Information for landlords

Are you thinking about renting to University of Sussex students? If you are a landlord with a property suitable for student occupancy, which is in an area with good transport links to our University, we can help you in two ways.

Rent your property to our students

If you are interested in renting your property to Sussex students, we can offer you a range of services and help to ensure your property is occupied.

Register your interest in renting your accommodation to our students

You may also be interested in head-leasing your property to the University. This means you can get property management and maintainence services, and guaranteed rent for 52 weeks of the year, at no extra cost.

Find out more about head-leasing your property to the University

Advertise your property for free

You can advertise your property (or a room in your property) for free, on a site exclusively for Sussex students.

Visit Sussex Studentpad to find out more and register

If you are interested in registering with Sussex Studentpad, call the University’s Housing Services team on 01273 872899 to request a registration pack.

All registrations will need to be approved by the University, and a minimum of one good photograph of the relevant property will need to be provided before your property can appear on the website.

You must give as much detail about each property as you can in your application, and include copies of the relevant safety certificates.

The University also has a policy of visiting all new properties to ensure that they comply with our standards.

See our landlord guides below, or we can send you a landlord guide in the post if you prefer.

We have upgraded our Studentpad sign-in recently so if you are already registered with us, you may need to change your password by logging in to access your details and manage your properties.

If you have problems accessing your account or need help, call the Housing Services team on 01273 872899.

Head-lease your property to the University

You can lease your property to the University, so that we manage your property including acting as the students' immediate landlord.

There are many benefits of head-leasing your property to the University of Sussex including:

  • guaranteed rent for up to 52 weeks
  • quality property management at no cost to you
  • regular property cleaning, gardening and maintenance at no cost to you
  • individual agreements between the student and the University
  • unlike most Letting Agents, there are no fees or commission for landlords or students.

Register your interest in head-leasing your accommodation to the University

For more information, download our Head-lease Landlord Guide [PDF 1.6MB], call the Housing Services team on 01273 872600 or you can email

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