New research reveals best buy-to-let yields are found in university towns

University towns and buy-to-let essentially go hand-in-hand. Students need a place to live and the vast majority of them are “natural renters”. Even if they were in a financial position to buy a property (which a few of them are), they are at a stage in their lives when flexibility […]

The Rise of Student Accommodation

The demand for purpose built student accommodation (known as PBSA) is growing, so much so that the number of student bed spaces due to be built for the 2019/20 academic year is 25% higher than last year totalling 29,000 beds. Why the demand? Student numbers are rising, 561,420 people applied to start a course in […]

How to stay up to date with your student tenants

The days of binge drinking, untidy and care-free students are long gone. Modern day students have changed with the times and so it is important for landlords to keep up to date with their studying tenants. Broadband and utilities provider, Glide, has put together a handy guide based on research, […]

Is There More Demand For Purpose Built Student Accommodation?

Knowledge is power, and therefore the education sector will always boom. With education comes students, and they are all going to need somewhere to live. When students finally cut the apron strings and move away from home, they are often looking for a property that is safe, reliable and well […]

Essential Checklist for Student Accommodation Investments

When investing in property, it is essential that you know every last detail, so that you can be completely sure that the investment you are about to make will be worth your while. However, many of those that invest in property, and in particular the more inexperienced investors, are sometimes […]

What’s Stopping You from Investing in the Student Buy to Let Market?

Sometimes investors are reluctant to consider student accommodation over more traditional buy to let options. So, let’s address some of the key points Our friends at RWinvest specialise in student investments, and often find investors are reluctant to consider student accommodation over more traditional buy to lets. While traditional buy […]

Taxing Times? Investing In A Student House

Sarah Bradford examines whether investing in a property for a student son or daughter to live in whilst at university is worthy of consideration. Student accommodation is expensive, and your student offspring may pay between £150 and £225 a week, depending on where they study. Renting is, for the tenant […]

How can buy-to-let landlords get ahead in the student lettings market?

The student lettings market has proven to be a popular destination for investors keen to profit from the buy-to-let opportunities available across the country. House prices in university towns have increased by an average of 22% over the past three years, with over £6 billion worth of student housing changing […]

Why student rentals make an attractive investment

The student housing sector has become one of the UK’s top performing residential asset classes, with the rise in purpose-build accommodation transforming the state of this sector over the past four to five years. Long been considered a sub-sector of the “alternative” housing market, student accommodation has undergone significant generation, […]