So it's got to that time of year when you have to move out of your student accommodation; a potentially stressful time as you mix socialising and exams with packing your bags


1. Plan your Departure

  • Make a checklist of everything that needs to be done and by when


2. Move out on Time

  • You do not want to be stuffing things in boxes while the landlord is waiting for the keys


3. Leave the property in good and clean condition

  • You need to clean the property to the same standard as it was when you moved in.
  • This does mean cleaning everything and emptying those cupboards


4. Contact Utility suppliers

  • Take final meter readings on the day you move out and pay any bills so you can close the accounts.
  • Provide suppliers with your forwarding address.


5. Carry Out inventory check with photographs

  • Check your inventory when you move out
  • Try to be there when your landlord or agent does a check out inventory when you move out. 


You must update your service providers about your change of address. This can include:

1. Bank
2. Employer
3. National Insurance (NI) 
4. Local Authorities
5. Doctors (GP)
6. Driving Licence (DVLA for UK licences)


Our Advice team can help you in:

*Understand the lease terms of your contract, if you need to move out before your contract ends

*Providing guidance on the return of the security deposit
*Assisting you in drafting a proper notice to your landlord, ensuring that it complies with the terms of the lease and UK laws

*Providing information on searching for new accommodation

*Informing you of your legal rights and protections according to the UK law

*Signposting you to community services that can provide additional support during the move-out process

Please note where we are unable to find accommodation for you we can only suggest where to look

If you wish to speak with our Advice team for further support with your enquiry, you can email or come by our drop-in hours: 

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Wed and Thu 4.30-6.00 (online only)

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