From This is Money:
While student areas have always existed, the past decade has seen buy-to-let landlords turn student properties into big business and some stand accused of failing to take care of properties and neighbourhoods.
But the National Union of Students (NUS) and property groups have argued that students bring large sums of money into often previously rundown areas.
They say the Government’s proposals would hike rents and also hit young professionals and immigrant workers who tend to live in shared houses.
Some have been accused of seeking to profit from the rules with high charges on properties and applying it to two-storey properties shared by just three people.
Residents in some areas colonised by students complain that they become ghost towns during university holidays, that noise pollution is a problem and that houses and gardens are left messy by tenants and landlords….