Student rented accommodation problems and implications
What is it about?
In the fragmented UK rentier economy, the Private Rented Sector has exploded but the quality of many of these dwellings, red tape, short-term tenancies and unscrupulous agents and landlords undermine the dignity of leasehold tenure and ultimately drive talent away reducing productivity, competitiveness community cohesion. Time for reform. Article investigates student accommodation problems, extent, causes and wider repercussions for talent, innovation and global competitiveness.
Why is it important?
For many landlords and agents, the UK private rented sector is lucrative yet it is widely perceived as dysfunctional by many student end-users and has adverse long-term national repercussions. Investment, reform and tighter oversight could address malaise and institutional complacency.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Simon Hugh Huston, Dr Arvydas Jadevicius, and Dr Negin Minaei
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