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Hello I am James a Solicitor
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It is not very clear, what you are asking for help with, is it about student accommodation and rent?
Unfortunately, unless there is a clause in the agreement to allow no payment in such circumstances, then the student will still be liable for the rent on the accommodation.
The government has made no provisions for students and payment for accommodation. Student can try to negotiate with their landlord, but landlords under no obligation to cancel rent payments.
Covid19 is a terrible situation, but does not break a tenancy agreement or rental agreement, that is the current law.
Private landlords can and in most cases are pursuing students for the rent and will proceed for breach of contract if not paid.
Yes a company who rent property, same principles apply, the only way out possibly would be if the agreement allows for it.
Sorry but I cannot answer for the uni is doing, that is at their discretion.
It is very unfair, but legal.
Scottish government has addressed this with new tom laws, but not in England.
Simply, the student did not have to rent the property, that was their choice, hard but that is the law. They entered into a legal contract, and without a clause such as force majeure to end it, the contract is still legally enforceable
I have already explained that, it is at their discretion, if they choose testily charge the tenant they are legally entitled to.
if you have a copy of the agreement you can attache I can look to see if there is a get out clause.
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Thats fine I am here to try and help you out of this terrible situation.
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sorry, no attachment yet
Thanks, ***** ***** read through the tenancy agreement.
Unfortunately, there is no break clause in the contract to allow the tenant to end early. Neither is there a force majeure clause to rely on.
Therefore, I am sorry to say, that without the discretionary agreement of the landlord, the rent payments still have to be paid.
The clause regarding the student remaining in full-time education I would assume is still applicable and that the student is still registered at the university. Even if not, they would still be legally responsible to pay the rent. The option to terminate in this situation again, is discretionary on the landlord.
The parties at item 1 in the agreement. The contract is between them, the student and the guarantor.
Sorry, but I have advised on the law regarding your current tenancy agreement, the bot***** *****ne is that if the rent is not paid the the landlord can come after either the tenant or the guarantor for the payment.
I cannot comment on whether the accommodation was missed as you put it. There is no evidence of any miss selling in the agreement.
The whole situation is unfair, but as a solicitor I must advise on the law, which does mean on occasions giving advice that customers may not want to hear.
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