Important information

Your deposit

A deposit of £150 is required for all types of accommodation. This is a security deposit which is retained throughout your stay.

Your deposit is held for the duration of your licence, to cover any rent arrears, damages and additional charges* you may have incurred.

You will receive an inventory when you arrive which we encourage you to complete and return. This will help the process at the end of the licence period should there be any dispute.

Your room should be returned in the same condition it was provided at the start of the licence period, allowing for 'fair wear and tear'.

Deposits will be refunded within 28 days if there are no deductions to be made. You will be notified of any proposed deductions, in which case please allow up to 8 weeks, for your remaining deposit to be refunded pending any dispute.

* additional charges: these may be fines incurred in accordance with UPR SA13, loss of key card etc; as stated within your licence agreement and the Student Guide to Living On Campus.

Be a good neighbour

The University has a major physical presence in Hatfield and with it the potential to make an impact, for better or worse, on the town’s environment. We take this responsibility very seriously and expect you, as a member of the University community, to share it. When you are out and about, we expect you to be a responsible citizen. Students are expected to behave responsibly and respectfully towards our neighbours and the local community and do nothing that might damage the University’s reputation.

Living in halls

We hope that you will be happy in your new accommodation. Please remember the key to enjoyable communal living is to show consideration to those living around you. In order to ensure safe and harmonious communal living, residents are expected to show courtesy and respect to those with whom they are sharing facilities, their neighbours and all University staff and visitors.

To make sure everyone knows what is expected, the University has a code of conduct for residents.

Please also take time to read the living on campus guides, (for both College Lane and de Havilland), and your license agreement.

Living in the local community

As students living in private accommodation you are part of the local community and therefore should respect those around you. Introduce yourself to your neighbours and try to develop an amicable relationship with them. Being considerate of your neighbours will make your and their experience of living in the same community more enjoyable.


Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of licence for occupation by full-time students of the University of Hertfordshire of University accommodation and for vacation period bookings (PDF - 0.52 Mb)

Codes of conduct

Code of conduct for residents in University accommodation (PDF - 0.08 Mb)


Take a look at the eligibility and priority chart (PDF - 0.03 Mb) for student accommodation.


Certificate of Insurance - College Lane and de Havilland campus: 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020 (PDF - 0.07 Mb)

Leaving accommodation

Notice to leave University accommodation (PDF - 0.06 Mb)

Student parking

Visit our student parking page.