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Choosing Your Housemates

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If you're thinking of moving in with other people, follow our top tips for harmonious co-habiting.

Check out our Choosing Your Housemates video here


Right to Rent Checks

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When you apply to rent your home in England your landlord or letting agent will ask for additional information from you so they can complete a 'Right to Rent' check, but what does it mean?

As part of the Immigration Act 2014, landlords will be required to check their tenants' immigration status before offering a tenancy agreement to make sure that the tenant has a 'right to rent’, meaning that they are in the country legally as a UK citizen, EU or EEA national or have valid immigration permission to be in the UK.

Right to Rent checks are not currently required by law in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Read our How to guide on Right to Rent checks here: Housing How To - Right to Rent

Visit Shelter's website for more information.

Housing Checklists and Guides

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Our housng checklist is designed so that you can take it with you when you visit a potentail new home. Download our Ready to Rent Housing Checklist

Fersiwn Cymraeg House Hunting Checklist CY

Download our quick guide to what the new regulations on fees, licensing/ registration mean for tenants in Scotland Be Clear on Fees and Licensing Scotland

Download our quick guide to what the new regulations on fees, licensing/ registration mean for tenants in Wales, England and Northern Ireland Be Clear on Fees and Licensing England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Fersiwn Cymraeg Be Clear on Fees and Licensing England and Wales CY

House Hunting (video)

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Watch our guide to house hunting here


Download our guide to House Hunting

Save money on your Energy Bills

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When looking for a property there are a number of actions you can take to save money on your energy bills. Check out our guidance document for details here.

Model Guarantor Agreement

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Lots of landlords and letting agents will require a ‘guarantor’ before they rent a property to you – a person who will be liable to pay rent or other money should you not be able to. If you are on a joint contract, check the wording of this to ensure that your guarantor is not joint and severally liable for your other housemates.

Model guarantor agreement - This is a model guarantor agreement provided by Unipol Student Homes to limit guarantor liability to one person's share of the rent.

Please note, by permitting you to use this guarantor agreement, neither Unipol Student Homes nor NUS are providing any warranty as to the correctness or validity of this document and you use it at your own risk