As the cost-of-living crisis continues, evictions and rents are on the rise.
A nationwide housing shortage is pushing students into ever more desperate situations, and rogue landlords might exploit inexperienced students who have never rented before by acting illegally.
NUS believes that every student has the right to affordable and secure housing.
We have brought together a range of resources to help student renters in England know and enforce their rights as tenants.
Your Students' Union Advice team is a great to go for advice and support.
Introduction and the Basics
There are loads of organisations and charities out there dedicated to helping tenants know their rights and helping them in disputes with landlords.
Generation Rent - Campaign fighting for renters' rights
Shelter - Charity campaigning on tenant rights
Citizens Advice - Provides independent advice on issues including housing
Signing a Contract and Moving In
Unipol, the student housing charity which provides help and assistance to student renters, as well as providing housing in a number of UK cities, has useful resources.
You might be worried about evictions during the cost of living crisis. Shelter has lots of resources on evictions, including:
Rent, Bills and Housing Costs
Want to make a complaint about your landlord? Check out this page on the Codes of Standards for university Halls of Residence, this page for non-university Halls of Residence and this page if you are renting from a private landlord.
Being part of a tenants' union is a great way is a great way to further understand your rights as a renter and to organise collectively with other renters.