Contracts are legally binding documents. Once you've signed them, it's very difficult to get out of, or change the terms. Housing contracts can vary in length, how they are written, and what clauses they include so make sure you're confident in what you are signing.
Our Contract Masterclass will guide you through the basics of your contract:
- Types of contract
- What should be in your contract
- What to look out for
- Unfair terms
- Fees and charges
- Negotiating clauses
Do you still need help, or have a specific question about a clause in your contract?
Use our Contract Checking tool to help understand your contract.
Tips for using our contract checking tool
- Read the full contract beforehand
- If you have specific questions after using our contract checking tool you can email us via firstname.lastname@example.org
"IN 2022 WE HELPED OVER 220 STUDENTS CHECK THEIR CONTRACTS AND SUPPORT THEM WITH DEPOSIT ISSUES"
Top tips when it comes to signing a contract:
- Get someone to look over the contract - your parents, a solicitor or use our contract checking tool
- If the landlord/agent won’t let you take the contract away to get it checked first, think twice about signing it! Do not pay any money to the landlord/agent until you are all happy with the contract
- Some landlords or letting agents ask for a holding deposit while you look over the contract. Check this is refundable if you decide not to take the property
- Make sure you get a receipt for any monies paid to the landlord/agent