The UK’s largest landlord body has sent letters to more than 20 university unions representing thousands of students in its drive to get students cut out of new renters’ rights.

In correspondence seen by openDemocracy, the NRLA – which is chaired by a student landlord – told one SU that the banning of fixed-term tenancies through the proposed Renters’ Reform Bill could cause “chaos” and damage students’ mental health.

Britain’s National Union of Students (NUS), which represents about 600 student unions across the UK, has condemned the National Residential Landlord Association (NRLA) for trying to create an “underclass of renters”.

“It is wrong that the NRLA is pushing for exemptions for students which would afford them fewer rights than other renters,” said Chloe Field, the NUS’s higher education chief.

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