Tag: Housing

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Norwich Council delays decision on Article 4

Norwich City Council Cabinet have said they will delay a decision on a motion to limit shared housing in the Golden Triangle. If the council decided to implement Article 4, local landlords would need planning permission from the council before converting a property into a household of multiple occupancy (HMO). HMOs are defined as residencies…

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Experts warn of discrimination against international students

International students could face even more discrimination, as new government rules oblige letting agents and landlords to check the migrant status of tenants. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has joined forces with the National Union of Students in conducting these Right To Rent checks, piloted in the West Midlands since the start…

Features

Renting a student house from Elite Property Solutions

If you need evidence that you should use Home Run or union approved letting agencies, “Elite” Properties are all you need. The misleading and dire management from Elite meant that our 12-month tenancy was more than enough for us, and we moved to a far cheaper and better managed house that we found through Home…

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Student housing: a guide

With it getting closer and closer to the time we decide who and where we want to live in our second and third years of uni, it’s good to know what we should be considering when it comes to housing decisions beyond halls. From inventories and bills, to guarantors and contents insurance, there is a…

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Policy to remove cap on students “was put together rapidly”

Nick Hillman, a former adviser to the ex- universities minister David Willets, has criticised the coalition’s policy to remove the cap on the number of students that universities can take in each year, claiming the plan was rushed. In a report for the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), Hillman claims that the government’s policy has…

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