News and Updates

Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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President of Herts Students’ Union: Rent strikes could happen

By Oliver Price – News Manager In an exclusive interview with Trident Media, Grainne O’Monghain, the President of HSU, has revealed that she has warned ULiving, the company who run accommodation on College Lane Campus, that rent strikes will happen in response to high rents at the University of Hertfordshire. When asked what her response would be, if students decided to go stop paying their rent or go on a rent strike, she said: “To ULiving it would be, I told you it was goin

Letting Agent Fee Ban Declared in Autumn Statement

By Aaron Hurst – News Editor On the 23rd November, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in his first ever Autumn Statement that administration fees charged by estate and letting agents across the country were to be banned ‘as soon as possible.’ During what was announced to be Chancellor Hammond’s last Autumn Statement as he is abolishing it altogether, he declared letting agent fees as ‘wrong’, before stating that ‘landlords should meet their fees.’ This announcement is bound