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COVID-19 Update: Rent Discount – 5th March 2021

Given continuing Covid-19 restrictions, Unite Students is announcing a further 3-week 50% rent discount for students who are not in their accommodation after March 8. This means that the discount will apply for up to ten weeks in total, up to 28 March, bringing our offer in line with the lifting of England’s ‘stay at home’ order on 29 March.

Supporting students at this difficult time is our priority, and this extension takes the total amount of rent support Unite Students has provided since March 2020 to more than £100 million – more than any other UK accommodation provider.

All eligible students who have already applied for the discount will automatically qualify for the additional three weeks, as long as they are up to date with their rent payments as of 30 April 2021. Those who have already applied will soon receive an email confirming their eligibility for the extension, if they don’t return to their accommodation on or after 8 March.

As of the week commencing 1 March, approximately 60% of students living with Unite Students are currently in residence. We have adapted our health and safety measures to ensure their safety and wellbeing, which you can read more about here.

Read more about our rent discount update here .