Fresh Student Living Tenancy Agreement
Hello Suzanne, unfortunately, the owner is not obliged to offer you a new contract, since you initially only signed a one-year contract. It is extremely bad practice and annoying of them, but certainly not illegal for them to ask that you leave the property when your deal is over. You don‘t need to accept renewal, I‘m afraid. If you think your landlord is violating the terms of your lease or acting in an illegal manner, contact your local citizen advice office (or your university accommodation office if you live in lobbies). National Union of Students (Wohlfahrt) Vice President Eva Crossan Jory said: “Most students are looking for second– and third-year accommodation in the summer, with some even being asked to pay capital charges that we are opposed to. After the first onset of the coronavirus pandemic, students from all over Britain left their university accommodation prematurely to go through lockdown in their family homes. Unfortunately, not all owners were able to agree on some form of refund. Subletting will pretty much always be contrary to your lease, so if you get caught, you could even be evicted. The only way around this is to first ask your landlord‘s permission (very nice!) and take permission. However, don‘t keep your breath.
But residences represent only a part of the student rental market and are mainly aimed at first-year students. The largest rental market is for second– and third-year students who leave the halls.