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Students Demand Compensation Due to Accommodation Issues

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Hundreds of students in Bournemouth have demanded compensation in relation to poor quality accommodation.

Lyme Regis House has reportedly faced a number of issues, including a lack of hot water and a burst pipe that caused water to leak through several flats.

The purpose-built student accommodation is managed by Campus Living Villages, who said after the leak, it was monitoring the situation and had worked hard to resolve the problems.

However, a student living in the accommodation has now created a petition calling for all students to be compensated.

Student Iris Weighill said further leaks had been affecting flats and students had not been able to use their bathroom facilities or access fresh water for days at a time.

A spokesperson from Campus Living Villages said: "We understand how frustrating it is for residents at Lyme Regis House that there have been periods without hot water. As soon as we were made aware of the issues with water temperature we worked hard to resolve the problems as quickly as possible. Whilst fixing the issue we've needed to isolate water supply to areas of the building for short periods of time, during which bottled water has been made available for residents."

"We have put in additional communication measures in order to respond to each complaint on a one-to-one basis and our Village Managers are always available to speak to any resident who has concerns."