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.
Housing Talks – Lent Term
The University of London Housing Service will be holding a Housing Talk on campus this term. Date and venue to be confirmed and will be updated as a news feature here.
Topics covered will include private housing advice, tenancy agreements and where to start your search.
The Private Housing Service now has its own mailbox
Please remember to direct all private housing queries to email@example.com
All queries regarding LSE Halls should still be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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