Hi, I am a student living in halls for my first year and we have been told that we will have flat inspections every month. It is the only accommodation at my uni that is inspected at all, and the only other person I know that gets inspected only gets their kitchen done.
Our inspection includes the kitchen and hall which I do not mind, but also includes our bedroom. I feel it is an unfair invasion of our personal space to be done every month especially as they have seen no cause for concern. I am also worried about the caretakers and staff entering my room when I’m not there without permission. It just makes me feel very uneasy.
I understand that students can be messy, I myself and very tidy so that is not why I am worried, but I don’t think that is a fair excuse to invade our privacy. I have been told the company is also very picky so they can charge us £8 for a cleaner to even just hoover the floor.
What do you think of this? Is this unfair? And what can I do about it?