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    Hi People

    I'm a new user here and I've just finished my first year at university and my accommodation halls used to fine me over the smallest things. I decided not to pay them then and I have now received a letter at home with a final notice that I have to pay a total of £85.

    The letter says if I do not pay the fine my guarantor will be contacted for payment (parents) and they will take legal action.

    I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced anything like this before? And if so do I really have to pay? I mean are these accommodation halls for real about going to court and stuff?

    Its ridiculous, they will find any little reason to fine students!
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    Just pay it for goodness' sake. You probably know exactly why you were fined. So put up with it and accept the consequences of your actions.
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    They cant really afford not to pursue these fees otherwise there would just be taken as the joke you seem to think they are. My uni doesnt let people graduate if they have fines outstanding which is a bit harsh but the message is the same:
    Just pay the fines. You should have and probably could have (if they were indeed unjustified) disputed them at the time

    What sort of thing are they for?
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    Pay them or you won't graduate. Or let you re-enrol for next year.
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    What did you even do?

    Pay it, student halls are generally pretty cheap (comparatively) anyway.
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    Yes they are serious just like any other company that you may have a debt with.
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    This is y i make sure i do the inventory at beginning of the year =)
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    Pay it, but follow it up. Our warden warned us that we would be charged for every little thing (dirt in kitchen lights, cracks in lights, etc etc) but said we could always contact him if we felt the charges were too much. Maybe contact your halls manager or the head of student accommodation services? It's always worth doing a bit of complaining about and see what you can get out of it.
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    its only £85 pounds thats basically nothing to a student anyway just pay it and yes the uni prob will take you to court
 
 
 

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