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Kensington London: Couple Lose Court Battle Over Noise Disturbance

on Tuesday 2 July 2019 Tristan Kirk, Courts Correspondent of the Evening Standard, reported on the outcome of a legal battle between neighbours. Last year a county court judge awarding £107,397 in damages ruled that the defendants should have fitted carpeting and soundproofing when they installed a wooden floor in their apartment in 2010.

'Save the Student' Website Survey Results: No Water & Rodents Among Student Housing Gripes

Kevin Peachey (Personal Finance Reporter, BBC News) on Wednesday 13 March 2019 reported on concerns raised by students in a recent survey by 'Save the Student': Included in the list of ten biggest concerns are the state of accommodation and noisy housemates.

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.

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.