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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.

Tell us when you're leaving - room check out notice

Are you leaving your room a few days before the end of your contract? Let us know when you're planning to move out. It helps us prepare for your departure.

Tell us when you're leaving

Term-time early leaver form

Submit this form by 20 April 2021

Use this term-time early leaver form if you want to leave after you've arrived in halls, and up until 20 April 2021. 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 cannot 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 not currently available. Please use a room check out notice instead:

Tell us when you're leaving

Who can use this form? 

Use this form if you're staying in Butler's Wharf Residence and want to leave your room on or within a week before 20 June 2020. 

Submission deadline
Submit this form by 8 May 2020 (or later, if you find your own replacement). The earlier you submit, the higher the chances of us finding someone to take over your contract. However, it is unlikely that we can re-let your room under the current circumstances. 

 

If you submit after 8 May 2020, we won't be able to find a replacement on your behalf as demand is too low, but you can try find an eligible student yourself. You can nominate them on the early leaver form. We'll check their circumstances, and if approved, arrange the details of the move. 

What happens after you've submitted a summer early leaver form?

  • We confirm receipt of your request to leave and we'll notify your hall.
  • We start looking for a replacement student to take over your contract straight away. However, summer contracts only start from 20 June 2020, so you're liable for the fees until that day (or until the date a replacement moves in, if it is later than this).  
  • We'll let you know as soon as we've been able to re-sell your room. 
  • We'll recalculate your accommodation fees invoice based on the revised end date of your contract. Any overpaid fees will be refunded to you (minus any charges for damages).
  • You'll need to remove all your belongings from your room and hand in all keys by 10 am on your departure date. 
  • 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.

More general details are on the Early leaver form information [PDF] 

Summer early leaver form - Lilian Knowles House

Do you live at Lilian Knowles House and want to leave your room on or within a week before 20 June 2020? Please contact the Lilian Knowles House reception team. There is no online form for this service. 

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for summer accommodation is low this year. This means we will not be able to find someone to take over your contract. But if you find someone yourself, you can nominate them. We will need to check that they are eligible. 

The Lilian Knowles House reception team will forward your request to us at the LSE Residential Services Office. They will also be able to confirm any charges that you may need to pay.  

Email Lilian Knowles House reception