Housing Events and Updates

Current and upcoming events

Don’t Rush Campaign: October 2019 – February 2020

There is always a rumour that you have to rent now to get the best houses.
This is not true and statistics show that students who rent early have more problems with their properties and housemates than those who wait.

We’re therefore encouraging you not to rush into looking at properties or feel pressured by landlords
into signing a contract that could cause problems for you when moving in.

Remember, you’ll be living in your house for a year, so you want to make sure that you’re making the right decision. Whether you’re after big bedrooms or for your house to be close to campus, it’s important to take your time and really think about what it is you’re looking for.

Housing Fair - Wednesday 12th February, 11am to 6pm
We understand that sometimes you might not know where to look when searching for a place to live. That is why we have invited landlords and agencies for you to meet.
Come along:
  • To view available properties
  • Ask questions
  • Gather information about the properties
  • Discuss prices/ fees, length of tenancy and other contractual information.
The Students' Union Advice Service, and othe rorganisations, will also be there to provide housing advice and information.
For more information on House Hunting, read through our step-by-step guides.

Housing updates

The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018, came into force on the 20th March 2019. This essentially means that by law, landlords will be more accountable for the state of their rented accommodation and other conditions. Tenants will be in a position to take the landlord to court if they are non-compliant with the Act.
For more information from GOV.UK click here.

 

The Tenants Fees Bill 2018, has been put through parliament and has received Royal Ascent. This means that Landlords and Letting agents will be banned from charging any upfront fees, from the 1st June 2019.
For more information from Shelter click here.

Past event resources