Degree of pain for students who rent
Report shows Uxbridge digs are third most costly
STUDENTS in Uxbridge pay a weekly rent higher than almost everywhere else in the country according to figures released on Wednesday October 5.
Accommodation for those in full-time education in the town will cost an average of £120 per week, making it the second most expensive in the UK.
London tops the list with an average of £136.61, according to figures published by the property website accommodationfor students.com
Simon Thompson, director of the online company, said: “The severity of the housing crisis in the capital means that some students are paying nearly the same as the private rented sector for accommodation.
“Everyone deserves an education, not just the well-off, but increasing fees, changes to the grant system and rising rents are setting a prime example of elitism.”
The statistics were taken from the Accommodation for Students database and took the average rental, median rental values and the minimum and maximum rents.
Average weekly rents for a student room in the UK is £86.76 in 2016 – up from £73.73 in 2010.
For median rent values, Uxbridge is third in the country, behind London and Kingston, at a cost of £124.