Who are we?
The University of London Housing Services (ULHS) is a department of the University of London. The University of London is a federal University and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. It consists of 19 self-governing Colleges of outstanding reputation, together with a number of prestigious central academic bodies and activities. Learn more about the University of London here: www.london.ac.uk
This website is dedicated to our Private Housing service which offers a range of services to assist and support students and University of London staff who are looking for and living in private accommodation. Our service for students is not just limited to those studying at University of London colleges as we also assist students of several external colleges. You can access a list of our subscribing colleges here.
For more information on the University of London Intercollegiate Halls of Residence, please refer to our halls website: www.halls.london.ac.uk
For information on University of London Student Homes, which provides and manages good quality homes in the private sector for students at specific Colleges of the University of London, click here: http://studenthomes.london.ac.uk/
Private Housing: What we do
Helping you find accommodation We have registration schemes for private landlords, letting agents, private halls and other providers of private accommodation for students and staff. These accommodation providers advertise their properties and rooms on our online database and in other sections of our website. For more information click on our find accommodation section.
Contract checking Before signing contracts for private accommodation, students and central University of London staff can ask one of our Housing Advice Team for assistance. We will give you guidance on what to look out for and to do when you are renting privately and check the contract for unfair clauses, which may cause you problems in your accommodation. For more information click on our Get Advice section.
Legal Advice Our experienced Housing Advice Team is dedicated to supporting students and central University of London staff who experience problems in private accommodation and offers advice on a range of issues including deposit disputes, disrepair and problems with letting agents. To support the work of the advice team, we have a retained firm of solicitors, Anthony Gold. For more information click on our Get Advice section.
Events We run a selection of events for students, landlords and those working in student accommodation. This includes housing talks and advice sessions within colleges, training courses and forums, flatmate finder events and our annual Housing Fair in May, which supports students who are searching for private accommodation for the following academic year. For more information click on our Events section.