Leaving accommodation early and ending your contract

The process around leaving your Goldsmiths managed accommodation early.

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If you are thinking of leaving student accommodation, then the first thing you need to do is fill out a Withdraw from accommodation form (Word) and send it to Accommodation Services. We can then advise you of the appropriate steps in the withdrawal process.

If your course moves to online delivery, the accommodation contract is not affected and you will still be expected to pay for your accommodation.

Non Course Withdrawals

From your contract start date, irrespective of whether you have collected your keys or not, you will be held liable to the accommodation agreement, which means that rent would be charged up until the point of being replaced or the end of the accommodation agreement (whichever is earlier). Please refer to the relevant Accommodation Agreement.

Accommodation Services will help assist you in seeking a replacement provided there is a valid waiting list of students. However, you remain responsible for the agreement until they have accepted an offer from us.

If another student replaces you, you will be charged up until the date the replacement student collects the keys and moves into the room, at which point any overpaid accommodation fees will be returned to you.

Course withdrawals

From your contract start date, irrespective of whether you have collected your keys or not, you will be held liable to the accommodation agreement. If you decide to check out as you are withdrawing from Goldsmiths, you will be held liable to the accommodation agreement until the keys have been returned and that the Accommodation Services has received confirmation of the course withdrawal, whichever is the later date.

At this point, any overpaid accommodation fees will be returned to you.