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 leaving the University or moving into new accommodation for other reasons.

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 to complete the relevant authorisation and forms.

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 permission in writing.

Moving to new accommodation

If you want to move out of University accommodation, you can do so on the release date given in your contract. The release date for 2017 is February 1.

We will not charge you any fees beyond this date but you must have given us six weeks' notice.

Moving out at any other time

You can move out on any other date, but we will charge you accommodation fees until we have found a replacement tenant.

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.