A survey suggests students do not feel the furniture provided within student accommodation reflects the price they pay to live there.
Manor Interiors surveyed almost 1,000 UK students about their feelings towards their university digs when it came to the furniture within them.
The average cost of renting purpose-built student accommodation across the UK sites at £147 per week - that’s over £7,600 if you require accommodation for the full year.
The study found that 69% per cent of students don’t think the furniture provided within their student accommodation reflects the price they pay for the accommodation itself.
What’s more, one in three students admit that they’ve accidentally broken a piece of furniture within their student halls due to the poor quality of the furniture itself.
Manor Interiors chief executive Farhan Malik says: “The cost of renting can consume a considerable chunk of a student’s finances and it’s fair to say that furniture within student accommodation will be more rigorously put through its paces compared to a property rented by a professional or mature tenant.
“So it’s understandable that providers try to strike a balance between providing a cost-effective offering and one that adequately meets the needs of the modern student.
“However, all too often this can mean cutting corners on the quality of furniture and opting for cheaper, mass-produced products that soon suffer from the wear and tear of student life.”
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