Should student flats be owned by the council?

At Brunswick House in Cambridge students can rent a large en-suite room, sharing a kitchen with five others, for £183 a week.

At Brunswick House in Cambridge students can rent a large en-suite room, sharing a kitchen with five others, for £183 a week.

With more than 200 rooms, and a ready supply of potential tenants, it's an investor's dream. But the students who live there don't pay their rent to a commercial investor.

In fact, it goes to Cambridgeshire County Council, which has just bought the building for £38m.

The council is upfront about why it's bought the building - it is "an investment...
source: BBC

2018-11-21 13:20
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