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Student Accommodation Policy News

Maintenance Loan Rises Remain Well Below Inflation

Posted by Calum Martin in

The Department for Education has confirmed that maintenance loans for the 2023-24 academic year will increase by just 2.8%, well below inflation.

Student Housing Loophole Costing NI Public Services

Posted by Calum Martin in

A 'loophole' in student accommodation rates is leading to losses of more than £4m a year in revenue for public services.

Why renewables are about to boom in the HMO sector

Posted by Tom Walker in

With all eyes on COP27, many have missed the massive sea change in sentiment and investment around climate change in the UK’s private rental sector

Leicester to Further Restrict HMOs

Posted by Aisling Murphy in

Leicester City Council are set to vote this week to implement stricter limits to the number of houses being converted into HMOs

University Staff Stage Biggest Ever Strikes Over Pay

Posted by Calum Martin in ,

Impacting up to 2.5m students, over 70,000 staff at 150 universities across Britain have planned a walk out in a dispute over pay.

Government U-turn on energy impacts student lettings

Posted by Tom Walker in ,

How does the government's U-turn on energy policy affect the student housing market? StuRents founder Tom Walker shares his insights.

Are you ready for the updated Right to Rent rules?

Posted by Tom Walker in

StuRents' brand new product update empowers property managers to perform Right to Rent checks in line with updates to the law, quickly and easily.

Calls for Scottish Rent Freeze to Include Students

Posted by Calum Martin in ,

Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed a rent freeze will be introduced in Scotland, which has sparked concerns from the Living Rent tenants union.

Student Beds Could Receive Government Funding

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Construction of beds on university campuses may receive part-funding from the government after planning permission shelved for thousands of beds

Birmingham Potentially Expanding HMO Licensing Scheme

Posted by Aisling Murphy in

Birmingham council are launching a consultation into an additional licensing scheme covering all 69 wards and about 12,000 properties.