The University’s website is a good place to start your search. The website has details of University halls of residence as well as private sector accommodation available to rent to students.
For any other questions/queries, visit the University’s Housing Advice pages.
2) Take time to read through your contract carefully before signing, so that you understand exactly what you are agreeing to.
3) Make sure that you have full details of your landlords name, address and telephone numbers.
4) Make sure that you are clear about when your tenancy starts and when it ends and what happens if you want to end it early.
5) Be clear on how much the rent is and whether your rent is inclusive of bills such as internet, heating and / or electricity.
6) Ensure that your deposit is safe and secure by ensuring that you are opting in to a Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme. For more information, click here.
Some of your landlord duties will include the following
However, if your tenancy agreement contains a break clause it will be possible to end the agreement and your duty to pay for the whole fixed term early by giving the required notice. If you don’t have a break clause you should still try and negotiate as some landlords may be flexible but they will be under no legal obligation to do so.