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    #16
    Originally posted by bagpuss View Post
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    There's an interesting angle on the staying in the room after leaving the course suggestion, within the terms on the agreement there's a section that says the LL can ask the student to leave if they end their studies for any other reason than Graduating.

    It could be that this clause is to ensure that only students are tenants as this affects the LL's ability to gain council tax exemption for his properties - working people have to pay council tax, full time students don't.
    That's quite interesting, thanks. I know that the students are Council Tax exempt but never considered that implication.

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      #17
      New stage, letter containing Notice Of Transfer of Proceedings to local court.

      The interesting bit being the new Courts form asking if we would like to try to settle before, of course we would if LL would be willing to compromise.

      Could anybody give an indication if in their experience, taking up the mediation service option is likely to be worthwhile, and what it is likely to cost?

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        #18
        Originally posted by Pelican eats pigeon View Post

        I also dropped out of Uni partway through a year, but I stayed in the area, got a job there, and kept living in the same flat. I'm not saying that this would necessarily be best in your daughter's case, but just to illustrate...
        It seems as she is no longer a student the LL requires her to go anyway as there are issues with LL council tax exemption if non-students are renting.

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          #19
          Originally posted by domehead View Post
          New stage, letter containing Notice Of Transfer of Proceedings to local court.

          The interesting bit being the new Courts form asking if we would like to try to settle before, of course we would if LL would be willing to compromise.

          Could anybody give an indication if in their experience, taking up the mediation service option is likely to be worthwhile, and what it is likely to cost?
          I seem to be answering my own question here but I thought it may be useful information for somebody else. It seems that mediation cost depends on claim amount, so in this case where the claim is for 1,800 the fees start at 100 pound for one hour.

          https://www.nationalmediationhelpline.com/faqs.php

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            #20
            Landlord offered to accept 700 as final settlement, rather than continue with the court avenue, so we agreed.

            A reasonable outcome I think?

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              #21
              I think you should count yourselves as very lucky indeed.

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