Accommodation - University of Leeds

Fines & Charges

Minor Offences

A small number of students put the safety of others at risk by their anti-social behaviour. There are three levels of offences: minor, serious and major.

Minor offences

A minor offence is usually something like making excessive noise, being disorderly or causing minor damage to property. Wardens can give a warning or a fine and in some cases you may be required to attend any appropriate training. You will also be charged for any damage caused (see 'Charges' below). You may appeal to the Head of Residential Accommodation. We will give seven days notice of the appeal hearing. If you need any independent advice, or think you've been treated unfairly, you should talk to staff in the Student Advice Centre in the Union.

The following offences are examples of what may constitute a 'minor' offence. Repeat offences may be classified as 'serious' (see below).

Inconsiderate/Inappropriate Behaviour

Inconsiderate/Inappropriate Behaviour

Min £
(per person)

Max £
(per person)

Inappropriate driving or use of vehicle (in addition to a fine you may have your parking permit revoked)

15

50

Littering or throwing objects from windows

15

100

Causing unacceptable levels of noise

15

100

Verbally abusive or offensive conduct

15

50

Minor damage to property

15

50

Fire Risks

Fire Risks

Min £
(per person)

Max £
(per person)

Propping open a fire door, obstructing fire exits or interfering with any self-closing device

15

50

Interfering with smoke/heat detectors or fire alarm sounders

50

100

Activating a smoke/heat detector without due care e.g. by cooking

15

50

Discharging a fire extinguisher without due cause

Fixed £100

Activating a fire alarm call point negligently or deliberately without due cause

50

100

Obstructing fire crews, residence staff, wardens, subwardens and security staff or refusing to co-operate with them

Fixed £100

Failure to evacuate the building if there is an alarm

15

50


  1. Minor Offences
  2. Serious Offences
  3. Major Offences
  4. Charges
  5. Appealing against a charge