Request to cancel, swap, extend or move out early

What to do if you want us to make changes to your accommodation contract

In this section, you find information on how to request an amendment to your room booking. 

We hope you're enjoying your accommodation but we know that circumstances can change. You're bound by the contract you signed, but if you want to cancel before you arrive, swap your room, book extra accommodation during the vacation, or arrive early here's a guide on what to do.

Cancel before you arrive

For details on how to cancel your accommodation before you arrive visit Book accommodation in halls.

Move out early

If you want to move out of your hall early, you have to let us know by submitting an early leaver form.

For more details and to access the forms, visit: Moving out early


Swap rooms in an LSE hall or between LSE halls

Room swaps will not be permitted during the Early Arrival period, during the first two weeks of Autumn Term and after 22 April each year. After the first two weeks of Autumn Term have passed, room swaps will be possible, however, you will require the permission of the warden and the Operations Manager.

Download and print the accommodation swap form [PDF].

If you are a resident in an LSE hall looking to swap to another LSE hall, you can contact the Residential Life team after the beginning of the Autumn Term to request to be added to the room swap WhatsApp group at residential.life@lse.ac.uk.

The room swap process may be subject to any further guidance issued by Public Health England.

Stay in halls during the Winter, Spring, or summer breaks

Winter and Spring breaks

If you are in a hall with a 31 week contract that doesn't cover the Winter and Spring breaks, you may be able to book extra accommodation.

Different rates apply during the vacation periods and we cannot guarantee you the same room or room type. Payment for rooms over the Winter and Spring breaks need to be made when you book. Visit Staying at your hall during Winter or Spring breaks.

Summer vacation

If you are in a hall with a 31, 39 or 40 week contract that does not cover the summer vacation, you can book a room over the summer in another hall. For longer stays, see what's available and how you can book at: Summer vacation accommodation

Short stays of a week or less may be possible at your hall. Speak to reception for details.

Arrive early, before your contract starts

You may be able to arrive before your contract starts, but the process depends on which hall you're in for term time. Visit Arriving early at your hall.