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Moving out of halls before the end of your contract

How to let us know if you want to leave

This page explains your options if you want to leave your room in halls before your contract ends. 

If you want to move out of your hall early, you have to let us know by submitting an early leaver form. There are several forms to choose from, depending on when you submit the form and which hall you stay in.

Room check-out notice (summer term)

Are you leaving your room a few days before the end of your contract? Submit a room check-out notice to let us know when you're planning to move out. It helps us get prepared for your departure.

Submit a room check-out notice

Term-time early leaver form

Submit this form by 20 April 2020

Use this standard term-time early leaver form if you want to leave after you've arrived in halls, and up until 20 April 2020. After this date, we won't be able to find a replacement on your behalf as demand for accommodation is too low. You can try to find an eligible student yourself. If you have found someone, contact us. We'll check their circumstances, and if approved, arrange the details of the move.

Who can't use this form?
You won't be able to use this form if you live at Lilian Knowles House, UoL or urbanest halls. Instead, speak to your local reception team what to do if you want to move out before the end of your contract. 

Submit a term-time early leaver form

What happens after you've submitted a term-time early leaver form?

1. We confirm receipt of your request to leave.

2. We'll notify your hall.

3. If you're withdrawing from LSE or interrupting your studies, we'll verify your final date of study with the Registry.

4. We start looking for a replacement student to take over your contract. This may take some time and we can't guarantee that we'll find someone.

5. If we've found someone, we'll contact you to confirm details.

6. You'll need to remove all your belongings from your room and hand in all keys by 10am on the agreed departure date. 

7. We'll recalculate your accommodation fees liability based on the revised end date of your contract. Any overpaid fees will be refunded to you (minus any charges for damages).

Key facts

  • If you're withdrawing from LSE or interrupting your studies, we only hold you liable for 28 days after the date of your departure. If we find someone earlier, you will get a refund for any extra nights you have already paid for, from the date that your replacement accepts your room.
  • We may need to access your room for viewings.
  • We may only give you 24 hours notice to vacate your room.
  • Hand in your keys when you leave. If you don't we'll continue to charge you for the room, even if you've interrupted your studies or the 28 days liability period has passed. 
  • We'll recalculate your accommodation fees liability based on the revised end date of your contract. Any overpaid fees will be refunded to you (minus any charges for damages).
  • If you change your mind, tell us straight away. Withdrawing your early leaver request may only be possible before we have re-sold your room.

Full details are on the Early leaver form information [PDF] 

Summer early leaver form - Butler's Wharf Residence

 

This form is no longer available for this year as the 2019 submission deadline of 3 May has passed

However, if you would like to nominate someone to replace you (they must be a full-time LSE student), please contact us at accommodation@lse.ac.uk

What happens after you've submitted an early leaver form?

1. We confirm receipt of your request to leave.

2. We'll notify your hall.

3. If you're withdrawing from LSE or interrupting your studies, we'll verify your final date of study with the Registry.

4. We start looking for a replacement student to take over your contract. This may take some time and we can't guarantee that we'll find someone.

5. If we've found someone, we'll contact you to confirm details.

6. You'll need to remove all your belongings from your room and hand in all keys by 10am on the agreed departure date. 

7. We'll recalculate your accommodation fees liability based on the revised end date of your contract. Any overpaid fees will be refunded to you (minus any charges for damages).

Key facts

  • If you're withdrawing from LSE or interrupting your studies, we only hold you liable for 28 days after the date of your departure. If we find someone earlier, you will get a refund for any extra nights you have already paid for, from the date that your replacement accepts your room.
  • We may need to access your room for viewings.
  • We may only give you 24 hours notice to vacate your room.
  • Hand in your keys when you leave. If you don't we'll continue to charge you for the room, even if you've interrupted your studies or the 28 days liability period has passed. 
  • We'll recalculate your accommodation fees liability based on the revised end date of your contract. Any overpaid fees will be refunded to you (minus any charges for damages).
  • If you change your mind, tell us straight away. Withdrawing your early leaver request may only be possible before we have re-sold your room.

Full details are on the Early leaver form information [PDF] 

Summer early leaver form - Lilian Knowles House

This form is not available online.

If you live at Lilian Knowles House on a 50 week contract and want to leave your room on or within a week before 15 June 2019, please speak to the Lilian Knowles House reception team. 

They will forward your request to us at the LSE Residential Services Office, so that we can offer your room to students looking for summer accommodation. The Lilian Knowles reception team will also be able to confirm any charges that may apply.