Tag : houses

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

9 months ago / 0 comments

More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

Campus Watch: Students take landlords to court – and win

2 years ago / 0 comments

A group of students at the University of Bristol successfully sued their landlord for unreasonably taking money from their rental deposit. The six students received a letter from their letting agency informing them that nearly £800 would be deducted from their deposit due to a repaint of the house and … Read More

News | Students complain of unsafe houses

5 years ago / 0 comments

Students are complaining to the Council about their homes being unsafe, LS can reveal. This year the Council has carried out 136 prosecutions in the private rented sector. LS recently exposed a case involving a house with an “insecure front door, which was falling out of the surrounding brickwork”, as … Read More

An ‘armless burglary warning

6 years ago / 0 comments

Students in Hyde Park got a nasty surprise this week when they were greeted by a hand reaching through their letterbox. Fortunately for them, the frightening intrusion was only a ploy by West Yorkshire Police to encourage people not to leave their windows and doors unlocked. Katy Richardson, a second-year … Read More