Animals more desirable tenants than students, poll says


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Students are among the least desirable housing tenants in the country, according to a YouGov poll.

They came fourth in a survey asking people across the UK who they would least want to rent their property to, with 40 per cent saying they would not let to students.

Smokers were the least popular, with 64 per listing them as undesirable, followed by people claiming housing benefits, who were ruled out by 44 per cent of those asked.

Fewer potential landlords – 34 per cent – would be put off renting to people with pets than would think twice about letting students live in their houses.

Anyone who has moved out of halls only to be greeted with a warning about noise from their neighbour will know students have a reputation.

This is not helped by students’ own horror stories.

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