I moved into halls of residence only 2 weeks ago but I decided to change my degree which means going to main campus, I asked the university who informed me if I move I will have to pay the remainder of the year plus a £40 penalty payment.
I never got a list of terms and conditions when I moved in, just filled in a inventory form, a next of kin form and signed a form saying my moving in day.
I picked up a booklet from the acommidation office which says the terms and conditions and also mentions my deposit will be returned after 28 days after "inspections" are made.
I have found somewhere at my new campus which is cheaper and nicer anyway but I will lose it if I dont move in in the next few weeks.
I dont mind handing in notice of a month or so and the halls are in high demand so someone would move in fast, in fact I can get one of my friends to move in who needs somewhere to stay.
But whats the legality of forcing me into a long term agreement I didnt know about and having no get out clause etc.