Student accommodation in London is expensive even for British students

According to this Guardian report the accommodation fees in London are skyrocketing and it’s even expensive for the UK students.

More than 150 students in two halls of residence at University College London are currently on a rent strike, demanding a 40% cut in their weekly accommodation fees.

Last year a record 532,300 new students started at university and numbers are likely to keep rising after the cap on domestic and EU students at English universities was lifted last year.

Some of the accommodation now being built is a world away from Max Rayne House and traditional student halls. They include studio flats or en suite rooms with luxury showers, fast broadband, kitchens with stainless steel appliances and dishwashers, 24-hour security, on-site gyms and cinemas.

And they charge rents way out of the budget of most students.