Published: 19th Apr 2018

Student Co-op Homes has launched which they say will give students access to cheaper student housing across the UK. They hope to own the property portfolio of all student housing co-ops and lease them to back to local student groups. They say this will aid stability and sustainability and overcome the need for short-term tenancies for students. In Edinburgh, the rent is 30% cheaper for members of Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative, who pay £75/week compared to average student rents of £112/week elsewhere in the city. Similarly, the Birmingham Student Housing Co-operative is 10% cheaper than the average equivalent where they pay £64/week (excluding bills) compared to the average for the Selly Oak area which, according to the University of Birmingham, is £71.70/week (also excluding bills). Student Co-op Homes aims to increase the national capacity of student housing co-ops from 150 to 10,000 beds within the next five years – equating to … (To read the full article, subscribe below)