Where you live is endlessly important, and can affect your time while studying if you are or aren’t happy. It is also important to know your rights and be prepared when it comes to housing, and we hope that the below links will make housing not only easier for you, but also safer.
Don’t forget that SU Advice (firstname.lastname@example.org) are always here if you need to talk to someone about accommodation and housing. We can help you with filling in forms, to checking over tenancy agreements. If you need help please just ask.
The Accommodation Team help all current and prospective students with their accommodation needs while studying in Cornwall.
Their office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Contact the accommodation team by emailing email@example.com or call 01326 253639.
SU’s team of expert advisers deliver free, confidential, impartial advice and guidance to all University of Exeter (Penryn Campus) students and Falmouth University students.
Book an appointment by calling 01326 255861 or pop in the SU office. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deposit Protection Service (DPS) protect deposits for tenancies in England and Wales. This covers fraudsters trying to trick people into handing over their money or account details and ensuring tenants are treated fairly at the end of their tenancy.
You can call them on 0330 303 0030 or find out more on their website.
Do you have blocked drains, mould, or a leak in your rented property?
Download this handy PDF from The SU Advice Service, highlighting common housing disrepair problems and who is responsible for fixing them.
If you’re going to view a property that you think you might rent, download this handy checklist from The SU Advice Service and take it with you and complete it while you’re there.
Moving out from your property?
Download this handy checklist from The SU Advice Service to ensure you are meeting your end of tenancy procedure.
Shelter provides advice and specialist help for those with a housing or housing-related problem.
The local Shelter is situated in Truro which you can contact by calling 0344 515 2300 or by popping in their office next to Truro bus station.
Spare Room is a search engine that helps unite people looking for a housemate/room.
You can place adverts on their website and search for local houses to rent.
Studentpad lets you search for student houses, student homes, flats and lodgings in Falmouth, Penryn and Cornwall.
The site is affiliated with Falmouth University and the University of Exeter Cornwall Campuses.
You can call them on 01326 253 741 or email email@example.com.
A tenancy agreement is a contract between you and a landlord. It sets out the legal terms and conditions of your tenancy.
Download this handy PDF from The SU Advice Service which explains what tenancy agreements are, including a handy checklist.
You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record programmes as they're being shown on TV or streamed live online. This also includes downloading or watching BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on-demand.
Find out more on the TV Licensing website.
We're pulling together a booklet that includes all the key information you need to know about housing; including council tax and what to do about noisy neighbours.
Watch this space!