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    Hi guys.

    This isn't about me, but for the sake of the thread lets pretend it is.

    I've just finished first year at university (manchester). I didn't do well and want to change courses. However, my university doesn't do the course I want to do which means I HAVE to change university.

    I don't have any problem with changing university, however theres a big problem with moving because I have already signed a contract for a room in a house with my friends. I have done this through private accomodation. My friends will be chucked out of the house unless I find someone to take my place.

    What do I do? Who do I talk to? What websites and organisations deal with this? Are there people out there willing to live with strangers who are already friends?

    Many thanks in advance.
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    You should email Manchester accommodation first and see if they know of anybody who is looking for somewhere to live. They can then pass on "your" number to the interested parties and hopefully your friends can choose somebody who they would like to live with. Otherwise you could use facebook, make an application, etc. Quite a lot of my mates have done this and it seems to have worked for them. There will definitely be people still looking for somewhere to live.
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    http://www.accommodationforstudents.com/ - this is a pretty good site, I found someone for my room within a couple of weeks
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    There are certainly people still looking for places in my area - i'm one of them! It being August, i'm expecting to have to move in with a group of people who are already friends so I don't think that would be a problem.

    From what I understand, I don't think your friends would be kicked out of the house if your room wasn't filled. I would have thought you will remain responsible for the rent until you find someone to take over your room, but they would be fine to live there even if your room is empty - as long as the rent is paid.
 
 
 
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