Whether you are on campus, off campus, living at your parents or guardian's home or searching for a house, it is important to know what your housing rights and responsibilities are.
You can find out lots of information about living off campus here, however, if you have any questions or problems with on or off campus accommodation, just ASK!
NUS Ready to Rent
NUS Ready to Rent has been developed to support student renters to develop the knowledge and confidence they need to find good quality housing and assert their rights as renters. Check below for useful guides.
Right to Rent
Any landlord or tenant who enters into a residential tenancy after 1st February 2016 will be affected by the Right to Rent scheme. For more information about Right to Rent click here for UKCISA's summary of the scheme.
The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has published information on the right to rent scheme. Click to go to the JCWI site. If you need help and advice about the right to rent scheme, please contact ASK.
House-hunting checklist – A useful checklist for viewing properties
Things to consider before you sign – This resource takes you through the things you need to consider before you sign your name.
Landlord Accreditation Scheme North Staffordshire - only members of this scheme can advertise on StudentPad Keele and attend the KeeleSU Housing Fair, which is usually held at the end of January.
Model guarantor agreement – This is a model guarantor agreement provided by Unipol Student Homes to limit guarantor liability to one person’s share of the rent. Please note, by permitting you to use this guarantor agreement, neither Unipol Student Homes nor KeeleSU is providing any warranty as to the correctness or validity of this document and you use it at your own risk.
Make sure you fully understand your rights and responsibilities with guarantors before signing anything.
Moving In – Lots of useful tips for things to do when moving into a new property
Moving Out – Lots of tips for what to do when leaving a property
Tenancy Troubleshooting Guide - Lots of useful information on key rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants, as well as how to resolve issues during a tenancy
Read through KeeleSU's Housing Essentials and House Hunting Timeline to make sure you're ready to start searching for off-campus accommodation.
ASK has trained advisers who can help with housing issues, come and see us if you are having problems.