Councillors in Bath have voted to cap the number of so-called Houses of Multiple Occupation that are built in the city.
New applications to convert properties into HMOs - many of which house students - will be refused if more than 10% of homes in the local area are already converted.
One student we spoke to, Huw Williams, is a final year Chemical Engineering student at Bath University. Each year he's faced the struggle of trying to find a place to live in the densely packed student city.
But the cap was deemed a good idea by almost 300 people who responded to a public consultation, which has now been approved by the Council.
As of now, Bath and North East Somerset will introduce tighter regulations on houses that are being converted for student use.
That would mean banning 3 converted homes next to each other.
Councillor Bob Goodman says providing housing for students, is the universities responsibility.
The University of Bath said it increased its number of student beds by more than 700 in 2014.
Meanwhile, at Bath Spa - around 23 per cent of students live in purpose built university accommodation.
There are more than 23,000 people studying at Bath's universities.
With the cap now in place, there are even greater question marks over where to put them all.
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