We know that some students are facing financial hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and this can impact your ability to pay rent. If this is the case for you and you're struggling to afford your rent, please make sure you read this advice from our Housing Advisor which includes all you need to know regarding evictions.
If this is the case for you and you're struggling to afford your rent, ask for some help now. The sooner you act, the more options you’ll have.
You can contact the University's Financial Wellbeing team by emailing email@example.com or calling + 44 (0) 1784 276109 / 414633. You can also find advice and tips on their ‘Managing Your Money’ page.
In most cases, not for a while.
If you’re worried about eviction, we recommend that you get legal advice. You can get free legal advice from University of London Housing Services by asking them for an appointment. You can also email them with your query at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7862 8880. If you email them, you must use your University email address.
The information below offers an overview and some guidance around current legislation. However, if you find it confusing (like most people) you can ask legal advisors to explain it to you.
If you need guidance in negotiating with your landlord, email the Advice Centre to ask for an appointment.
The below advice outlines the normal situation for evictions. Please note all of this currently still applies but with a minimum of three months’ notice and no court proceedings will take place before September 2020.
If you have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy
If you are in a fixed-term tenancy
If you are in a periodic ‘rolling’ tenancy, or your fixed term is ending soon and has not been renewed
If you have a license agreement for accommodation where the landlord does not live with you (e.g. student halls)
If you live with your landlord
We appreciate the volume of information being sent your way could be quite overwhelming, so we've created a Coronavirus Hub to give you quick links to key advice, guidance, and our latest news updates. With dedicated pages for housing, academic, and welfare advice, as well as links to government advice and College FAQs, it's your one-stop shop for all the vital information during this time.
The Advice Centre is a free, independent and confidential service for all students here at Royal Holloway. Our friendly, experienced and professional staff will provide a listening ear and offer general and specialist advice. We’re here to support you with a whole range of issues, big and small, and if we’re not the best people to help you with a particular issue, we’ll point you in the right direction.
Email us at email@example.com with any questions or to ask for a phone appointment.
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