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​The last few weeks have been some of the strangest and most uncertain in recent times. Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has completely taken over the world. You can’t switch on the news or scroll through the internet without seeing people talk about the disease, it has changed life as we know it for so many for the immediate future. The UK is currently in lockdown, people are having to work from home or not work at all and all non-essential stores, pubs and restaurants have been forced to…

The benefits of investing in student accommodation despite COVID-19

It’s hard to put your finger on exactly when it was that boutique student accommodation, or Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) started to become the dominant force in this asset class, but we’re probably moving somewhere back about a decade.

It’s been probably five years now since it emerged from being something of a niche to full blown mainstream investment avenue, and that was triggered by a number of enormous international funds becoming involved and buying vast…

The Changing Face of The High Street

This year has had an unprecedented amount of uncertainty in such a short space of time – the country brought in the new year with the uncertainty of Brexit ahead and now, we are currently experiencing one of the biggest pandemics in our lifetime. Understandably, this is a very questionable time for investors and there are many questioning if they should be expanding their portfolio at all this year.

However, amidst all the uncertainty, it’s clear that Purpose Built Student…

Why student accommodation is still a good investment in the current climate

Market in Focus: Leeds

Leeds is one of the most exciting cities in the UK property market, in particular the purpose-built student accommodation sector. This vibrant, modern city is home to a large number of students thanks to its numerous universities. It also makes for an idyllic location for those looking to move out during their studies thanks to the rich industrial past and strong cultural scene. Here are just a few reasons why Leeds is so popular with both students and investors:

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Market in Focus: Leeds

Whilst university can be one of the most memorable and enjoyable times of life it can also be extremely stressful for young people.

For most it’s the first time they’ve ever lived away from home and initially can struggle with meeting brand new people, learning new skills like cooking and, ultimately, how to budget and manage their own money and bills.

With the cost of living for students increasing and bursaries and maintenance loans being cut, this task has become more crucial…

UK’s biggest student survey reveals financial behaviour