Will the student be fined if the build-up in the freezer is not removed, even though the student does not use that freezer and has nothing stored in it? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Will the student be fined if the build-up in the freezer is not removed, even though the student does not use that freezer and has nothing stored in it?
Hi, My student accommodation (purpose built, off campus, private) is threatening a fine to me (and others) due to a build up in one of the 2 fridge freezers that are in the common kitchen area. I haven’t used this Freezer as I had opted to purchase my own small chest freezer due to a lack of space. They have offered the tenants (including me) the opportunity to remove all items and let the freezer defrost. This to me, is entirely reasonable. However, I have nothing in the freezer, nor am I at that location for the last few months. I would also like to point out that my chest freezer (privately owned by myself) is on the premises. I am also concerned that other tenants may use this as the management has instructed the tenants to use ‘the other’ freezer. So to summarise, 1. Will I have to pay a fine for this, if the instructions of other tenants are not followed despite me not using the freezer at all at not having any products to remove? 2. If any damages are occurred of my private freezer by other tenants due to them following the instructions of management, what could I do about this. Thank you. Please do not hesitate to ask me any questions and I’ll do my best to answer.

Sheena Moore

19th October 2021

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