STUDENTS who get out the dustpan and brush at the end of this year could be in line for a reward, say Student Accommodation Services (SAS).
They’ll be handing out Amazon vouchers worth almost £3,000 to students who leave their houses in good condition when they leave at the end of term.
SAS manager Steve Daniels said: “We have decided to run such a competition as each year we have a large number of students that leave their properties in an excellent condition and then we have those that do not.
“Therefore we feel it is only right to reward students who do so and act as an incentive for those students that may not otherwise do so, to leave their property in a good condition.
“We feel that this will also have a much better impact on the private sector and local residents and reduce some of the negativity that surrounds the student population as a whole – when the reality is that it is only a small proportion of students that have complaints made against them.”
All SAS properties will automatically be entered, here’s how to win:-
·Your house should be clean and tidy throughout including front and back gardens
·All your belongings should be removed (unless you are staying on in the same house next year)
·All refuse should have been removed from inside and outside of the property – including within the refuse bins
·No damage within the property – or any damage has been reported to the SAS office and the student(s) responsible have already admitted their liability
·All keys returned to the SAS Office by the end of the tenancy
·All students up to date with rental payments
“Students will be sent a full departure pack in due course detailing exactly what they should do prior to leaving most notably the cleaning requirements,” said Steve.
“Staff will make nominations to the SAS Manager following the final inspections. If there are multiple properties that meet, or exceed, the above then we will draw winners out of a hat.”
The winners will be announced within three weeks of the end of tenancies. There are six prizes of £300 in Amazon vouchers, four prizes of £200, and two prizes of £100.