Renting Responsibly

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While it may not feel like the right time to be looking for a property, it’s important to start thinking about where you’re going to live next year.


Before we get started, just a quick word to say not to panic.


You’ve got to our site, which means you’ve arrived at the right place to ensure that you have all the information, resources, and advice you need to rent responsibly.


Here’s the headlines of what you can find below:


  • Our downloadable Ready to Rent Guide
  • Information about Edge Hill University’s annual Housing List and Housing Workshops
  • Advice from the expert team at our Advice Centre
  • Essential contact details for teams who can help at EHU



Are you ready to rent?


Before we get started, here’s the essential criteria you need to consider:


  • Do you know where you would like to live next year?
  • Do you know who you would like to live with?
  • Do you have a budget in mind of what you can afford?


Sorted? Good.


Now you can start confidently looking for a property, and if you’re starting to look for a property there’s one thing we’ve got to help you.


Download our Ready to Rent Guide here!


EHU Housing List and Housing Workshops


Overwhelmed by choice when it comes to letting agents, private landlords, and information about accommodation on campus.


The various teams at Edge Hill University, including our Advice Centre and the EHU Accommodation Team, have got you covered.

First thing to remember? The University Housing List is available from 28 January.



You can also access pre-recorded Housing Workshops here!




Advice Centre Pro Tip: Tenancy Fees


As of June 2019, landlords are not allowed to charge tenancy fees. This means your landlord can only charge you for:


  • Rent
  • A refundable tenancy deposit
  • A refundable holding deposit (to reserve the property, capped at £50)
  • Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy
  • Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax.
  • A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/ security device giving access to the housing.


If your landlord charges you for cleaning services, for example, you should raise this with our Advice Centre!


If you require further help from our Advice Centre, book a phone appointment here



How to Get Involved and Who to Contact!


If you have any concerns regarding accommodation with Advice you should book an appointment with our Advice Centre team.


Our Advice Centre has also prepared information about renting during COVID-19 and how to seek advice on a wide range of topics which you may find helpful. 


You can also contact Edge Hill University's Accommodation Team for advice and guidance on finding a place to live. 


If, however, you’re interested in getting involved with our Students’ Union campaign, contact our Vice President Welfare via