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Student housing in Perth

09 May 2016 by News Desk

A lack of student housing in Perth has forced students to look at suburbs further afield while landlords turn to students to fill empty houses and apartments.

Student housingStudent housing is in short supply in Perth, so like in many Western Australian university cities, Perth has seen a boom in construction of student housing.

Landlords, facing a record high rental vacancy rate, are turning to university students to fill their properties. And new investor-financed housing is being built developed to cater for students.

The suburb of Como, close to the universities of U.W.A., Murdoch and Curtin, is one of the most popular areas for many students to live and it has seen a recent rise in construction of dedicated student housing.

Meanwhile, the housing shortage means private landlords now offer a range of shared houses and apartments.

Students should expect to pay more for furnished properties and, unless money’s no object, to have to share accommodation with others.

Student Housing: Current Rents

Current rents range from $1,400 per week for a six-bed, four-bathroom house in the suburb of Bentley to $600 per week for a 4-bedroom shared house in Como.

Most-affordable option is dormitory-style accommodation, at around $150 per week, but you’ll have to share with someone else.

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