Student accommodation is cheapest in the north

Student accommodation is cheapest in the north

Lewis Knight | Newsroom, Students, Students News

The north is the most cost efficient area of the country to rent student accommodation, according to a recent report.

Accommodation for Students reported rents have stayed the same in some northern locations between 2012 and 2013.

It revealed rents in Leeds averaged at £74 per week, while Manchester and Sheffield had typical rental fees of £74 and £69 per week respectively.

Simon Thompson, Director of Accommodation for Students, said: “Demand for places at well renowned academic institutions.”

The research, which was based on rents at more than 125,000 properties in 92 UK locations, revealed the average price of student accommodation has risen by 3.1% over the year, from a typical £77.04 per week in 2012 to £79.42 in 2013.

This news will be helpful to approximately 400,000 students entering university education this September, after UCAS revealed 385,910 applicants were accepted into a higher education establishment in the UK after receiving their A Level results. Up to 245,000 more prospective students were waiting for a final decision or have found places through Clearing since their A Level results were released on August 15th.

4th September, 2013 | Tags: student accommodation, student accommodation in the north, student property, students, UCAS, UK students,