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Student housing guide

Student Housing Guide

This booklet has been produced by the University of Cumbria to guide you through the process of finding accommodation in the private sector. It contains advice on what to consider when viewing a property, the charges you will be expected to pay plus information on contracts and your rights as a tenant. 

Often students feel pressured into making quick decisions without enough information to base those decisions on. There is plenty of good quality student accommodation so there is no need to sign any contract without first giving it some thought.

This guide aims to help you make informed choices by answering some of the most frequently asked questions and equipping you with the basic knowledge to avoid the most common problems.