28 Jul

Flats to rent in Headington, Oxford could prove popular with students

Flats to rent in Headington, Oxford could prove popular with students

Landlords could capitalise on demand for flats to rent in Headington, within walking distance of Oxford Brookes University, by investing in property.

The small Oxford suburb is also within close proximity to University of Oxford colleges, making it a great location for students attending either institution to live in.

Quality flats to rent close to university buildings, shops and amenities tend to be the most prominent of students concerns, according to HomesForStudents.co.uk director, Jonathan Moore.

However, he noted that landlords "cannot do too much research" before deciding to buy. "Decide how long you want your investment to be and look at each area carefully to check on the level of the demand," Mr Moore explained.

Headington is already a popular place for students, being home to three Oxford Brookes campus sites, featuring a newly developed library and teaching buildings.

Mr Moore explained that "there is no greater headache for a student landlord than an unoccupied property," so it is worth considering what incentives can be offered to students to make rental properties more attractive.

"It's crucial that landlords are clear about what is included in the rent of the property - making bills inclusive for example can save future difficulties and hassle," he added.

Landlords offering houses to rent in Oxford may also want to consider rental prices, with the city among the most expensive for students in the country alongside London and Cambridge.

However, demand for student accommodation is soaring in these regions, providing a great opportunity for shrewd investors.

Flats to rent could prove more popular among Oxford students, as students and parents attempt to balance rising tuition fees by finding cheaper ways of living.

"Savvy parents and students alike look to save money on costs and opt for more affordable flatshares," explained Mr Moore, which will make "competition for investment properties even greater".ADNFCR-1222-ID-800637301-ADNFCR

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