Students advised to study rent rises
THE average student rent has risen 2.4 per cent since last year, from £67.11 to £68.70 a week, say Accommodation for Students.
The AFS website includes a table of rents for more than 100,000 properties in 77 cities.
London has the highest weekly rent of £107.29. Winchester rents rose 20 per cent from last year’s £71.80 to £86.40, Durham’s soared by 20 per cent from £66.75 to £80.21, while Lancaster’s rocketed by 24 per cent.
At £56.90 a week, Hull’s rents are good value, but they have also risen by 25 per cent since 2011. Rents in Leeds rose 5 per cent.
The best value is found in Pontypridd at £45.94, followed by Stockton at £47.45, Stoke-onTrent £49.20 and Middlesbrough at £49.21.