Change in service
Please note that we have now temporarily suspended in-person contract checking appointments and requests via email. This temporary change in service is to ensure that we are allowing sufficient time and resources to other areas of student housing, to provide the best possible student experience.
Our contract checking service will become available again soon. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Get your contract checked by the Student Accommodation Office
A contract is a legally binding document that both you and the landlord are agreeing to abide by. They can be very difficult to get out of once you have entered them, so be sure that you know what it is you are signing. Before you sign a contract please arrange for this to be checked with the Student Accommodation Office team.
Make an appointment to see one of our advisors:
- Read the full contract beforehand
- Prepare specific questions
- Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use the online contract checker
"IN 2019 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 the Student Accommodation team
- 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