Housing is one of those issues that affects every single student that comes through our gates. From your first-year halls accommodation to the end of your time at uni, we want to ensure that you're getting the most out of your housing experience. In second and third year, it's likely that you'll move into private accommodation - that's where Housing Week comes in.
From Q&A sessions with our Housing Advisor to handy articles on your housing rights, Housing Week is all about making sure that you become a savvy tenant, whether that's saving yourself a bit of money or avoiding common housing mistakes.
We'll share all you need to know about looking for housing safely and the support available to you. Our articles should give you the confidence of knowing what to expect when looking for housing.
A housing contract is a long-term journey and it's important that you know your rights as a prospective tenant, right through until the return of your deposit. We want to empower you to challenge unfair treatment and help you save money in the long run.
Every year, as early as October, some landlords and agents start to ask their current tenants (who’ve just moved in) to decide whether or not they want to renew their contract for the following year. As students are not experienced renters, they often don’t challenge this request.
However, we're here to tell you that there is no need to panic. In fact, we'd encourage you to wait until after Christmas before you commit to a housing contract for 2021/22.
We know that housing plays a significant role in your university experience, which is why it's super important that you take your time and don't rush into any decisions that you may later regret.
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