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Anticipated Cut in Student Fees: Are Universities at Risk of Collapsing?

On Monday 18 February 2019 Sean Coughlan, BBC News Education & Family Correspondent reported on the growing expectation that university fees will be cut and on the possibility that some universities may go to the wall.

'Studentification': The Negative Impacts of Large Student Populations

Peter Beech, writing in the Guardian, Thursday 6 December 2018, reported on how people living in areas with high concentrations of students in university towns and cities from Bristol to Nottingham are asserting their right to get a good night's sleep.

The National HMO Lobby's Response to Coalition Government Plans to Amend HMO Planning Legislation

Read how the new coalition government is to amend the planning legislation on Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Landlords Exploit Loopholes

On Tuesday 23 October 2018 theGuardian and ITV News reported that convicted landlords who have been ruled unfit to rent out their properties are exploiting loopholes in the law intended to protect vulnerable tenants.

Local powers for councils to protect communities & improve private rented sector

Housing and Planning Minister John Healey today announced new local powers to control the spread of high concentrations of shared rented homes and to tackle pockets of unsafe and substandard accommodation run by bad landlords.