The first thing you will need to do is formally accept our offer – and you will need to do so by the deadline you are given. If you miss the deadline, your room will be given to another student.
If you have been offered a place at Alexander Fleming Hall, Harrow Hall or Marylebone Hall, we will send you an email, advising you how to accept your offer.
If you have been offered a place at Raffles House you will be contacted by the administration teams in those halls. Full instructions on how to accept the offer will be included in the correspondence.
Paying your deposit
You will be instructed to pay your refundable deposit of £250, this acts as a damage deposit* on your room.
Your deposit will be repaid to you 6-8 weeks after the end of the contract, minus any necessary deductions. The refund will be made in the same way that the payment was received.
* Deductions will be made from your deposit if you have any outstanding rent or administrative charges, or if there is any loss or damage in relation to your accommodation.
Paying your rent
Rent payment dates 2017/18
- 16 September 2017
- 6 January 2018
- 7 April 2018
If you will be staying at Raffles House you will be advised about rent payments in your room offer information.
For more information, visit our Paying your hall rent page.
Arriving at halls
You will need to arrive at your hall within one week after the start date of your tenancy contract.
If you do not arrive within this time frame, the room will be allocated to another student, unless you have already paid your rent in full, in which case we will hold the room until you tell us otherwise.
If you change your mind
If you decide not to take up your place in University of Westminster Halls, it’s vital that you notify the Student Accommodation team as soon as possible.
You will be liable to pay the rent until a University-designated replacement tenant is found and you will also be liable to pay a £50 administration charge. If you have already paid your rent in full, these deductions will be made and the remaining money will be refunded to you
If you decide not to take up your place in Raffles House it’s vital that you notify the appropriate administration team from the list below as soon as you can, so you can be informed of their cancellation policy.
Raffles House - [email protected]
Leaving your hall before your contract end date
The halls tenancy contract is legally binding – when you e-sign the contract, you accept the rent liability for the duration of its term. This means that if you leave your hall of residence early, you will still be liable to pay the rent for the remaining period given in the contract, or until we have found a replacement tenant. You will also be liable to pay a £50 administration charge.
If you decide to leave your hall early, you will need to complete the Leaving Halls of Residence form (see below) as soon as possible and submit it to your hall reception or the Student Accommodation team at Cavendish House. The form can also be emailed to the team at [email protected].
If you are a resident in Raffles House you will need to refer to your tenancy agreement as the cancellation policy for Raffles House differs from the policy for University of Westminster managed halls.
Please note that in most cases you will be held liable for rent due for the duration of the tenancy agreement.