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Private sector remains top provider of accommodation

  • As the new term begins, vast numbers of students up and down the country will be starting to move into their new homes.
 
  • The private rented sector is one of the primary providers of housing to students, accommodating 30% of students in 2017/18.
 
  • Dataloft Rental Market Analytics (DRMA) reveals that, across the country, 9.6% of students starting tenancies in the last 12 months were international students, moving into privately rented homes from overseas.
 
  • In London, demand from international students is even higher with a fifth (20.6%) of students moving into privately rented homes coming from other overseas.