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NO VACANCY: The Student finds that none of Edinburgh’s over 7,000 rooms in private halls are free

Research by The Student has found that as of Saturday afternoon, none of the more than 7,000 rooms in Edinburgh’s private student halls buildings were available. The next date for an open room heard by a reporter was the start of January, with one building’s waitlist standing at over 400 names long. Not all student […]

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Moving into rented accommodation is more stressful than it should be

Anyone who has moved out of university accommodation and into a private rented flat will recognise the overwhelming stress felt around March time. When everyone you know has somehow managed to not only find a flat they like, but have also secured it as their very own, either by partaking in an infamous sprint to […]

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Should letting agencies in Edinburgh be treating student tenants better?

“In our first flat, we didn’t have a dining table, so we were eating on the floor, sometimes seeing the odd mouse running past us”, Sam remembers. Their flatmate Alex adds that it was, however, the best flat they have lived in so far as students in Edinburgh. As February approaches, so does the serious […]

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How to avoid destroying your new flat dynamic

It’s the time of year again where Edinburgh regains what some regard to be the noisiest and most annoying proportion of the population. No, not the Fringe – I’m of course referring to the start of the university year. Whether you were lucky enough to have a flat over summer or you’re moving in in […]