You must pay your first instalment of rent before you move into your accommodation and within seven days of receiving an offer of a room. The remainder of the rent is paid in three equal instalments in October, January and April for 39-week contracts. For 50-week contracts there are four instalments, with the additional instalment due in July.
Details of how to pay will be sent to you with your offer of a room.
Example of rent payments
If your rent for university accommodation is £5,265, for example, the full tenancy period would be payable in the following instalments:
- £540 within seven days of accommodation offer being made
- £1,581.43 on or before 15 October
- £1,581.43 on or before 15 January
- £1,562.14 on or before 15 April
- Additional payment on or before 15 July for 48 and 50–week contracts
You qualify for a 2% rent reduction if you choose to pay the full annual amount when you accept your offer of accommodation.
You do not need to pay a damage deposit when you move into halls of residence.
If your accommodation has to be repaired, cleaned or decorated before it can be let again, we will charge you for this. You will not be charged for reasonable wear and tear to your room or furniture.
It is important to pay promptly and the university is entitled to charge interest at 7% annually where payment is late. We are also entitled to terminate your accommodation contract if payment is overdue by 28 days or more.
If you think you may have a problem paying your rent, please arrange to see someone in the income office (01273 642592) as soon as possible.
You could also speak to the student advice service (01273 642888) for advice on loans or grants.