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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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An obvious solution to a big problem

Could empty properties provide a solution to the housing crisis?

Andy Burnham One Angel Square Green Summit Good Landlords scheme

Andy Burnham to crack down on private landlords

Caps on rent and strict regulations are in order because student housing is “way below standard,” Andy Burnham tells The Mancunion

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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More should be done to tackle neglectful student landlords

An expansion and improvement of student and landlord rating services could help to ease the worries of student renters

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Research shows 10 per cent increase in student rent on last year

New research shows that student rents are continuing to rise despite controversy, with Manchester averaging a 7 per cent increase over the past year

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Students lose £32 million in rental deposits

New research reveals that four in ten students had their deposit retained at the end of last term, losing in total £32 million this year in rental deposits

UCL, cut the rent activists scale Portico roof at UCL to announce extension of the strike last week Photo: Arthur Michaels

UCL comes under fire after threatening student journalist with expulsion

A young journalist was supposedly threatended with expulsion by UCL executives after she gained access to a confidential report forecasting the university profits from accommodation fees

Since the lifting of the intake cap, more and more private accommodation will be depended upon. Photo: fire_up_the_quattro @Flickr

Student accommodation reaches breaking point as half of students struggle with rent

In the three years between 2010 and 2013, student rent prices rose at almost double the rate of the wider rental market. The NUS is calling for rent controls to combat the “crisis”

Preview – Rent

Preview of the Broadway musical “Rent”, being performed at the RNCM by South Manchester Amateur Operatic Society.