Student rents on the rise campaigners are calling for tenants’ rights and affordable housing to help reduce student rents.
The cost of student rents has increased by an average 11% over the last three years, figures show, triggering fears that students are choosing where to study based on their accomodation rather than the quality of their degree courses.
There is a new wave of student activism building and its focus isn’t tuition fees. With many students priced out of education due to rising living costs, campaigners are calling for tenants’ rights and affordable housing to help reduce student rents.
Inspired by recent grassroots campaigns such as E15 and New Era, activists and council housing tenants are taking on developers and local authorities around the country. And students are getting organised: taking action on and off campus to demand a fairer deal on student rents. If they don’t, they say, future generations could be priced out of higher education altogether.
A recent article in the Guardian shows how increasing student rents are eating into student maintenance loans.
Arthur Online specialises in student accommodation and can help landlords manage more efficiently reducing overall management costs. Reducing management costs may in the long run help reduce the rate at which student rents are rising.