Homes for Students Canalside - Stop Students Paying Rent During COVID-19

Homes for Students Canalside - Stop Students Paying Rent During COVID-19

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During these difficult and unprecedented times, many students have already returned home to their families and more wish to do so, in light of new government advice and guidance. In addition, many students have lost part-time work and consequently can no longer afford to pay their rent for the remainder of their lease. This is a stressful time for everyone and no students should have the burden of needless financial worries during this time.

Many other accommodation providers have allowed students to end their contracts early should they have chosen to leave their University Accommodation. 

Unite Students, Liberty Living, Student Roost and many others have announced that students who wish to leave their residence and end their contract can do so by notifying their provider and that doing so will mean students are not liable to pay their outstanding rental payments.

We ask now that you do the same, as it’s the right thing to do to protect your student tenants during this global crisis.. Students should not encounter any penalties by ending their contact and should be refunded if they have already paid for their accommodation. For those students who choose to stay in their term-time accommodation, providers must also ensure support is in place to allow students to follow the Government advice on isolation. 

We cannot stress highly enough the need to alleviate students’ financial worries and allow them to return home should they wish to do so.

Despite other accommodations giving the option for students to cancel their contract and avoid the stress of having to unreasonably pay for a room that will not be lived in; Homes for students have failed to show the same level of support. Many students financially depend on part-time work to contribute to rent payments, and due to the Government enforced lockdown this is no longer possible.

Solution: Homes for Students  (Canalside) to cancel the last rent instalment if students have, or will be vacating the room for the forthcoming months due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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