Students win battle with North Oxford Property Services
Tenants in Oxford celebrated a hard-won battle against a local estate agent after a row over a bedroom.
The five Oxford University students sharing a house in Cowley were in dispute with North Oxford Property Services (NOPS), which they rented a nearly £3,000-a-month house from in September.
The students sought the help of tenants’ union Acorn Oxford and, after weeks of negotiations, the estate agents has now agreed to pay Ms Lanceley a £200 compensation.
In a victorious statement on its website the union wrote: “These housemates received a confusing and worrying order from their property management company, to vacate and padlock Aleisha’s bedroom and refused to explain why.
“Luckily they are all ACORN members, and the union put the pressure on NOPS and got the situation resolved in our member’s favour.”