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Student halls can save money

Published: Tuesday, 28 August 2007   Category: Public sector

Student halls can be more cost effective than privately rented accommodation, estate agents have claimed.

According to Manchester Student Homes, money can be saved on both travel and utilities if university goers opt for traditional halls of residence.

Citing the hike in fuel prices as a major reason for the move back to halls, Cooper Healey, from Manchester Student Homes, said: "The rents are relatively competitive, when you think of the hike in fuel prices in recent years which obviously has to be reflected by the private halls when they are setting their rents."

She added: "They can work out to be good value for money when you think about the fact that they are quite centrally located so your travelling time and your commuting costs are cut down because they are often in walking distance of your campus area."

Meanwhile, a survey by the National Union of Students survey has shown that the average student rent has risen by 37 per cent since 2001.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18259625-ADNFCR

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