Have you found your next student accommodation?

Written: SU Advice https://www.upsu.com/advice/

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Looking for your next student accommodation can be exciting; however, it can be easy to overlook some of the essential bits. 


Did you know that your Student Union Advice team offer a free contract checking service?


Signing a housing contract is a big decision and a huge financial commitment; this may be the first major legal document that you ever sign. Renting is full of potential pitfalls, so it is important to make sure that you know what you are getting into.

Housing contracts can contain lots of legal jargon that make them difficult to understand. Therefore, before signing your contract, you might want to have someone else read it over.

  • The SU’s advice team offers a free contracting checking service help you avoid unintentionally agreeing to something you shouldn’t.
  • We can check your contract for unfair terms which may cause problems in your accommodation, explain any unclear terms, and also help you understand your rights.
  • Our contract check feedback will help you avoid unfair deductions from your deposit.

Remember: NEVER rush into signing a contract. You are entitled to sufficient time to review the terms and consult someone. Pressure sales are illegal.


How Do I get my contract checked?


Email a copy of your contract to advice@su.plymouth.ac.uk and we will look through and offer up comment on any points that may need clarifying. This way you are then able to make an informed decision about whether that tenancy is right for you.



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