UK Student Accommodation Investment
There has always been a serious demand for student accommodation rental services and this why student property investment has continued to thrive over the last decade. It has proved to be an extremely beneficial form of investment, more so than the UK’s other property rental market. It has always been regarded as a safe and secure opportunity so it’s no surprise that we’ve seen such as dramatic increase in student accommodation investments.
The Times has stated that student accommodation in 2012 was the top asset class in the UK property market. There seems to be no slowing down in momentum for the industry and it seems that student accommodation investments will continue to be successful for many years to come. Student accommodation has proved to be a hugely successful option with high returns being offered on a regular basis and the rental yield seems to far exceed that of the typical values for residential buy to let properties.
One of the major benefits of having an investment in student accommodation is that you are guaranteed to have tenants on a regular basis thanks to the high demand for student accommodation as more and more students arrive to study in the UK. This consistent level of occupancy has resulted in student accommodation investments becoming an increasingly popular option for investors.
This year, student accommodation investment and transactions in the UK will exceed £3 billion which is double that of what was recorded in 2011, according to experts at Jones Lang LaSalle. From these statistics, it seems clear that student accommodation can only now be regarded as a mainstream investment rather than an alternative option to other forms of property investment. Frank Knight also reported that student accommodation “had outperformed every other commercial property class and delivered consistent returns throughout the economic downturn”.
More and more investors are becoming attracted to the prospect of investing in student property thanks to its association with high yields. The level of demand is increasing for this kind of investment as there are not as many student properties around at the moment as there are standard buy to let properties.
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