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Enable all students to end university tenancy agreements early due to Covid-19.

Submitted by Sharon Carr-Brown on Monday 5th October 2020

Published on Monday 12th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Monday 12th April 2021

Current Signatures: 972
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Direct ~ Enable ~ Government ~ Scotland ~ The Government ~ Universities

Petition Action

Enable all students to end university tenancy agreements early due to Covid-19.

Petition Details

Many students are currently tied into expensive agreements for rooms they do not need and would rather not use. Scotland has already legislated for this. We want all students to have the same rights. We were misled into thinking universities would be Covid-safe. The reality is that they are not.

Additional Information

The government has already said that it “encourages universities and private halls providers to be fair in their decisions about rent charges...” We want them to place students at the heart of their decision-making and direct universities to review their agreements and policies to give students:
• a choice of exiting their accommodation agreement early so they can return home
• refunds for the time students are self-isolating
• the option to defer their accommodation rental agreement


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