Notice to Quit

Notice to Quit is the University halls of residences issuing you with a notice that you have broken one or more of the licence agreements and that subsequently you are been asked to leave halls. You are normally given 28 days to move out and find alternative private accommodation

What is breaking a licence agreement?

When you are offered a place in halls, you are requested to pay a deposit and sign an agreement setting out the conditions of your licence. Please click here for a copy of the agreement.

Will I be given a warning before being issued with a notice to quit?

There are normally warnings from the halls of residence manager before the issuing of a notice to quit however depending on the severity of the breaking of the licence you may not be given a warning.

Can I appeal against the decision of issuing a notice to quit?

Once you have been issued with a notice to quit, you have 7 days to submit an appeal and it will need to be based on one or more of the following grounds;

  • There were factors involved in the incident(s) which you were unable or for valid reason unwilling to divulge to the investigating officer
  • There was some material administrative error or irregularity relevant to the disciplinary process
  • The penalty given was disproportionate and unjustified under the circumstances.

You will need to complete an appeal form (downloadable here) or collect one from halls reception. You will need to provide a written statement explaining why you are appealing and provide evidence to support you appeal. If you need help with writing a statement, please contact us.

These will need to be submitted to the Student Life Centre who will convene a Notice to Quit Panel to consider your appeal. This panel is consisted of a member of staff from Student Life Team and a Student Officer from the Union of Kingston Students. Once a decision has been made they will write to you with their decision. You do not attend a hearing.

What happens if my appeal is not successful?

If the appeal is not upheld by the Notice to Quit Panel you will be expected to move out of halls by the date stated on the notice to quit letter. You will also not be allowed to visit any halls of residences or apply for halls accommodation during the remainder of your studies. The Halls Manager will also not be able to supply you with a reference for finding private accommodation.

If you fail to move out of halls by the date on the notice to quit letter, the University will begin legal proceedings to have you evicted from halls and legal costs for doing so will be passed on to you.

If your appeal is not successful, you will be issued with a completion of procedures letter which means if you are dissatisfied with the University decision you can appeal to the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education (OIA). More information can be found here. However, you will still be expected to move out of halls by the date specified on the notice to quit letter.

Contact us

If you have been issued with a notice to quit and would like an appointment with the advice service, you can make an appointment by visiting us at the Union of Kingston Students Office (Ground Floor, Main Building Penrhyn Road) or by getting in touch using the details below: