2B. Contracts 2017-08-24T11:33:25+00:00

CONTRACT CHECKING

A contract is a legally binding agreement. Do not sign any contract unless you (and all your housemates) are completely confident that it’s fair and reasonable and that you can meet its terms.

It’s well worth checking with University of London Housing Services or the Students’ Union UCL Rights and Advice Centre before you sign any contract. These legal advice services are free to UCL students. Their friendly advisors can explain any legal terminology to you, as well as help ensure that you have the right kind of contract with no ‘dodgy’ clauses.  Here, James from ULHS gives you some basic advice about renting in the private sector and ensuring you have a contract you can trust.

Advice from UCL students

  1. Read it carefully and get a second opinion.
  2. Make sure you know what any jargon means.
  3. Query anything and everything you don’t understand or like the look of.

Free contract checking service

  1. Go through your contract with ULHS.
  2. Understand your deposit (and how to get it back).
  3. Remember that you and your housemates are mutually responsible.

WHAT SHOULD I WATCH OUT FOR

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