Cardens estate agents have received persistent criticism for poor management of their rented student properties, with several students coming forward with their accounts.
Timothy Chan evaluates student housing cooperatives and whether or not they are the answer to student housing issues.
Students speak out against “incredibly unfair” tenancy contracts Exeter students speak out after finding themselves unable to terminate tenancy agreements for private student lettings. Exeposé has spoken to 24 students about their experiences trying to cancel their tenancy agreements. Some came from circumstances with private landlords, while others’ properties were managed by letting agencies or […]
An Exeter-based letting agency has been directing its student clients to broadband deals that extend far beyond their tenancy. Star Student Lettings, part of Star Property Centre, near-exclusively arranges student tenancies of a 12-month period or less. Prior to the commencement of their contracts, all tenants received an email noting “IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR MOVE-IN”. […]
Is it really worth joining a well-known estate agent and paying their membership fee? Or do these big estate agents catering to students have too many houses to control? Are private landlords better? And why do they treat us like children? One student shared with us a collection of short tales about some bad experiences […]
Having recently endured the stress of securing a house for third year, I found myself reflecting on the different ways the deepening shortage of quality affordable housing is impacting upon the millennial generation. Studying at an elite university in one of the wealthiest parts of the country, it is all too easy to forget that […]
It’s everyone’s favourite time of year again. No, not Christmas, it’s time to frantically call every estate agent in town out of the fear of being homeless or being stuck in a damp hell-hole 40 minutes away from campus. Oh, the joy. Perhaps the most frustrating thing about house-hunting, aside from the paperwork, the fear […]
Physical, dynamic, perhaps even arresting. A sincere review for a theatrical performance, an equally apt description of our local pub, King Billy. Located on the corner of Longbrook Street, is the haunting pub where we lay our scene. the owner does not want me there, the locals do not want me there, I certainly do […]
Before I moved into my first student house, I was expecting the experience to mirror a less blow-dried episode of Friends. But what I got was a slice of Addams Family with a side of Bugs Life. My first house crawled with dirt- literally: bugs on the floor, bugs on mattresses, the stench of rot […]
Students queued from as early as 1am outside Cardens, the estate agents, so they could rent their preferred accommodation for next year. When Cardens opened for business at 9am on Monday (November 7) staff were greeted with a long queue of students. The students had queued for up to eight hours in the cold because […]