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Students twice as likely to lose part of their tenancy deposits, warns The Deposit Protection Service
The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS) has warned students renting accommodation that they must act now to ensure that their deposits will be returned at the end of their tenancies after figures revealed they are almost twice as likely as other tenants to face deductions. As part of tenancy agreements landlords and letting agents take a deposit from tenants to guard against loss and damage, and by law they must protect the money through an authorised tenancy deposit protection scheme such as The DPS, the UK’s largest.
Freshening up: modern day student twice as likely to un-tag embarrassing photos from social media than buy a dictionary
As students across the nation get set for university Freshers’ Week, Currys PC World reveals that it’s not just the infamous ‘Freshers’ Flu’ they’re prepping for – it’s how they appear on social media. Once upon a time it was all about joining the right societies and signing up to all the relevant sports teams, but for the class of 2015 online profiles are just as important. A survey of 1,500 students conducted by Currys PC World reveals that for this year’s intake, un-tagging embarrassing or unflattering photos on Facebook is twice as important as buying a dictionary
For many parents September is all about settling their children into the new school term. But did you know that time is fast running out to apply for a place for the Reception and Year 7 transfer to secondary school intakes for 2016? Applications for state primary schools open at the start of the autumn term and close on 15th January 2016. Applications for secondary schools close on 31st October 2015.
With the introduction of £50 fines for people who smoke in cars carrying children only a matter of weeks away, there's appetite among the general public for a complete ban on smoking behind the wheel. After 1 October, anyone caught smoking in a car carrying persons under the age of 18 is liable for a fine, a penalty that applies to both the smoker and the driver, a national car leasing company warns.
New research from Kwik Fit Insurance Services has today revealed that almost one quarter UK parents – equivalent to 8.1 million people – have left young children alone in the car in the past whilst out running errands. As we hit the peak of school summer holidays the UK, research has also revealed that while parents generally leave their children for only a few minutes, they can often return to interior damage, car alarms going off or fist fights!