If you have found your ideal property, you should ask the landlord or the agent for a copy of the contract.
Once you've got it, we at the Advice and Representation Centre can help you to check it.
We'll have a look through it, alert you to any especially important or unusual clauses and make sure that the contract is OK.
You should not feel pressurised by the landlord or letting agent to sign a contract without first having the opportunity to read it through and to get independent advice.
The ARC provides a Contract Check service and we aim to review these and respond to you within 5 working days. You will not be able to get your contract reviewed immediately at a 15 minute Drop In session as we do need the time to go through it properly. Try to resist landlord's requests to have it signed off "by tomorrow"!
What we need you to do is:
• Read through the contract and highlight any information you require clarification on
• Drop off a copy of your contract at the ARC during our Drop In sessions; or
• Email a copy of your contract to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your Student ID number in all Email communications.
We are based in the Hamilton Building, ground floor, next to Locos Bar.
Our opening hours can be found here
You can also find essential housing advice here - read about holding deposits, security deposits, what it means to be a "joint tenant". Get advice before it's too late.
Guarantor- important information for International Students.
Brunel University can act as a Guarantor for a specific group of International Students; read about it in detail here
Looking for a housemate?
The Brunel Student Lettings team have their own Facebook page for all students interested in off campus accommodation. You can request to join the group and talk to other students if you are looking for potential housemates to live with.
Join the group.
They will also be using the group to advertise 2018/19 applications, the new lettings website, and upcoming housing fayre events. You can also use the group if you're looking for another student to replace your contract, this is open to students renting through the University or external agencies.