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Your housing contract is an important document and it is crucial that you fully understand it, as it is a legally binding document. This is true regardless of your housing situation, whether you are private renting or living in halls of residence.

What can you do?

We would always suggest getting a second opinion before signing a contract if you are not fully comfortable with it or if there are parts you don’t understand.

The majority of housing contracts in the private sector will be an Assured Shorthold Tenancy. These will usually be fixed term, your rent will stay the same throughout and there will be fixed payment dates. For more information on these tenancies, have a read through the information provided by Shelter.

Shelter Tenancies Advice

Contracts in student accommodation can take a few different forms, but the important thing to note is that they are still legally binding documents. You are liable to pay the rent for the duration which you signed for initially. If you do not pay, the landlord/halls provider can pursue you for the rent through legal avenues.

What can we do?

If you have a concern about your contract, either before or after you sign it, our advisers can provide you basic advice on it.

Where to find us

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

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020 7955 7158

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