Momentum builds for student rent discounts – another firm joins in

13 January 2021 | Renting

Momentum builds for student rent discounts - another firm joins in

A second student accommodation provider has announced a rent discount.

Student Roost has told its residents they can apply for a discount of up to six weeks’ rent if they are unable to travel back to their university or college because of lockdowns across the UK.

A spokesperson for the firm says: “We recognise that many of our residents are currently away from their university cities. They are following the advice from the four UK governments not to travel back to their university campuses yet, unless it’s essential.

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“All Student Roost residents who have been away from the property they live in prior to January 5 2021 and can’t travel back just yet to use their home with us can apply for this discount.

“Equally, all of our properties remain open. Many of our residents have stayed in our properties throughout the festive period. In our properties, our residents are able to continue their studies, whether they’re currently being delivered online or in-person.

“All Student Roost homes are designed for students to live with and make friends, build a community and have a safe and comfortable place to live and study. Throughout this pandemic we have also ensured continuity of vital services like super-fast broadband and parcel deliveries and introduced a dedicated Resident Support Service; providing a tailored service to anyone needing to isolate due to Coronavirus, or simply needing some individual support.”

Earlier this week Unite Students, one of the UK’s leading student accommodation providers, told its residents they would be able to apply for a discount of 50 per cent of their rent for a total of four weeks.

In addition they will be given a four-week complimentary extension of their tenancy agreement at the end of the academic year to extend their stay into the summer. 

The Unite rental discount and tenancy extension will be available to all students checked-in but not living in their accommodation between January 18 and February 14.

This post has originally been featured in Letting Agent Today.