Ever had that problem where everyone hides (wrongly) behind data protection? The Uni will not tell you anything about one of your student tenants. The Council Tax people tell you that one of your tenants is not a student but will not tell you which one as it would 'breach data protection'? Well, there is a simple way to avoid all of this - either put a clause in your contracts authorising you to talk to both groups or, failing that, ask all of your student tenants to give you a confirmation of studies certificate from the myport hub on the ground floor of the Nuffield Building (they just walk up, and print it out).
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