The results from the Vent about your Rent survey are in. We’ve got lots of interesting information coming up on how to help you when it comes to Letting Agencies, but for now we thought we’d share with you just a few useful rent facts –

  • “Vent about your Rent fact #1: Out of all students who said they felt pressured into signing for a housing contract, 64% said that this pressure came from Letting Agencies. SUSU is going to speak with the ‘lowest rated’ landlords to get them to stop this pressure – we’ll let you know how the conversations go… regardless of what their response is.”
  • “Vent about your Rent fact #2: Out of all students who said they felt pressured into signing for a housing contract, 46% said that this pressure came from their friends. So friends, take a chill pill and stop pressuring. There is an abundance of housing in Southampton, so you don’t need to rush.”
  • “Vent about your Rent fact #3: Here is a list of the Top 10 Lowest Scoring Letting Agencies in Southampton… SUSU is going to ask each of them to sign up to pledges on how they can treat students better… we’ll let you know how it goes.”
  • “Vent about your Rent fact #4: Private landlords are on average charge less for rent than Letting Agents do. What would you do with an extra £6 each week?”
  • “Vent about your Rent fact #5: Only 28% of students paid deposit protection fee, but in the worst cases it was as high as £420 – make sure that you’re not caught out with fees like this.”
  • “Vent about your Rent fact #6: Letting Agents were scored lower than Private landlords both in terms of service provided and the quality of housing.”

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