Students at SOAS, University of London are saying they will withhold their final rent to the landlord of their halls of residence until a series of demands are met.
The two central London halls of residence – Dinwiddy House and Paul Robeson House near Kings Cross – are owned and operated by Sanctuary Students with an agreement to provide places for SOAS students.
Students claim that throughout the year, they have raised a catalogue of complaints over poor service, cockroach and rodent infestations, lengthy delays to repairs and a number of water outages among other problems.
They have posted up a series of photos on The Residents’ Council's website, which represents students across both halls, which they say show the full extent of the issues they've had to put up with - and in addition are demanding £800 in compensation for all students and a full and unreserved formal apology.
However, Sanctuary Students, which owns the buildings, says all the issues were resolved some time ago and they would urge any students still experiencing problems to get in touch with them.