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Despite the initial fears that Brexit may have a negative impact on foreign investment it has been reported by the Telegraph this week that huge amounts of money have continued to flood into the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector.

The Telegraph was reporting on research released by Savills last week which has revealed that investment into PBSA is expected to increase by an astonishing 17% this year.

There has been a 5% decrease in applications to higher education…

Investment continues to flood into student accommodation

Last year, the result of the referendum on membership of the European Union sent shockwaves across the country with many domestic and international investors pondering the future of UK property and whether it will remain a safe investment. However, according to recent reports published by Savills, any fears over Brexit seem to have subsided in the student accommodation sector which has grown by 17% over the last year.

Market performance in 2016 was slightly below the more than £6bn…

Rapid growth in student accommodation investment this year

Research released this week suggests that there is large scope for building more student accommodation in the UK’s university towns. Increasing numbers of students are looking for Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) and there is a willingness to allow more new projects over the coming years.

The research released by JLL Real Estate took into consideration the supply and demand in a total of 79 university towns and cities, including London. They concluded that most are…

Large scope to build more student accommodation

Summer is fast approaching and many students are now planning on returning home with their belongings ready to look for next year’s accommodation or, failing that, seeing out their lease and getting summer jobs to top up their income in lieu of student loans.

As the trees blossom, the birds chirp and daffodils sway in full bloom, the approaching end of Spring isn’t just important for fashion houses launching their new ranges but also for student landlords weighing up their next…

Investment hotspots for the new student year