Cambridge landlords push up the rent

October 1, 1999

Cambridge University is set to become the most expensive university outside London with planned rent rises of up to 47 per cent within five years, the university's students union claims. A recent bursars' report recommended rents of around Pounds 70 a week, compared to the national average of Pounds 48.80, the union said. A union survey found that Cambridge's most recent rent rise was steeper than at 91 per cent of the other universities.

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