Rent for Trent uni accommodation to be waived during the lockdown period
Fair play Trent, fair play
Nottingham Trent University has confirmed that students living in uni run accommodation will have their rent waived for the duration of the current lockdown period.
The Government guidelines state that only students on ‘future critical worker courses and those with special circumstances’ should return to their term time accommodation in Nottingham. This leaving the vast majority of students paying rent for rooms they cannot legally live in.
This announcement comes after the NTU Rent Strike campaign that was launched last week in which over 500 students withheld their rent payments.
List of NTU and UPP Halls of Residence reducing rent fees (4 January – 21 February 2021):
•Gill Street North
•Gill Street South
A spokesperson for the University said: “Students who are not occupying or using their NTU-owned or operated rooms listed below will not be required to pay accommodation rents from Monday 4 January up to and including Sunday 21 February 2021, to reflect the known period of current Government restrictions.
“If you are not staying in your accommodation, which is included on the list of NTU and UPP accommodation below, please let us know by using the NTU and UPP Halls Rent Reduction form.
“You must do this by Friday 22 January or you will be charged the full amount. By completing this form, you are confirming that you have not and will not stay in your halls accommodation between 4 January and 21 February. You’ll also be agreeing that if your situation changes, you will inform [email protected] and that rental payments will be reinstated.”
The university said that in order for you to qualify for the rent reduction, your accommodation must be unoccupied.
They also said that the situation will be reviewed again if the restrictions are extended past the February waiver dates.