By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.
Graham Awards


Rent discounts for students extended for another three weeks

The country’s largest landlord for students has extended its discounted rent scheme for another three weeks.

Unite Group says its 50 per cent discount will eventually have run for a total of 10 weeks, up until the end of the government’s 'stay at home’ guidance on 29 March. There will also be a four week complimentary tenancy extension.

Overall, Unite says it will take a £10m hit on income because of the overall discount period, but it adds that it’s collected 95 per cent of rent due to date for the 2020/21 academic year.

Chief executive Richard Smith comments: "All our properties continue to remain open, as they have throughout the pandemic. Like any private landlord, we do not normally provide refunds for time students choose to spend away from a property during a tenancy.

"However, we acknowledge that students have faced challenges this year and that's why we have supported them consistently through the pandemic. We remain committed to ensuring that students can continue to experience the real life-long benefits of university life."

Want to comment on this story? If so...if any post is considered to victimise, harass, degrade or intimidate an individual or group of individuals on any basis, then the post may be deleted and the individual immediately banned from posting in future.


Please login to comment

MovePal MovePal MovePal
sign up