St Mary's Student Village
Petition to the halls office to compensate all students living in St Mary's Student Village for improper living conditions.
1. We demand compensation for the following conditions (at least 4 additional weeks refund of rent):
(i) The gym price be deducted from the payment plan as it is of a poor standard, particularly compared to that of Ffriddoedd, and due to not every student wanting to attend the gym.
(ii) Proper cleaning equipment should be provided to all flats (including studios) as it is impossible to clean the 'sandpaper' floors in any other way than a hoover - this was promised prior to arrival. Upon arrival, rooms were of an unreasonable cleanliness standard.
(iii) We should receive notice of when the contractors will be entering our rooms (specific times) to allow valuables to be protected.
(iv) When contractors enter flats they leave the place tidy and lock the doors after themselves.
(v) We should receive all promised premises such as a bar similar to Bar Uno and a shop on site. There has been no sign of a bar, a cafe or a proper shop. A Coffee machine does not constitute a cafe and the shop is never fully stocked.
(vi) Parking spaces should be available for those who pay for parking permits, and that the work to resurface and paint lines is done quickly so that the parking issue does not continue.
(vii) Promises of additional services before arrival such as a large launderette with online tracking, a shuttle bus, sanitary bins, and communal area cleaners which have not been provided.
(viii) Construction work being carried out at unreasonable times.
(ix) Other issues have included water being turned off without warning, lack of hot water, lack of water pressure, windows not opening, late arrival of kitchen appliances, faulty kitchen appliances, exposed electrical wires, unsecured electrical sockets etc.
(x) The beginning of Semester One is a time for settling in and adjusting to University life, not one for coping with the problems that exist.
2. If Construction Work persists on site, aside from the aforementioned 4 week period, we would like for the co-ordinators of St Mary's Student Village to organise a meeting for all students to be involved with the processes - being kept up to date with the progress of the site, enter into further negotiations to provide us with honest, fair and reasonable explanations along with possible solutions to benefit the students living on site.
3. Based upon the non-exhaustive list, it is unreasonable to expect students to pay full rent whilst the variety of problems exist. The reduction of one weeks' rent has been taken into consideration but nevertheless, most of the issues have existed for over one week.
PLEASE BE SURE TO SIGN WITH YOUR FULL NAME, AND COMMENT WITH YOUR HALLS NAME (IE, CEMLYN, PENMON, TOWNHOUSE 1 ETC)