Due to the Corona Virus outbreak, Plymouth students are asking for a cancellation of rent payments for tenants of university owned accommodation, privately owned student halls, and any property let by student letting agencies (such as shared houses and apartments) until the end of the 2019/20 academic year.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Plymouth students are facing a reduced capability to manage the rent payments on our student accommodation. For many students, the April student loan payment is absolutely necessary to support themselves and family members that may be suffering from job loss, financial difficulty, illness, and certainty during this time. Every single student who signed an accommodation contract before the Coronavirus outbreak did so with the full expectation that they would be able to remain in their student accomodation for the full academic year, and that they or their family members would not suffer any significant financial difficulty in the coming year. All of our circumstances have changed massively since we signed our accommodation and we are asking that for compassionate reasons, the contracts should be reviewed under the circumstances and that the final rent payment should be waived by ALL student accommodation providers in Plymouth.
We are asking all students, whether or not you've chosen to remain in student accommodation or not, to participate in the strike.
By 'student accomodation' we mean:
Some tenants may have given a specific list of demands to their accommodation providers, but the overarching list of demands for the Plymouth Student Rent Strike Group are as follows: