Stop forcing students to move out of flats they have paid for.
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Residents at Woodland Court UNITE student accommodation have been told to move from their rooms during summer despite holding a signed tenancy to live their till September.
One block of flats have been asked to leave the rooms by the 24th June whilst another block has been asked to leave by the 18th August.
UNITE say this happened as they have sold the flats to an International Language School and the University of Arts London.
Students were given only 5 days to respond to a letter stating if they wish to end their tenancy and be refunded the money paid till September or accept alternative accommodation (provided by UNITE).
The misdated letter containing spelling mistakes was placed under students doors at 2am Friday. No management were on site to deal with distressed students from 2pm Friday until Monday.
Students living in Woodland Court are from universities all across London including UCL, London Metropolitan, SOAS, City, Westminister, Birkbeck and more.
The news came as a shock to the students’ many of whom are facing pressures already from examinations.
UNITE say legally they have the right to move students from their room for "better management."
When we signed we did not believe selling our rooms to other people, and moving us somewhere else is what UNITE meant by "better management."
Students feel UNITE have betrayed their trust and security as well compromised their welfare.
For some students living in Woodland Court, this is the second time they've been asked to move.
UNITE should respect the original tenancy agreement they held with students and have the decency to let students stay in their room without disruption - especially during examination period.
We are asking UNITE to reverse their decision and let students stay in the rooms they have paid for!
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