University of Bath

Ending your accommodation contract early

What to do if you need to leave your University accommodation before the end of your contract.

Procedures for moving out

There are different procedures for moving out of University accommodation before the end of your contract.

The procedure you follow depends on whether you are moving to alternative accommodation or leaving the University.

Moving to alternative accommodation

We are unable to release you from your contract unless you find a suitable replacement tenant. We will continue to charge you your accommodation fees until you find a replacement.

It can be difficult to find a suitable replacement tenant during the academic year. We advise you to consider this when accepting your accommodation contract with us.

You are not allowed to sublet the accommodation, or allow other students to live in the rooms without formal permission from the Student Accommodation office.

Suspending your studies or withdrawing from the University

You must leave your room within two weeks of suspending your studies or withdrawing from your course.

You must contact the West Accommodation Centre, who will send you the relevant authorisation and forms to complete.

You must also pay a termination fee equal to four weeks' rent from the date you leave.

If you have overpaid for your accommodation, we will refund you.

  • If you paid by credit or debit card, we will refund the card which made the initial payment
  • If you paid by Direct Debit, we will refund the account holder by UK bank cheque or BACS
  • We will refund all other payment types by UK bank cheque or BACS

If someone else paid for your accommodation, we will discuss refunds with them unless you refuse us permission in writing.