Terms, Conditions and Policies for Accommodation

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If you are allocated accommodation with us you are entering into a legal contract with Accommodation Essex. As such, you should read our Terms and Conditions, and Policy documents before applying to live with us.

Our policies

Terms and Conditions of Residence

Please read our Terms and Conditions of Residence documents before accepting our offer of accommodation.

Allocation policy

Our Allocation Policy covers:

  • the criteria for students who want to apply for accommodation
  • details of those students who are guaranteed accommodation and
  • how we will prioritise applications for returning students, part-year students and those on the waiting list







Third Party policy

The third party policy sets out the University's position regarding contact with third parties in connection with students registered at the University.

The University of Essex has a notification under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998 (GDPR) to enable it to hold and process data about its students and landlords for the purposes of providing accommodation for its students. Data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Act and will only be disclosed within the University to members of staff who need to know it in order to carry out their duties, or to others connected with the University for University-related activities or events.

The University works in partnership with Derwent Living, ULiving, and Kaplan International Partnerships to provide campus accommodation. Information about students in accommodation is shared with Derwent, ULiving, and Kaplan International Partnerships as necessary in order to provide a consistent and efficient service to students.

Communications policy

Policy of Management of Accommodation Rent Debt