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Worrying about your accommodation? Want to get it sorted for next year?

 

WAIT RIGHT THERE!

 

Don’t let Ormskirk landlords rip you off and pressure you into signing up for contracts before you’ve made friends, and before you know where you want to live.

 

There’s plenty of housing available in January, from October right through the new year and into Summer, So don’t rush your accommodation until you’re ready!

 

 

Did you know…

As of June 2019, landlords are not allowed to charge tenancy fees. This means your landlord can only charge you for:

  • Rent
  • A refundable tenancy deposit
  • A refundable holding deposit (to reserve the property, capped at £50)
  • Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy
  • Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax.
  • A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/ security device giving access to the housing.

If your landlord charges you for cleaning services, for example, you should raise this with our Advice Centre!

 

 

Our goals!

During our Don’t Let Yet campaign, we aim to:

  • Develop proper standards around Letting Agencies and landlords in and around Ormskirk, including the ability to rate landlords
  • Deliver information to students about the housing market in Ormskirk and any changes that may occur to it
  • Deliver an EHU Guarantor Scheme to ease students concerns over cost

 

How to Get Involved and Who to Contact!

If you have any serious concerns with Advice you should book an appointment with our Advice Centre team.

 

If, however, you’re interested in getting involved with our Students’ Union campaign, contact our Vice President Welfare via houghtom@edgehill.ac.uk.