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Leaving home and being responsible for your own accommodation can be an exciting experience.

However, it can also lead to difficulties and worries. These could be worries about finding your next accommodation, problems with landlords and/or worries about finances. If you’re having problems with housemates then you may wish to visit our relationships with housemates page.

Housing problems:

Finding Accommodation:

Our Residences team can provide information and advice about finding accommodation, both within University Halls and privately rented. There is lots of useful information on the Accommodation website including links to the Southampton Accreditation Scheme for Student Housing (SASSH) and information about private rented open days.

The Advice Centre, run by the Southampton University Student’s Union (SUSU), also provides advice and guidance about housing issues and has information on approved landlords and housing rights as well as lots of helpful tips.

Problems with your landlord or private rented contract:

If you’re having difficulties in your private rented accommodation and want advice and guidance then the Advice Centre is there to assist. An advisor will be able to help or point you in the right direction. This can be anything from checking over a new contract to helping with any issues you may have with landlords.

Difficulties paying for accommodation:

If you are struggling to pay your rent or accommodation fees then the Financial Information and Assistance Team is there to assist. Even with the best laid financial plans, sometimes things get out of control. It's always better to get advice and help right away – you'll spend less time worrying and more time getting back on track.

The Housing Clinic is available to help students with housing issues and offers free legal consultations for any University Student requiring advice on renting a property. The clinic is run on a voluntary basis by second and third year law students and a local specialist Barrister.

The Wellbeing Team

The Wellbeing Team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to offer support to all University of Southampton students.

Financial Assistance Team

The Financial Assistance Team can potentially offer support if you are struggling with your finances.

Housing Clinic

The Housing Clinic is run on a voluntary basis by final year law students.  The clinic functions as a citizens advice style clinic offering free legal consultations for University of Southampton students.


Our residences team can provide advice and guidance on finding accommodation, both within Halls and private rented.

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