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Market in focus: Liverpool

When investing in Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) there are generally two strategies. The first is to look for an individual development which appeals. Whether you are looking for the cheapest entry point, the development with the most appealing amenities, or you are looking for yield above all else, there will be a perfect PBSA development for you somewhere in the UK.

The second strategy is to look at the individual city markets, find a particularly healthy one, and then…

Market in focus: Liverpool

The Times Higher Education has released this year’s results for its student experience survey, highlighting what students value most when picking the institution where they will study for their degree.

The table shows which universities rank the highest for overall experience, taken from a long list of sub-categories which students have stated they value.

It’s important for investors in the Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector to understand what students value and…

What do students value when picking a university?

The rise of student accommodation as an investment class is almost old news by now. It is more accurate to talk of the sector as an established, mainstream option for investors looking to expand, diversify or streamline their portfolios.

The high level of steady demand we have been seeing in recent years has encouraged more developers to enter the sector and build a wide array of excellent investment opportunities. It can sometimes be difficult to pick out the best ones – to help…

Where should you invest this week?

Three quarters of graduates will never pay off their student loan

New research released by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has revealed that a majority of students will still be paying off their student debt well into their 50’s, whilst up to three quarters of all graduates will probably never pay off their debt.

Changes that were initially introduced by the coalition government back in 2012 were meant to help disadvantaged students access higher education and encourage…

This week in student property

It has been announced this week that there could be a shakeup in the way that university degrees are priced and charged. An already controversial subject is set to be discussed at length once more as the government appears to be under pressure to ensure that students are getting the best possible value from the degree courses.

In a public display of support for students Theresa May has been doing her utmost to ensure that tuition fees, accommodation and other pressing student concerns…

The degree pricing shake up