Homes4u, the Manchester lettings and management agency, has reported a high uptake of student rental properties for the new academic year, with only 22 properties unfilled out of 1,200 student homes on its books.
Carolyn Mellor, owner and managing director of Homes4u, said student lettings have come later than normal this year due to uncertainty over places as universities balance their books in the face of spending cuts.
Mellor added: "Despite all the doom and gloom we hear about dwindling funding and fewer university places, it seems that students are still coming to Manchester in droves.
"The homes4u team has been inundated with students, new and returning, looking for a place to call home during the academic year.
"We are really pleased with the response we have had to the properties advertised, and we are looking forward to filling the last remaining rentals over the next few days."
Homes4u has four branches in the city centre, Chorlton and Withington and employs 40 staff.