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unstuckagain Thu 04-Jan-18 19:10:37

Anybody have any idea or experience of getting out of university private accommodation contracts? My daughter has left uni but still liable.

Amy advice very very welcome - thanks

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CraftyGin Thu 04-Jan-18 19:11:47

They are very tight. I think her only hope is to get someone to take it on.

Bellamuerte Thu 04-Jan-18 19:15:21

Is there any way you can claim they have violated the terms of the contract? (probably not but worth thinking about) How long is the contract? The university accommodation service may be of help in getting someone to take over your daughter's contract from her.

AugustRose Thu 04-Jan-18 19:34:50

You'll have to read the smallprint, DS's contract is very tight. He can leave and pay nothing only if he can find someone else to take on the room. Or, if the letting agent finds someone else he will only have to pay a £75 charge. Otherwise he is liable for the rest of the year.

I suppose it depends on her reason for leaving, ie if there is a medical reason they might be more understanding/lenient on the terms of the agreement.

unstuckagain Thu 04-Jan-18 19:44:57

Thanks everyone - I know there's probably nothing we can do but worth asking!

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LegallyBrunet Tue 09-Jan-18 11:56:43

I got told that if I left my accommodation I would be liable for rent for the whole year unless I could find someone to take on my room

homebythesea Tue 09-Jan-18 12:33:07

And if you signed a guarantor agreement you are likely still liable for everyone else’s rent

Buttercupsandaisies Thu 18-Jan-18 19:38:23

I don't think you should be trying to get out of it at all!

We own a student property and even though we rent out 8 rooms, we make very little money from it. We rely heavily on the rental and once student terms start it's very difficult to rent out again. In fact if our property doesn't get snapped up in the next month or two (for sept) then we will start to worry.

If your DD has left, she still has to pay, and if you signed guarantor then so do you.

The legalities are normally tight. They have to be. We are a family and if a student just stopped paying we'd use every force to get the money as it could cripple us. It's not as easy as just rent it out. Viewings almost disappear miners before contract start dates

dayswithaY Wed 24-Jan-18 22:02:35

I have question about being a guarantor . If I am guarantor for my son am I also liable for the other tenants in the property defaulting on the rent? Or am I just guaranteeing my son's rent? The other tenants all need their own guarantors. Can anyone advise?

SingaSong12 Wed 24-Jan-18 22:13:07

Yes often a guarantor can be liable for rent of any of the tenants if it is a joint tenancy. That isn't always the case but read anything carefully.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/renting-a-home/student-housing/students-in-private-rented-accommodation/student-housing-using-a-guarantor/

dayswithaY Wed 24-Jan-18 23:55:22

Thank you SingaSong.

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