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Will university students be expected to pay for their rent/accommodation despite not living there during lockdown?

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Lucy Westenberger
The Senate
27 Apr 2020

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  • 25 May 2020
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    Other ...: This issue is likely to vary on a case by case basis. “For students renting university halls of residence, some universities have agreed to release students from rent obligations,” but not all have. That being said, students likely have “a strong case for arguing that they should not be charged for accommodation they are no longer able to use.” If students rent privately, whether or not they pay for accommodation will depend on the landlord, the kind of tenancy contract, and the contract’s content.

    For more details, see the link below.

    https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/m…

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    Liam Patell
    University of Oxford

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