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Residential Services Office 

3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531

Halls of residence queries: accommodation@lse.ac.uk

Private housing queries: private.housing@lse.ac.uk

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Residences Fees Team
LRB502 Lionel Robbins Building
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Hall fee queries: residences.fees@lse.ac.uk

Opening hours:
Monday and Thursday (in 3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre)
2.00 pm  - 3.00 pm




Private Housing Service


Housing Talks – Lent Term

“Housing Talks – Living in the private sector”

University of London Housing Services will be paying a final visit this term to give a presentation on renting in the London private sector. All LSE students are invited.

The Residential Services Office (RSO) will also be giving a brief preview of the new LSE Rent Guarantor Scheme, due for tenancies beginning September 2015.

Staff from the RSO, SU Advice Centre and LSESU will be on hand to answer questions in depth at a Q&A session planned for the second hour of the event.

When: Friday 20th March
Venue:  NAB.LG.08
Time : 12pm – 2pm
To book: Please go to

We look forward to seeing you there!

Future events:

The RSO will be planning a number of “Find a Flatmate” events in September 2015. These events serve a dual purpose of helping to form new households through engaging interested students and supporting those new to the London rental market. Please keep these provisional dates free in your calendar!

  • Tuesday 1st September 2015
  • Tuesday 8th September 2015
  • Tuesday 15th September 2015.
  • Further details will be sent to all interested students in the next few months…

LSE Rent Guarantor Scheme:

The Residential Services Office is delighted to announce that a Rent Guarantor Scheme was approved by Finance Committee on 29th January 2015 and will be implemented over the next year.  

The scheme seeks to assist LSE students who are unable to provide a UK based rent guarantor, and subsequently may find themselves disadvantaged when looking for private accommodation, as landlords may then request up to a year’s rent in advance.  This can clearly be financially overwhelming for students and can present an obstacle to successful completion of studies.  The School hopes that by acting as guarantor, where possible, it will help students to avoid these issues.

Work is underway now to finalise terms and conditions relating to the scheme and this web page will be updated over the next few weeks with eligibility criteria. Also further updates will be sent to all who have registered at www.lsestudentpad.co.uk.  Please note that the scheme will not involve the School signing tenancy agreements, which will still be between the student (the tenant) and the landlord.

The Private Housing Service now has its own mailbox

Please remember to direct all private housing queries to private.housing@lse.ac.uk

All queries regarding LSE Halls should still be directed to accommodation@lse.ac.uk

Finding a place to live in privately rented accommodation

Most LSE students live in privately rented housing and commute to the School every day. In order to find somewhere to live, you should come to London before the beginning of the academic session. We would advise you to allow a minimum of two weeks to search for accommodation (students with children should allow longer).  We've put a guide together to get you started: Finding private housing

LSE Studentpad is our online private housing database. Registration is free, and you can search for suitable properties and contact landlords directly: LSE Studentpad

Moving to halls after renting privately

Are you living in privately rented accommodation, and think that hall accommodation would be more suitable for you? Contact us for via the contact box on the left, or check our list of : Current vacant rooms in LSE halls of residence.

Staying in halls while flat hunting - late summer temporary accommodation

From mid August until the end of September, a number of places in halls is offered on a short-term basis. Staying in halls while searching for a place to rent is how a lot of students find their housing each year. It's also an opportunity to meet other students with whom you can start a flat share. For more details please see: Temporary accommodation booking