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    I'm currently residing in halls, and have been offered a place for the follow academic year.

    I've been informed that I must move rooms next year. This is not a problem in itself.

    However, we have been advised that once notified that we must move rooms within 24 hours. That is, clean out our old accommodation and move into the new accommodation.

    The issue I have is that they've stated that we must be ready to move at any time during a three week period, at any time during which we will be given 24 hours notice to move. Obviously that means, during this three week period planning anything is somewhat problematic.

    I was under the impression that landlords were required to give tenants a minimum period of notice before requiring them to move. A quick google seems to suggest that for private tenants this includes a given move out date.

    Could anyone offer any advice if this is the case in situations such as this, where you're relocating to another room?
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    I would start by going and having a chat to your accommodation manager. Explain you can't sit around with piles of boxes unable to fill up your fridge or go out for the day without worrying about suddenly being told to move. Ask if you can have a day arranged in advance that you will move on. It's a very reasonable request.

    tbh if you get most of your stuff packed and keep on top of cleaning it shouldn't take too much time to move out
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    (Original post by billy252)
    I'm currently residing in halls, and have been offered a place for the follow academic year.

    I've been informed that I must move rooms next year. This is not a problem in itself.

    However, we have been advised that once notified that we must move rooms within 24 hours. That is, clean out our old accommodation and move into the new accommodation.

    The issue I have is that they've stated that we must be ready to move at any time during a three week period, at any time during which we will be given 24 hours notice to move. Obviously that means, during this three week period planning anything is somewhat problematic.

    I was under the impression that landlords were required to give tenants a minimum period of notice before requiring them to move. A quick google seems to suggest that for private tenants this includes a given move out date.

    Could anyone offer any advice if this is the case in situations such as this, where you're relocating to another room?
    Is your hall private or university owned?
    Talk to them is the obvious solution.
    I would suspect they can ask you to move on short notice and that its contained in your agreement, but you would have to read it.
    I also suspect its not a tenancy, but a licence they have granted you, much like a hotel room and you ahve far fewer rights. Your stuff about notice would then be wide of the mark.
 
 
 
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