Housing Advice

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.

Information booklets

Housing Advice

RBC Housing Enforcement

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.

Finding accommodation

A guide to finding accommodation in university halls, private halls and other accommodation options.

How to get your tenancy deposit back

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.

Living in a student house

There are various issues to consider whilst living in rented accommodation. These may include cost of renting, managing bills and your budget, and dealing with repairs.


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.

Moving out

Planning your move will help you to get back your deposit at the end of your tenancy.

Leaving Your Tenancy Early

Ending your tenancy agreement may not be easy, especially if the landlord does not agree. It is important that you end the agreement correctly.

Contact the Advice Service

Appointments with the Advice Service by arrangement, or drop in without an appointment.

Services which operate within the Advice Service have separate sessions: see their individual pages for further info on how and when to access them.

Drop-in times for the Advice Service

Term Time
11:00 – 13:30 Monday & Tuesday
14:00 – 16:30 Wednesday
11:00 – 13:30 Thursday & Friday
Vacation Time
11:00 – 13:30 Monday & Thursday
14:00 – 16:30 Wednesday