Private sector housing advice

For the majority of students, their time living in private-rented accommodation is fun and hassle-free. But if you do run into difficulties with any aspect of your accommodation, we are here to help.

Below are some of the most common housing issues we are contacted about. We have a number of resources to help you, so advise you read the information available here to see if your issue is covered:

Problems or queries

If you have a problem with your housing and can't find the answers you need on these web pages, you can get in touch with our Private Sector Adviser. Please complete the housing advice contact form and we will contact you. We provide advice and information to:

  • current students
  • parents of students (with permission from the student)
  • former students (if it relates to their time at University)
  • university staff.

Housing disputes

We can help to resolve your disputes by exploring the options with you. Where appropriate we can assist with mediation, advocacy and as a last resort, court action. Complete the housing advice query form or drop-in to the office.

Housing advice contact form

Our Service

Our service is: free, confidential, impartial, non-judgemental, independent and accessible.

If you're having difficulties with your private-rented accommodation, whether it's concerns about a contract, issues with your landlord or anything else, I can offer you advice and support. Just get in touch.

Tash Burden, Private Sector Adviser
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