Tenancy agreements are dealt with by the university.
The tenancy we offer our students is not an assured shorthold tenancy: it is a student tenancy under paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1988.
Inventories are dealt with by the university. We can send you a copy of the completed inventory.
Landlords are required to allow access to university staff one week either side of the occupancy dates for pre-tenancy checks and to administer any damage charge processes at the end of the tenancy.
Rent is guaranteed for the contract length.
Rents offered will depend on the suitability, location and condition of the property.
Damage charges will only be paid to owners when a claim is registered with the accommodation office within 7 days of the end of the contract.
Please be aware that claims received after these dates will not be considered. For claims over £49.99, owners must provide a receipt or invoice as evidence to support their claim.
For damage claims below £50.00 owners do not need to provide an invoice or receipt but must itemise the claim and submit it with a signed declaration.
Any extensions to tenant contracts are actively discouraged and in cases where they are agreed, any right by the owner to make damage claims will be waived.
Under the terms of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1970, where rent is paid to a property owner normally resident abroad, the university must deduct income tax at source from the gross rents paid, at the standard rate in force at the time, pending an assessment being raised on the university by the Inland Revenue, unless an exemption certificate has been provided by them. For further information contact the Inland Revenue for leaflet IR140.In addition, it should be noted that the university is required to forward on demand to the Inland Revenue details of all rents paid during the financial year.