About University Homes University Homes is the only place you'll find student accommodation that is accredited by the university. Our service is free to students of both Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria. Get ready to rent - your house-hunting guide Find out about student housing fairs, when to start looking and what type of accommodation is best for you Found a place to live? Essential information about signing up, moving in... and moving out again For a free contract check before you sign email LUSU advice: lusuadvice@lancaster.ac.uk Shared housing information Check your tenancy deposit is protected - Shelter England How to get your deposit back - Shelter England Gov.uk: How to Rent – the checklist for renting in England Right to Rent Checks Private landlords (excluding halls of residence) are now required to check that all new tenants have a “right to rent” in England. Prove your right to rent in England: Overview - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Love where you live! Make the most of city living – how to stay safe, be a good citizen and enjoy it. iLancaster Recycling and waste bin collections Council Tax In the UK, many residents pay a council tax to their local council. However, some students may be exempt from paying this council tax. Your local council may contact you and ask for proof that you are a current student at the university. Your registration certificate may act as proof for council tax exemption applications in this context. To download a copy of your registration certificate, please follow the instructions at the top of the Document ordering page Home Safety and Security Fire safety Carbon monoxide safety Housing advice and support Links and information about private renting Further help and advice Citizens Advice Bureau Shelter University contacts Lancaster University Accommodation Our advice service @ Lancaster Students' Union University of Cumbria Accommodation University of Cumbria Students' Union