Distributing flyers in student accomodation/halls of residence

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  1. laurieeee

    laurieeee UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi!

    I have recently set up a business which targets students and I was wondering if it is legal to distribute flyers at student accommodation or halls of residence buildings?

    I have heard it is illegal to distribute flyers on campuses of universities, but what about student accommodation?

    Does anyone know?

    Many thanks in advance!
     
    Posted: May 18, 2017 By: laurieeee Member since: May 12, 2017
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  2. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You would have to ask permission from whoever owns the accommodation.
     
    Posted: May 18, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  3. laurieeee

    laurieeee UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Ethical PR, why would I need permission? If I leave the flyers in the mail boxes inside the student accomodation, how is it different to leaving them in mail boxes of a normal house?
     
    Posted: May 18, 2017 By: laurieeee Member since: May 12, 2017
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  4. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You said

    'I was wondering if it is legal to distribute flyers at student accommodation or halls of residence buildings?'

    I replied on the basis of the information you provided.

    'No it isn't without the owners permission'.

    If student letterboxes are on the outside of the building then of course you can do that, but that is not what you asked initially.
     
    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  5. laurieeee

    laurieeee UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Ethical PR, thank you so much for clarifying that. It is not an answer I was hoping for but it does make perfect sense actually.

    Do you have any idea how to get such permission from halls?
     
    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: laurieeee Member since: May 12, 2017
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  6. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  7. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Ask them :)
     
    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  8. laurieeee

    laurieeee UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Yes, I would love to, but have no clue WHO to contact ;)
     
    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: laurieeee Member since: May 12, 2017
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  9. ethical PR

    ethical PR UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Surely you can find out who owns/manages the halls of residence/student properties you are interested in advertising at and contact them to find out about their advertising policy and associated costs.

    As @Scalloway demonstrated, some have their advertising policies available online or give them a call.
     
    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: ethical PR Member since: Apr 19, 2009
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  10. Steve Jones2

    Steve Jones2 UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Am interested in targeting students in London and Home Counties.
    Pm me to discuss
     
    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: Steve Jones2 Member since: May 3, 2017
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  11. DontAsk

    DontAsk UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Some halls you will not even get access unless you doorgate someone who knows the access code or has a key.
     
    Posted: May 19, 2017 By: DontAsk Member since: Jan 7, 2015
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  12. Lawyer

    Lawyer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I think people cannot just walk in from what I remember of my children's halls. So to go on to private land requires consent. It is a bit like a big house having the door locked saying leave mail here (by the gate). Also many students read social media so perhaps you can get to them through some other means.
     
    Posted: May 20, 2017 By: Lawyer Member since: Feb 28, 2008
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