How to find housing in the private rented sector
The University of London Housing Services has a Private Housing Unit which is funded by the Colleges of the federal University to provide a range of services to their students who are considering living, or live, in private rented housing.
- A Landlord registration scheme and database of accommodation offers (note, we do not inspect properties).
- An Accommodation Agency registration scheme.
- Housing presentations to large groups of students throughout the year.
- Contract checking. Before you sign a contract you can bring it in to our offices and we can advise you about what you are signing and what the potential pitfalls are. The contract check list that we have prepared can also assist. We also have our own suggested contracts that have been drawn up in conjunction with our solicitors.
- Housing advice for those experiencing problems. Legal advice from our own solicitors when problems become serious or complicated.
- A programme of Landlord and Agency training.
- A programme of training to staff working in the area of student housing.
- Occasional events for students aimed at promoting awareness of good practice and safety issues in rented housing.