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    Hey all, was wondering if/when Herts will send back my deposit?

    Just be nice to have a bit extra for September before my loan comes through.

    thanks in advance
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    You don't, the deposit is used for part of your first accomodation payment.

    Rough figures say if you get all of each loan and grant available you'll have ~£1000 between wednesday/thrusday of freshers week until the january payment arrives. This means between your bank giving you your debit card and chequebook and the middle of freshers week, all you have to live on is your overdraft*.

    *Edited after post #12
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    Is'nt it £400, this year?
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    I've heard both £300 and £400 from steven, wait until he replies with the actual figure as i think one of them is if you're paying in instalmants and the other outright.
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    I paid my deposit and it was £400
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    400 mate.
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    (Original post by DoktaUH)
    You don't, the deposit is used for part of your first accomodation payment.

    Rough figures say if you get all of each loan and grant available you'll have ~£1000 between wednesday/thrusday of freshers week until the january payment arrives. This means between your bank giving you your debit card and chequebook and the middle of freshers week, all you have to live on is your deposit.
    Say what?

    If the deposit goes to your pay for your accom, how do you live on that until your full loan comes through?

    I assume you just worded what you meant wrong.
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    (Original post by Swi1ch)
    Say what?

    If the deposit goes to your pay for your accom, how do you live on that until your full loan comes through?

    I assume you just worded what you meant wrong.
    Assuming makes an ass out of u and me

    Between moving in and your loan coming in you live in your overdraft, unless you've been saving up ofcourse.
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    (Original post by DoktaUH)
    Between moving in and your loan coming in you live in your overdraft, unless you've been saving up ofcourse.
    Ah so you don't mean the deposit we just paid, you mean what ever is the bank.
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    (Original post by Swi1ch)
    Ah so you don't mean the deposit we just paid, you mean what ever is the bank.
    I mean what i said....the deposit goes towards the first accom payment, so you never actually get it back.
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    (Original post by DoktaUH)
    I mean what i said....the deposit goes towards the first accom payment, so you never actually get it back.
    Yeah I get that.

    "This means between your bank giving you your debit card and chequebook and the middle of freshers week, all you have to live on is your deposit."

    This is what I was referring to. If you don't get your deposit back, what deposit are you mentioning there?
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    Oopsie, did that a few times when talking on MSN to steven aswell. Typo :p:
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    If your deposit goes towards paying your rent, what retribution do they have if you just **** up your room completely?
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    (Original post by CyclopsRock)
    If your deposit goes towards paying your rent, what retribution do they have if you just **** up your room completely?
    I have no idea, it makes no sense at all to me, it used to be kept and they used it to cover any fines you incurred. I'm guessing now they just send you a letter to say "you are required to pay X amount for breaking the accom rules" if you don't pay then depending on how serious it is you could be thrown out of accom, or university.
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    (Original post by CyclopsRock)
    If your deposit goes towards paying your rent, what retribution do they have if you just **** up your room completely?
    You say that like you plan on doing it.....
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    (Original post by steventhfc)
    You say that like you plan on doing it.....
    Think i've lost my old copy of the rules and punishments but i know the most severe one for room disturbances is expulsion from the university.
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    (Original post by steventhfc)
    You say that like you plan on doing it.....
    I've graduated, mate. But it seems now that it's not a deposit on the state of the room, but merely on your taking up the room in the first place. Sort of like how some fancy restaurants take a deposit of £x per head, then take it off the bill at the end.
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    I received an email a while ago saying that I would get my deposit back and if my account had changed I would have to give my bank details of the new account. However, this looked like an unofficial email from the university and I wasn't just going to give my account details over an email. That's just not safe!

    I emailed them back saying that my account hadn't changed, therefore there should be no complications, if there were; give me a phone number to call.

    Here's my response:
    "From: [email protected]
    To: x
    Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:19:56 +0100
    Subject: RE: CLOSE OF SESSION DEPOSIT REFUND 2012

    Please respond with your bank details to this e mail it is extremely safe."


    Has anyone else been contacted in this way? Or is it indeed a scam?
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    (Original post by J1NXY0)
    I received an email a while ago saying that I would get my deposit back and if my account had changed I would have to give my bank details of the new account. However, this looked like an unofficial email from the university and I wasn't just going to give my account details over an email. That's just not safe!

    I emailed them back saying that my account hadn't changed, therefore there should be no complications, if there were; give me a phone number to call.

    Here's my response:
    "From: [email protected]
    To: x
    Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 11:19:56 +0100
    Subject: RE: CLOSE OF SESSION DEPOSIT REFUND 2012

    Please respond with your bank details to this e mail it is extremely safe."


    Has anyone else been contacted in this way? Or is it indeed a scam?
    Hm the email seems to be the right one but then for them to say "Please respond with your bank details to this e mail it is extremely safe" is very weird I think. Like always they must offer you other ways as well. Are you still in the Hertfordshire area? If so I would go to the student centre to sort it out - you'll be able to give your details to them. You could also do it over the phone possibly

    I think you did the right thing!
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    im still waiting for my deposit back, theyve sent me an invoice for fines which i completely disagree with but that will come out of my deposit. I hope to see it soon
 
 
 
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