Capping student rent prices ‘does not work’

‘Student accommodation currently takes up 95% of the maximum amount of finance available for a student, which leaves them with an impossibly small amount of money to live on,’ says NUS

Student housing checklist: The six things you must remember

Far too often, students are treated like scum by letting agencies and landlords. A lot of student unions are running campaigns to shame bad agencies, but there’s still a long way to go. This perpetual culture of swindling naïve and inexperienced students isn’t coming to an end anytime soon and the best way to protect yourself is to know your rights. Help yourself out by thinking pretty hard about the landlord, the letting agency, the housemates, the area, and the contract itself.