In early January we sent a public letter to landlords and accommodation providers, to ask them to reduce financial pressure on their student tenants during the coronavirus outbreak. The University of Bristol also sent a supporting letter. Students concerned about having to pay rent on their private tenancy, could also use this template letter to request a change to their agreement from their landlord.
We supported the Bristol student rent strike, reported to be the largest in UK history with over 1000 student signups. Led by Bristol, Cut the Rent and supported by the officer team, the strike was due to frustrations at having to pay full rent, given the disruption to the student experience this year.