Sub-letting is not allowed in campus accommodation. This is when another person occupies the original licensee's room and pays them rent, without the consent of the Student Accommodation team.

Please refer to the Accommodation Terms & Conditions, 5.1 for further information. A licensee can be caught sub-letting in a number of ways and these include:

  • The licensee’s cleaner will notice that a different occupant is in the room
  • The Residence Life Manager or Resident Advisor (RA) will notice a change in occupant
  • If the person sub-letting loses a key or Keele card they will be unable to get a replacement

If you are caught sub-letting there are penalties:

  • We may refuse to provide a reference for the licensee, to a future Letting Agent or Landlord. This means that the licensee will have difficulty finding somewhere to live, since all reputable agents require a reference before allowing prospective tenants to sign a contract.
  • The original occupant is still liable for all rooms fees until a suitable replacement is found for the room – this means that they will have to pay rent for the campus rooms and any other room they have taken off campus
  • Any person found to be sub-letting from another student will be required to leave the accommodation immediately