Uni halls rent strike! Will uni fine us or worse?

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So students in my uni are planning a rent strike since it worked at Manchester uni. I’m just wondering what will help if students refuse to pay their rent, will the uni fine us? I’m just more worried about it affecting my actual studies like I get kicked off my course which I definitely would not want
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So students in my uni are planning a rent strike since it worked at Manchester uni. I’m just wondering what will help if students refuse to pay their rent, will the uni fine us? I’m just more worried about it affecting my actual studies like I get kicked off my course which I definitely would not want
I believe legally they can evict you, take you to court and you can lose your loan. Not sure if that has ever happened for an actual proper strike though. I would say think about whether it is worth it especially if it is not a big strike. I think i would see how many people are ACTUALLY gonna do it and weigh it up.
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I believe legally they can evict you, take you to court and you can lose your loan.
An accommodation provider could sue you for not paying. This would be a contractual matter. The terms of your licence would determine whether they could evict you.

I can't see how a dispute with your accommodation provider would result in your loan (presumably you mean the maintenance loan) being lost -- even if the accommodation provider is your university.
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So students in my uni are planning a rent strike since it worked at Manchester uni. I’m just wondering what will help if students refuse to pay their rent, will the uni fine us? I’m just more worried about it affecting my actual studies like I get kicked off my course which I definitely would not want
The university would be within their rights to evict you, and take you to court for all outstanding rent arrears. You did sign a contract with them after all.
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So students in my uni are planning a rent strike since it worked at Manchester uni. I’m just wondering what will help if students refuse to pay their rent, will the uni fine us? I’m just more worried about it affecting my actual studies like I get kicked off my course which I definitely would not want
Students are planning it all over the place

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6809516
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