Just one sec...
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free to post

Help! Accommodation has changed price of room

Announcements Posted on
Take our short survey, £100 of Amazon vouchers to be won! 23-09-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey guys I signed a contract about a month ago for a room in private halls for a certain amount a week. I've just looked on their website again and they've reduced the price of the same room by £15 a week. I haven't heard anything from them about reducing my rent so I'm guessing Im expected to pay the extra £15 a week. Is this something they're allowed to do? What can I do now I've signed a more expensive contract for the exact same room? Thanks for any help!*
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nbhatt)
    Hey guys I signed a contract about a month ago for a room in private halls for a certain amount a week. I've just looked on their website again and they've reduced the price of the same room by £15 a week. I haven't heard anything from them about reducing my rent so I'm guessing Im expected to pay the extra £15 a week. Is this something they're allowed to do? What can I do now I've signed a more expensive contract for the exact same room? Thanks for any help!*
    Maybe throw bricks at that room in protest? :teehee:
    Online

    3
    ReputationRep:
    It's pretty normal for rent prices to change depending on when you book them. I've lived in a flat where every tenant had a different price for the same thing. Often there are early booking discounts and often they will drop prices of empty rooms right before move in date when they're desperate (it's better to let a room for £20 a week less than not to let it at all). Nothing you can do about it. You could ask if they'll reduce your room but they'll almost definitely say no and you signed a contract to pay that much so you'll have to pay it.
    Offline

    3
    (Original post by nbhatt)
    Hey guys I signed a contract about a month ago for a room in private halls for a certain amount a week. I've just looked on their website again and they've reduced the price of the same room by £15 a week. I haven't heard anything from them about reducing my rent so I'm guessing Im expected to pay the extra £15 a week. Is this something they're allowed to do? What can I do now I've signed a more expensive contract for the exact same room? Thanks for any help!*
    Read the terms of your contract.
    I expect they are allowed to rent rooms at whatever prices they can get, just like a hotel. Talk to the people renting you the room. If you feel that aggrieved then you could terminate your current contract along with penalty fees and chance your arm in getting one of the rooms at the lower rate. Riskt and unlikely to be any cheaper. As its a private hall they might be willing to reduce the rent uf you are on the verge of leaving or they might say fine and you end up with nowhere to stay.

    Talk to them and see what they say.
 
 
 
Write a reply…

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: September 19, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Who will be the next permanent England boss?
Find out more

Accommodation profiles:

Prodigy Living

Prodigy Living

Accommodation in 15 cities across the UK, with 24 sites providing modern, stylish en suite and studio rooms close to the major universities.


iQ Student Accommodation

iQ Student Accommodation

Great value student rooms in city centre locations all across the UK


X1 Lettings

X1 Lettings

Luxury student accommodation in Liverpool & Manchester.


Collegiate Accommodation

Collegiate Accommodation

"This is student living. Just better."


Scape Student Living

Study Inn

Providing stunning high quality, boutique student accommodation throughout the UK


The Student Housing Company

The Student Housing Company

Award-winning student accommodation - voted by 22,000 students.


Universal Student Living

Universal Student Living

“All-inclusive student accommodation in prime locations across the UK.”

Articles:

Student accommodation articles What to take to uniDo I need a TV licence?

Quick link:

Unanswered student accommodation threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22

Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.