19 Aug

Student sector offers good rental investment, research claims

Student sector offers good rental investment, research claims

New research on buy-to-let in university towns has been hailed as evidence that the student sector offers investors with particularly strong returns.

Organisers of next month's Property Investor Show have revealed figures showing that the highest yields for any university town are in Nottingham, where the average is 10.19 per cent, followed by Durham on 9.23 per cent.

Across the ten top university locations the average yield is 7.9 per cent, compared with 6.4 per cent across buy-to-let as a whole, the study indicated.

Commenting on the findings, managing director of the Property Investor Show Nick Clark declared: "This research shows rental yields are on the increase and buy-to-let investors have a great opportunity to capitalise on the increasing demand for student accommodation, whilst taking advantage of lower house prices."

Last week the Guardian reported that the average weekly student rent is £61.64, according to figures from Accommodationforstudents.com, a two per cent increase on last year.

This figure rises to £102 per week in London.

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