Student Accomodation – Proposed changes

Students who cannot take up places in purpose-built accommodation due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be able to end their lease under new legislation.

People under contract in halls of residence will be able to give seven days’ notice to cancel their agreement.

Those who enter into a contract will also be given the power to give 28 days’ notice.

The constitution secretary said the changes will bring the student rental sector in line with the private sector.

If passed by MSPs, the legislation will mean students unable to take up their offers of student accommodation in the next academic year due to coronavirus will not be held liable.

The changes will be detailed in the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No. 2) Bill.

Source: BBC Scotland