Most students have lived somewhere that could be ‘unfit for habitation’, 世論調査が見つかりました

Most students have lived somewhere that could be ‘unfit for habitation’, 世論調査が見つかりました
独占: ‘It is unsurprising in an education system that continues to treat students like cash cows,’ University and College Union leader says

最も university students have lived in accommodation that could be considered “unfit for habitation”, a new poll has suggested.

A survey of 1,000 学生 found issues included mould, damp, broken doors and alarms.

A university union said the findings – seen by 独立者 – were “disgraceful” but “unsurprising”.

Eighty-seven per cent of respondents have lived somewhere that could be classed as “unfit for habitation” under The Homes Act 2018, the poll by Stint, a student study app, has suggested.

より多い 40 per cent of student participants said they had lived somewhere with mould or damp, according to the survey conducted between mid and late August.

When it came to a broken door or window, nearly half said they had experienced this.

After all the recent disruption caused by the government’s poor handling of the pandemic, students deserve better

Jo Grady, University and College Union

すぐ下に 20 per cent of those polled had lived in a property with a broken smoke alarm.

“It is disgraceful that so many students have been forced to live in accommodation that this government’s own legislation would consider unfit for habitation,” Jo Grady from the University and College Union (UCU) 前記.

“It is however, unsurprising in an education system that continues to treat students like cash cows, such as during the last academic year when many were forced to either pay for accommodation they could not use or were trapped on campus after being promised a normal university experience.”

より多い 40 per cent of student participants said they had lived somewhere with mould or damp

The UCU general secretary added: “After all the recent disruption caused by the government’s poor handling of the pandemic, students deserve better.”

Many universities waived rent payments or offered some form of refunds for students prevented from returning to university accommodation due to lockdown earlier this year.

But those renting in the private sector – who are estimated to make up most of the student population – were reliant on their landlord’s decisions.

A survey in 2018 by the National Union for Students 見つかった 40 per cent of privately renting UK students lived with damp and mould on their walls, 一方 20 per cent reported issues with vermin or insect infestation.

The government says The Homes Act 2018 was introduced to make sure rented homes and properties – which it covers – are “safe, healthy and free from things that could cause serious harm”.

Problems including gas safety risks, damp or fire safety issues could make a property unfit to live in, according to the housing charity Shelter.

政府のスポークスパーソンは言った: “It is completely unacceptable for anyone to live in unsafe accommodation – we expect students to enjoy a decent standard of living and for university accommodation policies to be fair and transparent.

“We have announced major reforms to support tenants that will provide greater redress for residents, better regulation and better quality homes.”

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