Don't Rush Housing

Don't Rush Housing Campaign


There is always a rumour that you have to rent now to get the best houses. This is not true! There is plenty of student accommodation in Leicester and some students who rush too early to rent can 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.

Read through our Step-by-step guides for more information on House Hunting.

Please note: Most private landlords would still hold students liable to pay rent for their tenancy, regardless of any impact the Covid situation might have. More information in regards to this is available here.

Don’t Rush Campaign 2020-21

Upcoming Events 2021
  • Live Housing Q&A's

  • The Advice Service will be hosting live Q&As to answer any of your Housing questions.

    When:Every Thursday, 1pm to 3pm, (term-time only).

    Where: Facebook chat

Past Events: November – December 2020
  • Live Housing Q&A's

  • Live Q&As answering any of your Housing questions.

    When: Every Thursday, 1-3pm (19th November - 17th December 2020)

    Where: Facebook chat

  • Housemate Finder Event

  • This session is to support students in finding suitable housemates for next year. We will provide our own advice, guidance and tips whilst allowing you to potentially find a housemate to share your next student(s) house/flat with.

    Open to all students and there is no obligation for you to make any formal agreements there and then.

    For more information or to book onto this online session, please email

    Where: BlackBoard Collaborate

Event resources

University of Leicester Students' Union
Percy Gee Building
University of Leicester
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH
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