4.1 Cancellation cooling-off period(s)
If you choose to cancel your booking with Cloud Student Homes, you have 7 calendar days after signing your AST to do so.
If you made your booking fewer than 7 calendar days before your AST start date you may cancel your booking up until the day prior to your tenancy start date, without incurring a penalty.
You may request to cancel your booking by sending an email to [email protected] or contacting your property management team.
Cloud Student Homes will refund your deposit within 10 working days of accepting your cancellation. International bank transfers can take longer to process funds and incur a transfer fee.
4.2 Cancellations after the cooling-off period(s)
Any requests outside the above period will require you to find a student to replace you, who in turn will need to complete the AST and pay their deposit via StuRents. Once they have passed the 7-day cooling off period you will be released from the tenancy.
4.3 Cancellations after you have moved into the accommodation
You must speak to your local Property Manager if you are thinking about leaving your accommodation. If you do decide to leave your accommodation during your contracted term, the landlord may agree to release you from your contract, providing the conditions set out below are met:
• You find a suitable replacement (who must be enrolled as a full-time student at a local university or college) to take a new tenancy agreement for your room for the remaining period of your contract.
• The incoming tenant must sign an AST with Cloud Student Homes, providing the relevant requested documents, and where relevant also providing a suitable UK Guarantor.
• Refunds due will not be processed until the incoming tenant taking over the contract has signed the AST, paid, and moved into the accommodation
Please note that you will be charged for the length of stay you occupied the room, and for any difference in rental amount between yourself and the replacing student (if applicable).
If you fail to find someone to take over your tenancy, you and your guarantor (if applicable) will be responsible for paying the full rent until the end of your contracted time at the accommodation.
4.4 Cancellations by Cloud Student Homes or the Landlord
Our terms and conditions require you to sign your AST within the period specified on your electronic AST. If you and your Guarantor (if applicable) fail to sign your AST within this timescale, your AST will be automatically cancelled. If for any reason Cloud Student Homes is not able to offer you accommodation once your AST is fully signed, we will contact you as soon as possible detailing the reasons why, or offering an alternative solution. If we cannot offer an alternative, or the alternative is not suitable, we will refund all monies paid to Cloud Student Homes.
4.5 First-year students who do not get a place at university: “No Place, No Stay”
This offer is applicable to undergraduate first-year students only. If you are a prospective first-year undergraduate student, and your offer of a place at your preferred university/higher education institution is withdrawn as a result of not achieving the required entry grades, you will be eligible to receive a refund of your deposit
You may also be eligible to cancel under “No Place, No Stay” if you choose to go to a different university in a city that does not have availability in a Cloud Student Homes property because you have exceeded your expected grades.
To cancel under “No Place, No Stay”, you must supply either;
(a) a copy of a written rejection letter from your chosen university/college or UCAS, which confirms that the results you required for acceptance were not achieved; or
(b) a copy of the proof of acceptance to a new university by UCAS adjustment.
This must be received by Cloud Student Homes ([email protected] or directly to your property management team) within 5 calendar days of the date on which your results are published. On receipt of the required documentation, the agreement will be cancelled with a refund of your deposit.
If your visa has been refused then you will need to contact your accommodation team within 5 days of the refusal with the evidence of the refusal in order for your cancellation to be processed and your deposit refunded
Please note that if a Cloud Student Homes property is within the city for your alternate University then the above does not apply – you will (subject to availability) be offered a room within the alternate property and be required to sign an alternate AST with the new accommodation. If there is no availability, then your AST from your original
property will be cancelled. Please contact [email protected] to transfer your tenancy or to query availability within your alternate city location.
4.7 Room Moves
If you wish to change rooms, please contact the on-property team to discuss your requirements. If you are upgrading to a higher standard of room, you will have to agree to an uplift in rent. All room moves are subject to availability. Please note all rental monies must be paid prior to the transfer of rooms. If your room is not ready or available for occupation at the start of your tenancy agreement, then Cloud Student Homes will provide you with an alternative room (preferably in the same accommodation, however, Cloud Student Homes reserves the right to provide alternate accommodation in/during emergency circumstances at an alternate accommodation). If during/prior to your tenancy, your accommodation becomes unfit for occupation due to an incident (including but not limited to fire, flood, or loss of essential service), you will be provided with alternative accommodation in the local area covered by the building insurance (subject to availability, and therefore may not be possible to provide the same facilities ie kitchen/gym) for the duration of the incident and in line with your tenancy end date (if your tenancy date ends prior to your return to the accommodation then the alternative accommodation will cease from the end date of your tenancy agreement). This temporary accommodation does not affect your legal obligation to pay rent as per
Section 3 in the tenancy agreement.
Do You Need Guarantor?
Without a UK rental guarantor, most landlords and agents will require you to pay the full year’s rent upfront. We have partnered with Housing Hand who can provide you with a certificate of rental guarantee.
However, there some of our student accommodation do not need a UK based guarantor in order for students to pay their rent in instalments, to know more kindly get in touch with our team and we will be happy to assist you with these properties.
* Please note that additional charges apply for this service.