9 Aug

Student accommodation proves fruitful for investors

Student accommodation proves fruitful for investors

Investors looking to get involved with buy-to-let properties should consider the student housing market, according to commercial real estate advisor CB Richard Ellis.

Flats to rent in Brighton are proving massively in demand with students looking for accommodation, there are around five full-time students for every bed space available in the city.

The student housing sector is one of the few areas on the property market to remain strong; however it's not thought this rapid trajectory will continue indefinitely. While smart purchases can lead to strong profits, the impending university fees increase will mean students want more from their accommodation and will look to shop around more.

Alan Forsyth, director of property investment agency, Property Secrets, said: "Students have realised the appeals of modern, purpose-built accommodation available from the private sector and this in turn is pushing up demand.

"Consequently, buy-to-let investors will continue to look towards the private student housing market as a way of ensuring guaranteed returns as well as a diversification of their real estate portfolios."

It was announced earlier in the year that universities would be allowed to charge up to £9,000 per year in tuition fees.



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