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  •   Home > News > Politics

    Calls for student accommodation to fall under the Residential Tenancies Act

    Calls for student accommodation to fall under the Residential Tenancies Act


    The Union of Students' Associations is disappointed at a report tabled in Parliament, following an inquiry into student accommodation.

    The Act currently puts requirements for student accommodation above and beyond, what's typically expected in a landlord-tenant relationship.

    Union president Andrew Lessells agrees with that - but wants change instead of the independent dispute resolution process, that the report recommends.

    He says the dispute scheme has a place - but the Act could give students stronger protections if they've been overcharged.

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