By Beds SU
Wednesday, 10 November 2021
Continued access to stable and secure housing is essential for all students and something that should be carefully considered. Even though for many, you will have only just moved into your accommodation, now is the time to think about where you'll be living next year.
In this post, we have essential advice for those living in Halls and for those living in private rentals.
Despite being only a few months into the academic year, you may soon be offered an 'early bird' deal by your accommodation provider. The deal will include a discounted rate for signing up for housing earlier than you would normally.
Don't rush to sign-up to early-bird deals as there is usually no 'cooling off' period. This means that as soon as the contract is signed by both the tenant and the landlord, the contract is legally binding and you are liable to pay the rent stated in the contract.
Even if you leave University early, you will still be liable to pay any rent that you have signed up for.
Each year, the Beds SU advice team receives support requests from students who have rushed into taking out rental agreements too early and then been unable to leave the contract.
Before you sign-up for another year of accommodation, you should consider:
We recommend that you only consider signing-up for housing once;
If you've taken the plunge and moved into privately rented accommodation, with the extra freedom does come some extra responsibility.
Here are some things you need to consider:
Now is the time to ensure that you are aware of all your rights and responsibilities, to ensure you enjoy your stay and you're able to move out when needed without any hassle.
If you need further advice and support, here's where you can go.