Student Property Maintains Momentum After Record Year

2015 was a record-setting year for the UK's student property sector, with investors pouring more money into student accommodation than ever before. Now, a few months after the sector's strongest year yet came to an end, the latest industry analysis suggests that this popular and high-yielding property class still shows no signs of slowing. Last year, investors spent a total of £5.1 billion on student accommodation. This not only smashed previous records, but exceeded the previous year's total student investment volumes more than twice over. 2015 had seen £2.41 billion flow into the sector from investors – a figure which was well-received at the time but is less than half of what the sector went on to achieve in the following year. As a result of these high volumes, last year saw the once-niche student property sector account for a full 7.12% of all investment in UK commercial property. 2015...
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Student Property Hotspots of 2016

The market has proven itself to be of significant demand in the last five years, where does the market look to be heading in 2016? More than £6 billion was invested in student property in 2015 which demonstrates that over the last 3 years we are on somewhat of an upward curve. So much so, expectations for 2016 are set for student property to attract upwards of £8 billion in investment funds. The market grown from being a small sub sector to one of dominance with the market doubling in size from 2014 to 2015. It is estimated that upwards of 85% of second year undergraduates are now look for a quality purpose-built student property that meets their needs. Demand is also extremely high and this is quite possibly the main attraction for investors. CBRE statistics show that student property has occupancy rates of some 99%. With sky high occupancy...
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Glide Introduces Risk Free Bills Inclusive Package for Landlords

Student utilities and service provider removes potential of bills for excessive tenant usage Specialist student utilities and service provider, Glide, today launches Risk Free Bills Inclusive to provide greater peace of mind to landlords and letting agents of shared households throughout the UK. Inclusive rates have become increasingly popular among students over recent years; with almost three quarters (74%)1 saying that a rent package that includes utilities is an essential or important factor when choosing a property. In response, more and more landlords are offering inclusive rates, but in doing so they can run the risk of receiving a bill themselves at the end of the year for tenant excessive use. Bills for excessive use are rare due to the intuitive nature of the Glide payment plan, however, to avoid completely and give landlords greater peace of mind, Glide has introduced Risk Free Bills Inclusive. With this new package, Glide takes...
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Is Student Property Investment a Risky Option?

Student property has thoroughly shed its former status as a niche investment. In the early stages of this year total investment value in the sector is expected to hit the £2 billion mark, according to a recent Aspen Woolf report. Investors are being drawn into student property largely by high returns. Last year, returns averaged 13.7%, well ahead of the average buy-to-let property, so it is not hard to see the allure.
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Student Founded Firm Joins Britains Fastest- Growing Businesses

Sir Richard Branson of Virgin, the title sponsor for all 17 years, commented on this year’s results: “There has never been a better time to grow a business in the UK, as this year’s Fast Track 100 list proves. The pick-up in confidence and the speed at which technology is changing markets means there are plenty of opportunities for innovative businesses with entrepreneurial spirit and great ideas to thrive. The Fast Track 100 companies continue to exceed expectations – let’s hope they act as a spur to the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs.”
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New report finds that students make the best tenants

As a landlord or letting agent, there are many factors to consider when renting a property, including finding your ideal tenants. On first glance students may not be your first choice, but new findings by utilities and service provider for students, Glide, and Accommodation for Students, found that students are in fact the most desirable tenants.
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The Seven Massive Mistakes Costing Most People Thousands of Pounds in Lost Property Profits

This series of articles has been written by Nikki Pope, Property Investor, Lawyer, Educator. Nikki is running one of her fantastic seminars this Saturday in London.   How to Buy £1.5 Million Property for NO MONEY DOWN! Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM So you can hear right from the horses mouth!  Click here to register.  In the meantime enjoy the first of the seven massive mistakes.  Weve all heard about location, location, location when it comes to buying property but what about strategy, strategy, strategy? Property is an excellent way of generating real wealth - but it is a big slow boat and expensive to turn around. Get it right & the numbers are big. The prospects for property profits are excellent. Get it wrong and the numbers are big and in a stagnating or falling housing market it can be very difficult to move on from...
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Rental market set to become more tenant-friendly?

Success of Help to Buy could help to stabilise the highest rents. Landlord Assist says demand for the Government’s flagship Help to Buy Scheme coupled with an expected rise in interest rates could be the catalyst for the buy-to-let sector becoming more tenant-friendly. For the past few years the private rented sector has sustained a significant growth period caused by huge volumes of people opting to rent rather than buy because of difficulties in obtaining suitable finance for lenders.
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A Landlords Guide to Maximising Rental Income by Tara Meeks

Here are some ideas I have out together to help you maximise your property investment. Being a Landlord myself for the last 13 years, it now feels like quite a long road. When I first started property investment seemed like an easy vehicle to make money, this was of course due to the property market going up and up.
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Student landlords advised to take a broader view as tuition fees impact rental market

September 2012 marked the start of the first academic year where students could pay anything up to £9,000 per year on tuition fees. As we head towards the New Year, when students would typically start looking for their second year accommodation
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