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‘Tinder’ for flatmates

‘Campusboard’ launches a new flat-share feature that helps university students find flatmates and spare rooms with just a few clicks

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What to do if you are dissatisfied with your university home

Living in private accommodation, and unhappy with your living conditions? You aren’t alone! Here are some general tips on how you can better your situation

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Student launches petition for halls to house homeless

Creator encourages students to sign the petition “because it’s the right thing to do”

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Considering renting?

Advice Service Manager, Victoria Payton, clues you in on how you could get a free and easy check-up of your tenancy agreement before you sign

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We need to stop neglecting student housing

We can stand by the sad state of student accommodation no longer

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Exclusive: landlord blacklist group closes due to legal threat

Students were able to use the group to give landlords a one to five star rating and contained a ‘landlord blacklist’ with a list of those who received bad reviews

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How to find your new student home with just a tap on an app

University student, Vera Simmons-Law, reveals how ‘Bubble Student’ app eased her housing nightmares

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Do I have to pay council tax?

Senior Advisor Rebekah Ollerenshaw explains what council tax is and how you can avoid it

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An obvious solution to a big problem

Could empty properties provide a solution to the housing crisis?

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£153,500 saved for students by Union advice service

Free, confidential service offered by Students’ Union providing information and advice on personal and academic issues has helped students save thousands of pounds

Student Living Index

Manchester sixth most affordable UK city for students

Students in Manchester spend less than the average UK student on rent, household bills and going out, Student Living Index suggests

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Knowing and doing: fighting UK poverty

Ryan Khurana comments on the Conservative approach to bringing prosperity to all