Tuition fee increases impacting on student housing

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Figures published by Ucas have revealed that the number of people applying for university has decreased from 618,116 in 2011 to 572,242 this year.

Jonathan Moore, director of, believes that the reduction in the number of applicants is due to rising university fees, which means those that do attend, will be looking to save money wherever possible.

He explained that the housing they rent will be one area where many will look to cut back.

“With the cost of living in shared accommodation [on average] cheaper than living in university halls of residence, we predict a growing number will choose to move into a shared house in order to keep accommodation costs to a minimum,” he explained.

The expert noted that students are looking for flatshares close to their chosen university as a way to save money, which is good news for people thinking of becoming a landlord.

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5th April 2012