All tenants must sign a Fixed Term Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. Once signed, the Contract is legally binding on all parties and you are liable for rental payments for the full period of the Contract. All of our tenancy agreements are Joint and Several. This means that all the tenants are equally liable for the full rent of the property, so if one of your housemates moves out, the remaining tenants are responisble for paying the rent of the person who left. All tenants are also jointly responsible for the costs to repair any damage to the property (over and above wear and tear). If there are any aspects of the Contract you do not understand, a member of the Q Student team will be more than happy to go through the terms with you. Remember, ALL of our Contracts have been checked and approved by the Accommodation Office at the DSU who will also be happy to discuss the terms with you.