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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:

Universities

The…

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

Since Student Number Controls were removed back in 2015, many universities have seen a huge surge of interest from students and now UK higher education is larger than ever, with around 1.84 million students currently studying at UK universities. According to the most recent Student Accommodation Report by Cushman and Wakefield, the number of students in the UK has increased by 2.6% in 2019 and the October deadline for UCAS applications suggested that there has been a 4% increase in…

UK universities are experiencing an increase in demand

According to new figures from Real Estate advisors, JLL, the UK student housing market is now valued at an estimated £5.2 billion and is expected to continue to grow at a very impressive rate.

Student property investment is constantly named as one of the most lucrative investment opportunities and JLL’s latest UK Living Capital Market report only solidifies this claim. Student housing is now the number one Living investment after a drastic increase in the volume of high-value deals…

UK Student Housing Market stands at £5.2 billion