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Annual UK Student Accommodation Report 2021

Posted by Richard Ward

- The average student budget increased by 4.7% in 2021 (2020: 5.5%) to £142pppw .

- Growth in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) has slowed again, with 23k beds delivered (2020: 26k)

- Planning application activity for PBSA has slowed during the first 7 months of the year, with the number of beds submitted down 37.5% YoY;

- Rental growth has again been stronger for houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) up 3.4% compared to 0.2% for PBSA;

The UK's largest student accommodation platform, is able to leverage data from +750k listed beds, in addition to millions of data points gathered from actively house-hunting students to provide unparalleled detail on the student accommodation market.

Covering all aspects of the market, the Annual Report takes a closer look at the 2020-21 academic year, key trends in the sector and what lies ahead for industry stakeholders.

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About StuRents:
- StuRents is one of the leading proptech partners in the UK student accommodation space
- StuRents operates, the largest student-centric accommodation search platform, listing over 700,000 bed spaces nationwide
- Beyond search, StuRents facilitates integrated online tenancy signing, tenancy payments and app-based tenancy management solutions
- This unique, vertically integrated end-to-end solution underpins StuRents' data insights and research capabilities