Private Housing at University

Are you living in private housing while you’re at University? Check out our guide to your renter’s rights.

Oct 19, 2020

Your Welfare Officer, Hayley has put together a guide on your renter’s rights in private accommodation during Covid-19. Find out more about sharing accommodation, house maintenance, viewings, your housemates and even what to do if someone in your household has any symptoms. 

Renter’s Rights Pack

Renter’s Rights Pack - International checklist

If you’re in private house accommodation, the University Student Housing team has also produced some useful guidance, including what to do if you cannot afford your rent. 

The University Finance Team have also said, in relation to hardship funding, that students that are struggling and need funds should email them at They are still asking for applications and evidence which can be emailed to them (and they'll be flexible on what can be provided). Any student who is in financial difficulty can apply, regardless of the issues and they are mindful of the lack of part-time work affecting students adversely. They are also aware of our priority group students such as those with children, disabilities and care leavers/estranged students.

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