Ready to Rent

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Ready to Rent is an innovative new programme through which students’ unions are delivering tenant training workshops to student renters on their campuses. The programme has been created by NUS, with the support of the TDS Charitable Foundation.

The training is hands-on and interactive, and helps to empower students to become more active and informed as tenants, both individually and as a collective. We believe that this has the potential to generate real change in the private rented sector.

The training focuses on:

  • What to look for and steer clear of when house-hunting
  • What signing a contract means, and what should and shouldn’t be in it
  • Students’ rights as tenants and how to assert them
  • The power of linking up with other renters

About the funder

This project is kindly funded by the TDS Charitable Foundation, which works to advance education about housing rights and obligations, with a particular focus on:

  • Best practice in the management of private rented housing
  • Legal rights and obligations of those involved in the provision or management of private rented housing
  • Using alternative dispute resolution for more efficient and effective resolution of disputes between landlords and tenants.

The content of the Ready to Rent programme was created in autumn 2014. NUS has provided this content in good faith and has taken care to make sure it’s accurate at the time of writing. However, housing issues can be complicated, and legal rights can change. We would recommend that you contact the advice centre in your students’ union, college or university, or another advice service if you are unsure or need more help.

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