LSE extends rent reductions for students unable to return to their accommodation

Rent will continue to be waived for those who can’t return to halls

The London School of Economics has confirmed that students in halls and LSE accommodation will continue to have their fees waived if they are unable to return to campus.

Whilst their waiver was meant to end on the 21st February an LSE spokesperson has told The London Tab the university will be extending their January policy of waiving rent fees for those students unable to return to university accommodation due to Covid and lockdown.

LSE is the first London university to confirm that students will not have to continue paying rent following the government’s latest roadmap announcement.

LSE said: “Students who are not returning to LSE-managed halls until a later than scheduled date, due to government restrictions or travel difficulties, will have their accommodation fees waived until the date they return.”

This news will be welcomed by all those who have not been able to return to London since the start of the third national lockdown, especially as initially LSE’s rent reduction policy was only scheduled to last until February 21st.

The university have also echoed their earlier statement: “Students who do not wish to return to LSE-managed halls this year, and have vacated their accommodation, can have their contract ended and fees halted. Otherwise, our halls remain open and continue to support those who have decided to remain in university accommodation.”

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