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The recent governmental changes in regards to the amount that universities in the UK can charge annually for their courses, was initially predicted to have a negative impact on student applications. Yet in reality, the figures reported by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) for the 2012/2013 academic year (the first year in which the tuition fee rise of £9,000 came into effect) only show a 7.4% drop, something which universities are keen to highlight as an…

Student applications continue to rise, in spite of UK tuition fee increase

Consistently out-performing traditional investments in the commercial property sector throughout 2011, student accommodation is proving that it is still the leading asset class when it comes to lucrative rental yields for investors.

The continuing shortage of purpose-built student accommodation throughout the UK is driving developers to diversify their portfolios into this profitable market, through a combination of refurbishment projects and new-build developments.

Where to…

As UK residential property prices continue to drop, investors are advised to turn their attention to a buoyant student accommodation market, as an assured way to expand and diversify their portfolio.

With the deluge of changes over the past two years in the way that universities in the UK are allowed to run, investors could be forgiven for thinking that the student accommodation market was an unfamiliar investment. However, recently published reports on this sector have highlighted…

Healthy Future for UK Student Housing Sector!

The Hub, Student Accommodation, Sheffield

Manchester based property investment firm, Knight Knox, has revealed that their latest student accommodation project is firmly on its way to being fully reserved, only three short weeks after coming onto the market.

Knight Knox have been advising investors for some time now about the lucrative deals to be made in the student accommodation sector, and their latest project, St. Ann’s Lodge, is certainly exceeding all expectations.

Ideally located in the leafy suburb of Headingley,…

£2m Leeds development soars as 75% of its units are reserved in the first three weeks!

St. Ann's Lodge, Headingley, Leeds