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Moving out

Moving out of residences

Moving out can be a stressful time. The high of finishing exams is over and you are ready for the summer break to start. However, there are a few key things that need to be done before you head off. We have collaborated with Better Resuse services to ensure that any unrequired things are disposed in an eco-friendly way. Better Reuse  provide eco-friendly services that divert redundant furniture, fittings and equipment from landfill and put them back to use, usually cheaper than waste solutions. 


Collecting Your Belongings

Following the latest UK Government advice on travel, you can now return to your residence to collect any belongings you left behind when you checked out.

The Government still advises avoiding public transport so when you plan your journey, please follow the safer travel guidance for passengers. If you, or a member of your household, has symptoms of Covid-19, you should not travel.  If this means you cannot collect your belongings yourself, you can nominate someone to pick them up on your behalf.

Below you will find more details on how you can collect your belongings or arrange a collection from Residences, specific to your location.  


We work with a number of suppliers who provide packing boxes and materials. Please visit the following sites for more information: ArgosStaplesPackaging2BuyPackingBoxes.

Unfortunately due to space restrictions in our residences, we are not able to store any items over the summer for residents. Please take a look at the following storage providers for more information LOVESPACEBig Yellow Self StorageShurguardHenfield Self StorageBoxman.

Whilst you were living in residences your personal contents were covered by Endsleigh, the No.1   student insurance provider. Now that you are moving out of residences your cover will end with   your contract. Endsleigh is offering all former residents with a great deal on personal contents   insurance starting from as little as £1.93 per month. 

Checking out

Please also ensure you report any repairs required prior to checking out. If you room has been found to have been damaged, you will be charged based on the identified rates.

All residents are required to check out by 10:00am on the day of their contract end date. Residents at our Great Dover Street, Stamford Street, Champion Hill and Wolfson House residences are able to collect their express check out envelope from reception from Thursday 31st May 2020. All residents are required to check out with reception to avoid any excess removal fees beyond your contract date.

King's Residences: Damages, Repairs & Redecoration

For further details on charges, please download the following.

Things to remember

Please ensure that all windows are closed and locked and heaters, taps and lights are turned off.

  • Don’t forget to redirect your mail to your new address. This can be done online by clicking here.
  • If you reside in a residence that requires keys (rather than just your swipe card) you will be required to return these upon check out or you will be charged.



This year King’s Residences are partnering with Better Re-Use, a not for profit organisation that collects unwanted items and distributes them to local charities, food banks and community groups in need.

Starting from the 1st June, drop off stations will be set up in your residence to collect any items you would like to donate. Please check with your reception team regarding where these stations will be set up.
Items that can be donated shoes (tied together), clean bed linen, working electrical items, clean & undamaged kitchen items, Non-perishable and unopened food, books, CDs and stationary. 

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King's Sport's BeActive membership and access after you move out

Whilst you were living in residences you had access to King's Sport's BeActive Halls programme. This was included in your rent and enabled you to access a number of classes and sports free of charge. If you are not returning to residences, you will no longer have access to the halls programme.

If you wish to continue your BeActive membership, you can find out more from the link below.

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