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  • Northern cities top buy-to-let list
    Northern cities top buy-to-let list

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    Landlords looking to make good returns on their investments by renting out student and professional accommodation would be wise to refer to the latest list of buy-to-let hotspots. Southampto...

  • Student properties from Pickard you can move into right now!
    Student properties from Pickard you can move into right now!

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013

    The university year may be over and done with, but more and more students - especially international students - are staying put over the summer. So if you need somewhere to stay in Leeds, wh...

  • Uni choice key to finding work
    Uni choice key to finding work

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013

    A student's choice of university or college can have a significant impact on their likelihood of finding a job when they graduate, according to new data. Figures revealed by the Higher Educa...

  • Fears over severe rent arrears
    Fears over severe rent arrears

    Tuesday, July 09, 2013

    An increasing number of "troubled" tenants are having significant struggles paying their rent, new research shows. Approximately 3,000 more private sector tenants have been at least two mont...

  • Landlords to check tenants' status
    Landlords to check tenants' status

    Thursday, July 04, 2013

    A new law will target rogue landlords who allow illegal immigrants to live in their properties. They will be hit with financial penalties under a Government crackdown on those who fail to co...

  • Tenancy agreements free online
    Tenancy agreements free online

    Wednesday, July 03, 2013

    Leeds students and professionals can have greater reassurance that their accommodation meets the required standards after landlords were given access to free guidance and best practice agreeme...

  • Students call for voting age change
    Students call for voting age change

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    Recent governments have ignored the views of young people in the UK and will continue to do so until the voting age is lowered to 16, according to the new president of the National Union of St...

  • 46 graduates target each job: study
    46 graduates target each job: study

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    Every job this year is being targeted by roughly 46 graduates, up from 51 in 2012, a study into the graduate jobs market says. The study by High Fliers Research said although job prospects w...

  • Minister 'offers rent concessions'
    Minister 'offers rent concessions'

    Tuesday, July 02, 2013

    Social landlords, some of whom provideLeedsstudent accommodation, have been offered concessions by the Government in relation to changes in the way housing benefit is paid. Tenants who recei...

  • Poor students' scholarships cut
    Poor students' scholarships cut

    Thursday, June 27, 2013

    Funding has been cut for a scheme offering university scholarships to students from poorer backgrounds. The National Scholarship Programme will receive £50 million worth of funding in 2015/1...