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“Some students set to be hit by £100 weekly rent “

Some students will have to fork out more than £100 a week in rent this autumn as the cost of housing increases.

Average weekly rent for students across the UK stands at £67.11, which is up 3% on last year, a study found.

Those hoping to keep costs down should head to ­Middlesbrough, where the average weekly rent is £43.68.

The highest payout is in London, at £108.03, and the next most expensive is Exeter, at £94.61. But some places have seen huge increases. Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, handy for Warwick ­University, has gone up 16% to £70.47.

Others up by more than double the 3% average include Edinburgh – a rise of 8% to £78.64 – and Coventry, Bournemouth and Bolton, up 7% to £58.50, £75.75 and £55.08.

Accommodationforstudents.com, which carried out the survey, said: “Better accommodation and the popularity of some ­universities is leading to higher rents.
Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/08/15/some-students-set-to-be-hit-by-100-weekly-rent-115875-23345419/#ixzz1Y0zlyDNX

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  1. As well as student accommodation Coventry University, Coventry is also suitable for Warwick University so you don’t have to pay the higher costs in Leamington Spa and Warwickshire,

    Posted by thefuturelets | 04/10/2011, 2:32 pm

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