Update from Unite Students
Read the statement on their website here.
In light of the UK government’s recent Covid-19 lockdown announcement, the majority of students have been asked to remain at home until mid-February. We understand the impact that the current situation is having on students and in response we are offering a rent discount for direct let and nominations referral students, where the tenancy agreement is directly between the student and Unite Students.
- Eligible students will receive a 50% discount on rent for a total of 4 weeks, beginning on Monday 18 January.
- Applications for the rebate must be received by 14 February, and the discount will be credited to student accounts in March.
- This offer is open to students who are not in residence in their Unite Students property between 18 January and 14 February, and they must have paid their account in full (to January 31); students who cancel their contract during the 4-week period will not be eligible.
- Any student who is currently struggling to keep up with rent payments is being urged to contact Unite Students, as well as their university’s student services team, for support.
Additionally, eligible students whose tenancy ends before 1 August will be offered a free complimentary 4-week extension to the end of their tenancy. We recognise that the national situation has rapidly changed, and that you may still be deciding how to best proceed with teaching and extra-curricular opportunities for the rest of the academic year. We hope that by supporting students to live in their university city for an extra month over the summer period, it offers you additional flexibility in planning for this.
At the same time, we want to reaffirm our commitment to students who remain in their accommodation and those who will be returning for permitted courses. We will continue to provide a safe, secure environment with welfare support, and bespoke support to students shielding or self-isolating. We look forward to sharing further details with you shortly.