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Students at Top Universities Pay Higher Rents

Those studying at the country’s top universities are paying some of the highest rents, according to a new study.

Accommodation for Students revealed that those attending Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, Exeter and the University of Surrey pay between £20-£58 more in rent every week than the national average.

The research indicates that the student rental market has remained stable in most parts, with a slight increase in rents of £1.43 in the past 12 months. The average student rent is now £82.09 per week.

Students at Top Universities Pay Higher Rents

Students at Top Universities Pay Higher Rents

The only top ten university (according to The Complete University Guide 2016) where students pay less than the national average is Lancaster University at £78 a week.

Similarly to the overall rental market, there is still a wide north-south divide, with students in the north of England paying around £15 less than those in the south.

Those studying in Wales pay an average of £69 a week and Scottish students typically pay just £4 more.

The most expensive average student rents are in London at £140, Cambridge at £124, Kingston at £115 and Aberdeen at £109.

Students in Bolton, Middlesbrough and Wolverhampton pay an average of £62 per week, but the cheapest student accommodation is found in Walsall and Stockton at £48 and £49 respectively.

The greatest rises in student rents were experienced in Luton, Bangor and Derby, increasing at an average of 20% over the year.

Simon Thompson, Director at Accommodation for Students, says: “It’s great to see that the overall market has remained stable over the last year. This is positive for both investor landlords and students.

“Unsurprisingly, the north-south divide in rent values remains apparent, just as in the private rented sector.

“Naturally, rental increases in some areas will be governed by student demand, often determined by what courses are available, but it is interesting to see that there appears to be some correlation between the highest ranked universities and cost of student accommodation.

“Bill-inclusive rental options are increasingly prevalent, which shows landlords are reacting to student needs.

“Anything which helps students to manage their finances is appealing and I think this trend will continue to grow over the next few years as the cost of attending university creeps up.”1


Advice for Student Rents

Published On: September 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm


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With the arrival of the new academic year, the National Landlords Association (NLA) has issued a reminder for landlords with student tenants to make sure that their deposits are securely protected. In addition, students have been reminded that they should be provided with information on how the landlord has chosen to protect their deposits and what scheme has been used.

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

Each landlord in receipt of a deposit on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) must protect it within a Government recognised tenancy deposit protection scheme (TDP). In addition, landlords must provide tenants with the relevant Prescribed Information and Deposit Protection Certificate within 30 days of the commencement of the tenancy.

Chairman of the NLA, David Salusbury said: “TDP is in place to safeguard any deposit for the duration of the tenancy, so it is vitally important that both landlords and students are aware of these important requirements.

“Landlords have 30 days in which they must protect the deposit and pass the proof of protection to the tenant. Failure to do so could lead to a fine of up to three times the deposit value.

Advice for Student Rents

Advice for Student Rents



“Tenants who are unsure should ask their landlord for details of where their deposit has been protected if they haven’t received it within this period.”[1]


For a number of new students, moving into unfamiliar surroundings can be a worrying but exciting prospect. my|deposits, a leading provider of TDP in England and Wales, has offered advice for students moving into rental accommodation for the new academic year. Advice includes organising finances, getting contents insurance and building a good relationship with the landlord.

CEO of my|deposits, Eddie Hooker, said: “Students embarking on the new academic year already have lots to think about such as taking care of finances and student loans, as well as buying books and equipment for their studies.

“my|deposits has produced this simple advice to mark the start of the new academic year and help raise awareness of the many important considerations of living in rented accommodation.

“With my|deposits, landlords can legally protect a tenant’s deposit and retain it for the duration of the tenancy.  The tenant also has peace of mind knowing that their deposit money is protected with a government-authorised scheme.”[1]

For further information on the scheme, please visit