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Two private landlords who flouted shared house licensing laws must repay six student tenants nearly £40,000 in rent. Abdul Kalam and his wife, Jahanara Begum, were convicted of running an unlicensed house in multiple occupation (HMO) at Highbury Magistrates Court in June 2012. T

Student landlords and tenants risk losing money to lawless letting agents taking advantage of the lack of regulation in the industry, according to the professional surveyor trade body. Rogue letting agents are cashing in on the buy to let rental boom by exploiting low consumer e

Business is booming for Britain’s biggest student landlord, Unite, despite this year’s massive fee hike for English students. Annual tuition fees leapt from £3,000 to £9,000 at the start of this academic year, leading to a small drop in the number of students seeking a place at

The cost of living in student halls has doubled in a decade and seen a massive hike of 25% in the past three years. Students living in university or private halls pay an average £117 a week rent – compared with just £59 10 years ago in 2002 – according to research by the Nationa

Students are griping about their accommodation in student halls – with nearly half upset they had no other choice. The findings came from a York University Student Union survey that showed 45% of students ended up in housing that was not their first choice. Many raised concerns

Firefighters have warned students about the dangers of pan fires when cooking food is left unattended following a major kitchen blaze. Around 200 students were evacuated from halls of residence at Bradford, when food caught light in a third floor flat in the six storey block. S

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