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National Student Money Week: Moving out

A blog by your Student Funding team.

Moving out of university accommodation to a private rental can feel a bit daunting, but there are a few things you can do to make sure you are prepared and keep yourself protected.

The first step to moving out is to find a property with a reputable landlord, so that you don’t risk losing money or ending up in unsuitable accommodation. Check out our web pages for a link to a printable Save the Student checklist that you can take with you to viewings.

The next thing to consider is whether your rent contract has any clauses that might cause you issues later down the line. For example, it may say you are responsible for keeping the garden in good order, and you could lose some of your deposit when you move out if you haven’t done this. The Students' Union Advice Centre can check your contract for free to make sure you are getting a fair deal. We also have some resources on our dedicated webpages about the upfront costs of renting.

If you need any support with your money during the year you can contact Student Funding Support by email ( or telephone (024 7615 0096) Monday to Thursday 8.30 – 5.00 or Friday 8.30 – 4.00. Alternatively, you can drop in and see us by going to the Wellbeing Reception in Senate House between 10am and 3pm Monday-Friday.