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A council is seeing red over a student letting house painted bright pink to promote a web site. Swansea City Council has told the owner to cover up the sponsor's name and logos – but has agreed the house can stay in the pink. The council was involved after a complaint was r

     
 
The cost of raising children and sending them to university is a staggering £210,000 – and is set to keep on rising. Increases in tuition fees for students have helped push the costs up by 4.5% this year, according to insurer LV=. The insurer started publishing the costs of

     
 
Students and landlords should watch out for bogus property listings online set up to con them out of fees and deposits. Crooks set up the dodgy web sites by copying property listings from bona fide letting agents – and then try and scam cash from landlords and students. Let

     
 
Money management experts are keen to help students with their finances while living away at university. Almost 450,000 students will receive the free money manual packed with information, tips and cash-saving strategies when they receive their statement of decision mailing fro

     
 
Students who want to stay on in their accommodation for the next academic year need to rebook early or run the risk of losing their homes. Universities are already pre-booking their own halls and private accommodation in anticipation of a rush of new students next year. The

     
 
Crime fighting campaigns run by students in Birmingham are so successful that a plans to heighten robbery awareness have been cancelled. On top of that, thefts and burglaries from student houses in the city's Selly Oak neighbourhood have dropped 70% to the lowest crime figures

     
 
HMO protest petition signed by 1,000 students Thousands of students are protesting against councils forcing them to move out of shared houses near universities to edge-of-town halls. Latest to come under attack is Nottingham City Council, where the student union is leading

     
 
Keep an eye on the agreement Let’s assume you are about to move into your first student accommodation. It may be the first time you have heard of a tenancy agreement let alone read one. There are a few important things to watch out for. You will discover different termi


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