Iglu Contract Start and Finish Dates Explained

Contract start dates vary across Iglu properties and in some cases, you will see different date options available for the same room listing. This is because some of our properties currently have set contract cycles due to availability, while others have more flexibility.

Here is a guide to our contract start and finish dates.


Where you see this option, you can select a preferred contract start date from the calendar. When you complete your full contract acceptance through our Iglu Portal, you will also be asked to provide an ‘Expected Arrival Date’ to give our team an indication of when you expect to arrive at the property. This helps them ensure everything is ready and waiting for your check-in.


Where you see a specific date listed (e.g. 1 February 2022), this is the date your contract will start, regardless of when you physically move into Iglu. For example, if you plan to live at Iglu Chatswood, where a Semester 1 2022 contract starts on 1 February 2022, your contract and rent payments will start on this date even if you don’t move in until 15 February 2022 (Expected Arrival Date). Where a specific contract start date is set, you will have the opportunity to advise your ‘Expected Arrival Date’, which must be after the contract start date, when you finalise your contract on our resident portal.

Some properties do have set check-in days and they will advise you of these prior to finalising your application. In all cases you will receive additional information about these dates from your chosen property prior to finalising your offer and coming to live with us at Iglu.


To maintain our contract cycles, our standard contract lengths are 6 or 12-months. Here are some examples:

  • If you sign a 12-month contract and it starts on 1 February 2022, it will end on 31 January 2023.
  • If you sign a 6-month contract and it starts on 1 February 2022, it will end on 31 July 2022.
  • If you sign a 6-month contract and it starts on 1 August 2022, it will end on 31 January 2023.

In some cases, depending on date cycles, your contract might run for slightly longer (e.g. 7 months) but you will be advised of the end date prior to signing your lease.

Of course, you will always be given the opportunity to renew your contract and your property team will contact you in advance of the end date to advise the options.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information about contract start and end dates.

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