Private Accommodation Vs Student Halls

Private Accommodation Vs Student Halls

Date Published 14 February 2014

According to Gair Rhydd recent article on student hall accommodation – `A survey undertaken by the NUS and Unipol, a student housing charity, has revealed that the rent for university owned accommodation has risen nearly 100 per cent in the last decade.

Results in their 2001/2002 study showed that halls and university housing charged £59.17 per week on average. This year`s survey, published on November 9th, showed that rent had increased 97 per cent to £117.67 per week on average in the academic year 2011/2012.`

Generally a choice for most first year students,Hall`s, may not be as competitive as living in shared private accommodation. Comparing the average, bedroom rental marketed for 2013/2014, next to student halls, and the average is £57.69 or £250 per calendar month, which ironically cheaper than 2001/2002 equivalent Hall Prices.