Housing Campaign update
So far SUSU’s housing campaign has seen us get in touch with the top 10 worst offending Letting Agencies as declared by you who filled in the Vent about your Rent survey (still available to read online or in the Advice Centre). Here, we asked them to sign up to six pledges to improve the service that they provide to students. We also got in contact with the local Residence Associations about working together to lobby councillors about To Let signs .
We’ve now got five of the worst rated Letting Agencies to sign up to our “Don’t Rush” pledges. This is part of our long-term plan to help stop the housing rush in Southampton that preys on students. We’re also in the process of creating a monitoring system for letting agencies to make sure that they’re keeping to these pledges
The next step of the campaign will also see us hold a Housing Fayre on Friday 10 January in SUSU from 10am – 5pm. The main aim of the fayre is to educate you about how to get the best house you can and the date is in line with the opening of the SASSH housing list when loads of great houses will then become available.
The fayre will include workshops on housing contracts, a drop in with Advice Centre Staff, sessions to make sure you know your housemates will fit, and loads of good information about locations, utilities, insurance, etc. The day will also include updates about the SUSU Letting Agency for those who are interested.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/586171698127105/