If you accept an offer of accommodation by signing our tenancy agreement and then decide you wish to cancel outside of the initial cancellation period, or after you have moved into the accommodation, the following conditions apply:
- You must give us written notice (by post or email) that you wish to end your tenancy agreement.
- You remain liable for the rent and any other charges stated in the tenancy agreement until you find another tenant who is acceptable to the landlord to take over your legally binding contract, and that tenant has fully committed to the tenancy agreement.
- It is your responsibility to find another suitable tenant (in most cases a prospective tenant will not be suitable if he / she is already renting a room from the landlord or bound into another contract).
- When your accommodation has been re-let to a suitable replacement tenant we will release you from your tenancy agreement upon payment of a £250 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from your final instalment or can be paid by debit / credit card at reception. This fee is for room preparation and administration fees.
- Once we have accepted the replacement student, you must have booked and attended a final inspection of your room and flat before returning the room key to the residence office and confirming your contact details on departure. If no replacement tenant is found for your room, you will remain liable for all amounts due under your tenancy agreement until your tenancy end date.
- You can submit an appeal to be released from the contract earlier than the fixed end date by submitting a request to the Residence Manager along with supporting evidence. The Residence Manager will review your request and make consideration of your circumstances. Once the Residence Manager has reached their decision, both you and your guarantor will be notified in writing.
If you are a prospective student and your offer of a place at your preferred university / higher education institution is withdrawn by the university / higher education Institution as a result of you not achieving their required entry grades, you may be eligible to be released from your tenancy agreement. To apply to be released from the agreement you must send us:
- Written confirmation that you wish to cancel your tenancy agreement.
- Supporting documentation of the failure to secure a place e.g. UCAS notification
If we receive these documents (by post or email) within 3 working days from the date your results are published, we will cancel your tenancy agreement and you will be charged a £250 cancellation fee.