The Advice Service is currently operating a virtual service, whilst
the current pandemic situation persists. We are still supporting
students via email, phone or Teams. Please
complete our contact form. Thank you for your
Wherever you choose to live, your accommodation is a very important
part of your life as a student.
The RUSU Advice Service supports students with a wide range of
accommodation issues including contracts, tenancy deposits, safety in
your home, ending your tenancy and moving out.
Our Housing Advisers can also help if you are having problems with the
property, your landlord or your housemates.
Please note that we cannot help students find specific accommodation
but we do have useful information on who to contact, where to look and
things to consider before signing your contract.
Each year, our Housing Adviser and Welfare Officer runs housing talks,
to provide information for students who are planning to move into the
private rented housing sector.
This year, we are running four talks – two virtual and two in person.
The in person talks will be held in Mondial on:
You don’t need to book for these talks – just turn up!
You can join our virtual Housing Talks at the links below:
Have you missed the Housing Talks? Don’t worry – we will have a video
of the talks here on this page soon, so you don’t have to have missed
If you want some advice on a specific housing issue you then get in
touch with us via our online form or by
Our Housing Advisors have answered your questions and concerns
about housing during the pandemic.
A compilation of information about the effects of COVID-19 on
students in regards to finance and housing.
Reading Borough Council Housing Enforcement are here to talk to
you and are working in partnership with the RUSU Advice Service in
running a regular drop-in service.
A guide to finding accommodation in university halls, private
halls and other accommodation options.
This Guide should be used by students in privately rented
accommodation who have an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) and are
dissatisfied with deductions from their deposits.
This information leaflet relates to privately rented accommodation
and sets out the responsibilities of landlords and tenants in
relation to disrepair.
Damp is moisture which affects your house. It can damage the
property and can have an impact on your health.
Planning your move will help you to get back your deposit at the
end of your tenancy.
Ending your tenancy agreement may not be easy, especially if the
landlord does not agree. It is important that you end the
A guide to the UK private rental market.
The Advice Service remains operating on a virtual basis. The core hours
for the Advice Service are between 10am and 4pm. Advice may not be
available outside of these hours.
If you would like to speak to an Adviser, then you can complete our online
form or email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the Advice Team will get back to you as quickly as
possible, and can offer you advice via email, telephone or Teams in the
In addition, we are currently offering virtual drop-in advice session on a
Tuesday between 5-7pm and Friday between 10am-12:30pm. More information
can be found on
our Virtual Drop-in page.