What we can do for you
- Tell you about DUSA’s Housing Accreditation Scheme and DUSA Housing
- Explain your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
- Lease checks
- Give advice on your landlord’s rights and responsibilities
- Help with inventory and deposits
- Give advice on repair issues
- Answer questions on any other housing matters
Moving Out of Halls?
Download our info pack with everything you need to know about finding accommodation after Halls.
Our Guides To Renting In Dundee
Getting to Know Dundee
List of Dundee Letting Agents
DUSAs Housing Advice Booklet
Before You Sign a Tenancy Agreement
Signing A Tenancy Agreement
Viewing Property Safely
Being A Responsible Tenant
Private Accommodation v Residences
The DUSA Housing Accreditation Scheme has been created to promote and recognise those landlords who take a responsible approach to letting their properties to the student population of Dundee.
What is Accreditation?
The main aim is to improve the standard of property and management in Dundee’s student private rented market and to allow current and future students to make informed choices about renting in the private sector. Accredited landlords and letting agents must adhere to a Code of Standards relating to the management and physical condition of their property. Acceptance as an accredited landlord relies on self-certification by the landlord or letting agent stating that their property and management practice meet the Code of Standards.
The Benefits For Tenants
- Confidence that your landlord is professional and reputable.
- Assurance that the Accreditation Scheme Code of Standards will be followed and maintained.
- Information regarding rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
- Provision of a Tenancy Handbook for all students which will include a list of accredited landlords.
- If any issues do arise, the tenant can be satisfied that they can contact their Union for advice and assistance.
The Landlords & Letting Agencies Currently Accredited
17 Hawkhill, Dundee, DD1 5DL
Jamal Property World
4 S Tay St, Dundee, Angus DD1 1PA
Rent Flats Dundee
214 Blackness Rd, Dundee DD1 5PL
5 South Tay Street, Dundee, DD1 1NU
20 Whitehall Cres, Dundee, Angus DD1 4AU
AKG property Group
169 Blackness Road, Dundee, DD1 5PH
Prime Student Living
(Suite 1 & 2) 27 South Tay Street
Dundee, DD1 1NR
What is DUSA Housing?
DUSA Housing was created to give University of Dundee students a place where they could look for or advertise a room to rent. This page is run and managed by DUSA for University of Dundee students.
Please note that only University of Dundee students can place an advert.
To ensure only students are using this service:
- All students must provide their matriculation number prior to the advert being published on DUSA Housing.
- All students must email their advert from their University of Dundee email address.
Before placing an advert please read our terms and conditions.
For more information or to place an advert email email@example.com from your dundee.ac.uk email account.
Living in Dundee FAQ
Where can I find a private rented flat in Dundee?
Where can I advertise to find a flat mate?
Visit DUSA Housing to place a free advert if you are looking for a flat mate or a room to rent.
What is the role of a letting agent?
Letting agencies are private companies that can help you find private rented accommodation that suits you. Most agencies also manage the day-to-day running of the tenancy.
Can I leave my tenancy early?
A tenancy agreement is a legally binding document and once signed, you are bound by its terms. The only way to leave the tenancy before the end of the agreement is by getting reaching an agreement with the landlord/agent (in writing).
For more information about your rights and responsibilities, email firstname.lastname@example.org
How much deposit can a landlord/agent charge?
A landlord/agent can charge up to two months’ rent as a deposit.
What is a joint tenancy?
A joint tenancy is a tenancy where all tenants sign the same agreement and are “joint and severally liable”. This means you are all equally responsible for paying the rent and keeping to the terms of your tenancy agreement.
Does the University of Dundee offer family accommodation?
The Residences DO NOT offer family accommodation. We would therefore recommend that you look at our list of accredited landlords to find a private rented flat which suits your family’s needs.
Do I need a guarantor?
Guarantors are not a legal requirement however some landlords/agents insist on having a guarantors agreement in place.
Make sure your landlord provides a guarantors agreement which states the total amount liable for. If you have a joint tenancy, a guarantor could be held liable for all tenants.
Will I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?
Tenancy deposits are taken to cover any damage to the property or unpaid bills. Tenancy deposits should not be kept to cover “wear and tear” damage.
For more information on getting your deposit back, email email@example.com
Do I have to pay Council Tax if I am a student?
As a full time student you may be able to get a reduction or exemption on your Council Tax.
A 100% exemption can be awarded if the property is wholly occupied by students.
A 25% discount can be awarded is all but one of the adults living in the property are students.
Visit the Dundee City Council Website for more information.
Do I need contents insurance?
Contents insurance is insurance that pays for damage to, or loss of, an individual’s personal possessions while they are located within that individual’s home.
Your landlord is responsible for ensuring that buildings insurance is in place.
It is the tenants responsibility to ensure that contents insurance is in place
What type of tenancy do I have?
The most common type of tenancy in Scotland is a Short Assured Tenancy. However if you live in University Halls of Residence or with your landlord, you will be a common law tenant.
Can my landlord or agent enter the property?
24 hours written notice should be given prior to the landlord/agent entering your property.