S1 (central), S3 (inner north), S6 (inner north-west), and S10 (inner west) are generally convenient.

S10 is a fairly student area, but with excellent public transport. S6 is a mix of students and families; a lot of the university staff live there, and the tram directly from there to the university is convenient too. S1 is the city centre, and has a few apartments.

S3 is an inner-city area which includes some very nice little bits close to the river, but also some less-good areas which may not be so desirable; the prices in that area can be lower, but it is recommended that you have a careful look around the specific neighbourhood close to an apartment in this area to make sure it is OK before agreeing to rent.

S11 (inner south/south-west) also has some nice houses at a good price, but the transport isn’t so easy, it involves either a bus plus a short walk, or quite a long walk. I don’t really know the neighbourhoods directly to the east of the city, but there are some big council/social housing areas in that part of the city.

If you want to read about what is happening in Sheffield, or see people’s comments on specific areas, search the website for the name of the street or the area.

I have rented from a couple of different agencies in Sheffield – the one who treated us well was Martin & Co, The one who treated us badly was Sheffield Residential (located on West Street). Another very large one in Sheffield is Blundells, who are in the West One building, – some people say good things about them, others say less-good things.

Good luck.

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