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.