UK university students wasted £1bn in a year on empty accommodation


Average student has so far paid £1,621 in rent for unrefunded empty rooms, survey finds

University students have wasted nearly £1bn on empty rooms in flat shares and halls of residence that they have been unable to use because of coronavirus restrictions this academic year, according to a new estimate.

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The average student has so far paid £1,621 in rent for empty rooms for which they have not received a refund, according to an annual survey of 1,300 university students by money advice website Save the Student.

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