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 sent a second letter to landlords and accommodation providers in April once the government had announced students should not return to campus after Easter. This was also accompanied by a second template letter for students to send to their own landlords.
Ruth (Student Living) also met with Thangham Debonnaire MP and local councillors to gain their support for private student renters in parliament and in the council.