Leaving accommodation early

There is lots to consider if you are thinking of leaving University accommodation before your contract ends.

If you want to leave because you are experiencing difficulties in your residence, e.g with noise or not getting on with your flatmates, first contact your Residence Life Warden to see what they can do to help. Problems can often be resolved without the need to leave University accommodation.

If you have made up your mind to leave University accommodation, please remember:

By accepting the contract and paying a deposit for a place in University accommodation, you have accepted the contract for the length of time stated. If you later decide to live somewhere else or you want to cancel the contract, you will still be liable for the rent until we find another student to take over your accommodation. We will only fill your room after all other vacancies have been filled, so the sooner you make your request, the more likely it is that we will be able to help you.

If there are special reasons why your circumstances have changed and you want to be released from your contract, tell us about these. Please email your request to accom@leeds.ac.uk, explaining your reasons fully, including any supporting evidence. We will acknowledge your request and will let you know if we are able to release you from the contract.