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Liverpool rents buck trend for students.

STUDENT rents in the UK have risen by 10% in the past year, but the good news for Liverpool academics is that those in the city are still well below the national average.

Student accommodation website, www.accommodation forstudents.com, has just released its latest research into the nationwide cost of rented accommodation based on 19,000 properties in 60 university locations across the country.

It reveals that the current average weekly rent for a student in the UK is now pounds 57.66, a 10% increase since April 2004.

London continues to be the most expensive place to study bya long way, at an average weekly rent of pounds 102, a massive 77% above average. Oxford, Guildford and Cambridge are the next most expensive locations with average weekly rents of pounds 82, pounds 81 and pounds 79 respectively, 43%, 41%, and 38% higher than average.

Best value locations in terms of student rental accommodation are the smaller student towns like Middlesbrough, Stoke and Wolverhampton with average weekly rents of pounds 37, pounds 38 and pounds 39 respectively but Liverpool remains competitive, particularly against other cities, at pounds 45 per week.

This 10% increase represents good news for landlords as student rents have previously been slightly low
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 6, 2005
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