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Housing advice

For the majority of students, their time living in private-rented accommodation is fun and hassle-free. But if you do run into difficulties with any aspect of your accommodation, we are here to help.

Below are some of the most common housing issues we are contacted about. We have a number of resources to help you, so advise you read the information available here to see if your issue is covered:

If you signed a fixed-term tenancy but want to move out, for whatever reason, before you tenancy expires, you need to be aware of several issues. Download and keep our Leaving a tenancy early factsheet. You can contact us for further advice if you need to.

If your landlord is withholding your deposit there are steps you can take to ensure any amount is fair and accountable. Download our deposits factsheet for full details of what you need to do. If you need further advice, you can contact us at any time for assistance.

Responsibility for repairs can depend on the type of repair and the contract you have with your landlord. Download our repairs factsheet for full information on how to proceed.

Some private housing providers want students to have a guarantor who lives in the UK. If you do not have a UK guarantor you may be asked to pay anything between 3 and 12 months’ rent in advance.

Housing Hand are an organisation who may be able to provide you with a UK based guarantor. For more information on guarantors, see our section on contracts and agreements below and check out our housing contracts factsheet.

Problems or queries

If you have a problem with your housing and can't find the answers you need on these web pages.

Please get in touch E - or T- 0161 295 0023