Private Renting: Guidance for Students

Many students live away from home when they go to university, so if you are living in privately rented accommodation or university halls it is important to know what your rights and responsibilities are.

Many students live away from home when they go to university, so if you are living in privately rented accommodation or university halls it is important to know what your rights and responsibilities are.

Luckily UUSU are here to help and have collaborated with Housing Rights NI to develop an in-depth overview of how to rent safely. UUSU and Housing Rights have experienced an increase in renting issues during the pandemic and this resource is designed to help those who are or may experience issues. Unfortunately, the pandemic has not advanced renters’ rights much and your tenancy agreement remains a legally binding document-so please read it with care before signing.

During this pandemic UUSU have seen many students struggling with rent and uncertainty. While watching this resource will equip you with what you need to know you can contact us at anytime for additional help and support.

The Advice Bureau is your free, impartial and confidential advice service and we have been guiding Ulster students on their legal obligations and entitlements since September 2018. The Advice Bureau has a selection of useful webpages with additional rental information here.

If you are struggling financially please click here for help and support.

To learn more about Housing Rights and their work please click here.