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MOLD!
Hi!\r\nI have moved into an apartment where it has been mold but the letting agency said [...]
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Thank you for getting in touch with SUBU Advice. I’m sorry to hear that you are having problems with your accommodation. I have attached an advice leaflet from the specialist housing advice service Shelter. You will see in the leaflet that you can contact the Environmental Health Department in the Council to report the outstanding repairs and arrange for an inspection of the property. The Council have the authority to contact your landlord and request that they undertake the work. In the first instance you could start by writing a formal letter to your estate agent and landlord advising that if the work is not carried out you will report the situation to the Environmental Health Department. This may result in them finally taken some action to resolve the problem. If the work required to the property is major structural work you may find that the landlord will not be able to carry out the work with you residing in the property. In that case the you could try to claim compensation for the rent that you have paid through the county court. However, your landlord should really find suitable alternative accommodation for you for the same amount of rent. Please have a look at the leaflet that I have attached which explains this all in detail. You can also contact Shelter’s advice line or drop into their office for some speciality housing advice: Shelter Housing Aid Centre 30 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS +44 344 515 1400 Please let me know if you [...]
  • Filed under: Housing
  • | Asked: Thu, 08 May 2014 13:25:40 GMT

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  • My housemate has had his dog at mine for the entire year knowing that I am scared of dogs
    I have had to live with my housemates dog for the entire year even though I am scared of dogs, [...]
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    That's a tricky one - is there anything in your contract which covers pets? Is the landlord aware of the dog? If they're not allowed then you're in a strong position, or if the landlord has agreed without your consent you might also have an argument. I think it would be best to book you an appointment to discuss this in person - our service is confidential so you'll still have your anonymity.
  • Filed under: Housing
  • | Asked: Sun, 04 May 2014 21:39:07 GMT

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  • Bus Ticket
    How do I find out about getting a bus ticket that equates to so many tickets per week?
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    Here you go: http://www.thebusforbu.co.uk/thekey.shtml
  • Filed under: General
  • | Asked: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:11:57 GMT

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  • Thinking of leaving uni as it just doesnt feel right for me.
    Basically ive started uni, but the course im on was not how i expected at all. Im not [...]
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    I would advise that you seek careers advice from the Placement and Careers Service as if you know what career you would like this may give you the focus to complete the degree. Or, they could suggest alternative routes for you. To withdraw you need to speak with your programme administrator in the first instance but ultimatley and email to your Academic Administrator Manager saying you wish to leave would do the trick. There are financial consequences to withdrawing and as such I advise you call Student Finance England, if they support you, and seek advice from them before withdrawing. Courses traditionally start in late Sept/Oct so if you wanted to do another course you would have to apply again. You should also consider any financial obligations you have such as housing contracts. SUBU Advice can talk you through all of this if you wish to give us a call or drop in and see us.
  • Filed under: Money
  • | Asked: Wed, 03 Oct 2012 11:53:00 GMT

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  • Quitting university
    Where and who do I talk to if I'm thinking about quitting university?
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    I'm sorry to hear you wish to leave BU. I would advise you speak to your programme administrator and/or programme leader. SUB Advice can talk through the financial implications with you and ensure you have considered the consequences of leaving BU so you can make an informed decision. Placement and Careers office in The Edge may also be useful to you as they can provide careers advice.
  • Filed under: Personal
  • | Asked: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:26:32 GMT

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