Submitted on Wednesday 6th January 2021
Rejected on Wednesday 13th January 2021
Current status: Rejected
Rejection code: irrelevant (see below for details)
Stop students PAYMENTS for rent, in halls and outside of halls if not in use.
The government could work with the universities and potentially have a stronger say on these companies that treat students badly.
This should allow students to get out of contracts if they are not living there.
Landlords are known not to care about students and this is what is happening now.
Students have been unable to get out of contracts that were signed in 2019 and have had to pay thousands of pounds for something they do not use as well as paying additional charges for alternative rent (such as being at home).
All we are asking as students is for this to be looked at and recognised as a problem, things are hard for everyone we understand that, but we also have had it hard in the past year, but it is not discussed as much by the government unless questioned about it.
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The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:
Suspending payments for rent or ending a tenancy early is a matter for individual landlords, and not the UK Government or Parliament.
We have published the following petitions, which you might like to sign:
Enable all students to end university tenancy agreements early due to Covid-19: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/553285
Reimburse student rents for all accommodation not used during this academic year: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/560735
Implement support for university students during Covid-19: petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554299
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