NEI is asking the government to subsidize the rents of the students concerned, to reduce them considerably or to give them up altogether. The state needs to step in, as it does in Australia. Most private student housing is far from grotty, with most universities focusing only on accredited housing. All 5-bed accommodation is permitted and must comply with state standards. Most homeowners spend thousands each summer to get these real estate, and students have the choice between cheap and less modern real estate or more expensive first-class real estate. Students need to think of an image greater than the « big renters. » The student rental company employs tens of thousands of people directly and indirectly. If students do not pay their rent, these people are made redundant and emptied of the taxpayer. Agents cannot use the Furlough process because the remaining students continue to demand that their properties be repaired and properly managed. The real estate agent still has his office rent, phone, auto-lease, insurance to pay.
Historically, semester 3 is always strange for students. They return at Easter for 4 weeks and many simply return to their exams or the odd conference. If landlords and brokers go after the wall, which is very likely if rents are not paid, universities will find that they may not have enough off-campus accommodation to support their reception in the years to come, and future students will suffer from the current attitude of students to pay rents. In society, many people have lost their jobs or have less income. For students, the vast majority continue to receive their maintenance loan, which is available for their contractual lease obligations. I don`t see that many students tell Student Finance that they don`t have to pay them the alimony loan because they`ve moved?! Owning is not a job, so you cannot reverse my argument and say that people should not depend on the income from their work, which may have failed because they actually went to work and were not exploited by vulnerable students.