Student Accomodation

J. van Herk made this Freedom of Information request to University of Abertay Dundee

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Dear University of Abertay Dundee,

Under Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I wish to receive the following information within 20 working days. Please provide the following in a single file comprehensibly stated word document.

1) Please provide a comprehensive list showing all estates owned by Abertay University Dundee (hereafter Abertay) for the purpose of student accommodations.

2) Please provide the amount of rent occupants are charged per month for renting student accommodation over a period of the last ten years. Please indicate with how much prices of rent have increased year on year and please provide besides figures in numbers also year on year increases/decreases in percentages.

3) Please provide information on how many students have been evicted from Abertay's student accommodation over the last 10 years.

4) Please provide how many student accommodations are reserved for students having become homeless.

5) Please supply your full policy, procedures & criteria for filling any reserved occupancy for homeless students.

6) Please outline the procedure Abertay staff are required to take when an occupant of Abertay’s student accommodation defaults his/her rent payments.

7) Please provide information on the duration of time before an occupant of Abertay’s student accommodation is evicted after defaulting on his/her payments.

8) Please provide what services are included in the rent price. Services such as servicing of communal areas, electricity, gas etc.

9) Please list companies Abertay partners with to provide accommodation for students.

10) Please provide year to year changes (in percentages) in the amount of discretionary funding the university receives from the Scottish Funding Council in the last six years.

Yours faithfully,

John McVicar

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Dear Mr McVicar,

Please find attached the response to your recent FOI request.

Yours sincerely,

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