Staying at Montgomery House


Montgomery House is a mixed student and professionals Halls of Residence. You will be asked to provide identification as required by the Right to Rent as described in the Immigration Act 2016. This will be a student card or a university acceptance letter and a passport, UK driver’s license or recognised ID card. If you are an oversees student you will also be asked for a copy of your Student Visa and passport.

Holding your unit

If you have a specific unit you would like, and it requires holding for you, a holding deposit is required. The holding deposit secures the landlord against all reasonable costs incurred should you withdraw from the agreement or fail to take up the tenancy within the agreed timescale. The holding fee may be used towards your first months rent or returned to you at the start of your tenancy.

Administration Fee

From June 2019 the cost of preparation and of your tenancy documents will be met by your Landlord.

The Tenancy Agreement

The tenancy agreement may be for a short tenancy of 4 weeks to 12 months. A full academic year will normally be 42-week. Postgraduates often stay a full year in which case it will be the maximum 12 month agreement. If you are staying longer than 1 year the tenancy will have to be renewed with a new start and end date.

The tenancy is a fixed term tenancy. We will contact you prior to the end of the tenancy to discuss your plans and any renewal requirements.

Additional information


Montgomery house is a non-smoking building and that includes inside the units. Smoking is allowed outside in designated areas. Please note that there is no car parking for tenants.

TV Licences

There are televisions I the main lounges and in most kitchens for your viewing. As part of the Residence Agreement you are required to be considerate to other students. That includes use of the TV. If you have a TV in your room, you will be required to purchase your own TV licence. You will not be covered by the Montgomery House License.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

At the start of every tenancy we collect a deposit, normally equal to a minimum of one month’s rent. This is used in the event of breakage or damage caused to the room or contents during your tenancy.

If you are a student and you permanent address remains your home address, your tenancy agreement will be a fixed term contractual agreement and your security deposit will be held by the Landlord. Where Montgomery House is your permanent address your tenancy will be a Standard Assured Tenancy and your tenancy will be deposited in a government approved deposit protection scheme in accordance with the Housing Act 2004. The scheme will send you a deposit protection confirmation detailing your Deposit ID. You will need this information whenever you make an enquiry or a claim at the end of your tenancy.

What happens if there is a dispute at the end of the tenancy?

In the event of a dispute, both parties will have 10 days to resolve the matter. If no resolution has been reached, they will be invited to make use of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process that is provided free with the Deposit Protection Service. Should the parties opt for Alternative Dispute Resolution they will be bound by its decision with no redress to the courts.

When can I check in?

If all the paperwork is complete and satisfactory, you can check in on or any time after the start date of your tenancy agreement.  It is best to agree a date and time to move as we ask you to visit the building managers office where you can make yourself known as a new tenant. You will be asked to sign a residence agreement.

Tenants Insurance

When renting a Pod at Montgomery House, it is very important to make sure you are covered by insurance for any damages to your property that may occur. The landlord’s own insurance will not cover the tenant’s belongings. It will also exclude cover for if a tenant accidentally damages the landlord’s property and therefore it could result in the loss of your deposit to cover the repairs.


Rents are paid in advance and by standing order unless otherwise agreed by the landlord / agent.

What to bring

You will need to bring your own bedding and towels. That includes pillows and covers. These can be provided on arrangement at additional cost. There may be a desk light, but it is not guaranteed. You may want to bring a few cushions and other items to make your room more personal to you. Please do not use BlueTak to mount wall posters.

You will also need some basic cooking utensils. Toiletries are not provided so you will need them as well.

Register your interest

If you are considering Manchester as an option but not yet had your results to make a final decision, register with us by completing the form on this page. We will then confirm your registration and put you on the waiting list for the new year. You will need to get back to us as soon as you firm up your plans.

As a full time student, you will need a parent, relative or close friend to guarantee the rent and adherence to any other tenant obligation listed within the agreement. This will part of the documentation required before you begin your stay at Montgomery House.

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