It’s true to say that COVID-19 has created a lot of unknowns and at this stage, no one can predict what life will be like and what movement will be allowed come September.
Our leaflet on private renting and COVID-19, has a lot of information on what the current situation does and doesn’t mean for you and your tenancy agreement.
Unsure whether to start looking for a house for the next academic year now or wait? As things stand, the situation is all very uncertain so think carefully before you commit to anything as we don’t know when life will return to normal.
If you did want to sign for a house now in preparation for September, here is our house hunting page with tips and ideas of things to consider. Although our housing staff have been furloughed, our Home Run website will remain live for any current students who wish to view the current accredited housing stock.
Please remember if you decided to sign for a housing contract now and UEA is unable to return to normal in September, you will be liable for the rent regardless of whether you occupy the house or not.
Unfortunately, due to the current furloughing of some of the Advice, Communities and Welfare team, advice(su) and Home Run are unable to provide direct support with housing issues. However, you can talk to the Student Life team in Student Services or Shelter England – www.england.shelter.org.uk - a housing charity with a wealth of knowledge and advice. Their website is likely to have all the answers to your housing situation including letter templates to sue should you need to write to your landlord.