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一个十几岁的法律系学生赢得了他的第一次法院case, arguing that his student digs were 'unfit' accommodation.
While still studying at uni, undergrad Jack Simm, 19, managed to successfully sue his landlord for a breach of contract with regards to his flat being 'like a construction site' in September 2020, when he first moved in.
At the time, he was still a fresher at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and after spending a year fighting the case, he has now won it during the second year of his course.
The flat was located inNorwich, Norfolk and Jack claimed that there was no heating or Wi-Fi and considerable amounts of dust would build up due to builders still working in the accommodation.
He says that the whole case was 'perfect revision' for his law degree.
Jack, also a rugby player at the university, said: "It's the best bit of revision I've ever done.
"Funnily enough while the case was going on I was studying contract law so I flipped open the textbook and went over the notes.
"I was in a real situation with real consequences.
"I was thrown into the deep end. Winning shows that I can do it.
"It's given me a massive confidence boost."
The undergrad from Newcastle said: "We drove down and arrived at this place and it looked more like a construction site than a place to live.
"In my room the floor was covered in dust and there were loud noises from people hammering away.
"It was freezing at night with no heating. A smell was coming out of nowhere.
"We gave the landlord a week to sort everything out and at the end nothing had been resolved so I moved out and handed my keys in."
Jack added: "Other people are more lenient and they just get taken through the long grass [by complaining].
"I thought 'I'm not being taken for a fool.'
"The most taxing part was making sure the case was tight. I kept tweaking the case right up until the court date."
On 2 November, Newcastle County Court ruled in Jack's favour and ordered that he be paid £859 to cover his deposit and first month's rent.
The court also ordered the landlord to pay £140 in court fees.
The accommodation was developed by the Freedman Project LLP and managed by a company called Estateducation.
LADbible have contacted Estateducation for comment.
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