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Liverpool Student Accommodation

January 11, 2010Article by Ray Withers

There has been quite a bit of positive press lately about the benefits of investment within the the student accommodation sector. The only problem is it has always been rather hard to obtain good quality stock. I am not referring to individual houses of which there are hundreds of available properties, but actual halls of residence. Traditionally, these are snapped up by institutional investors and funds and it is rare that we see this type of property become available.

However, Property Frontiers has managed to source an incredible opportunity to invest in such stock within Liverpool City Centre. Now, normally I don’t like to promote any of our investments on the blog, but sometimes they are too good not to mention.

For just £38,000 investors can purchase an invidual unit within a private halls of residence, giving a current net yield of 10.01%. The tenants are already in place and each tenancy agreement is taken for 51 weeks a year. Giving you continous year round returns. Since the building was refurbished 12 years ago, the management company had obtained 100% occupancy every year.

Finding ways to make money in a recession is difficult but if you have the cash available and can exercise your buying power, then student accommodation is one of the smartest asset classes available. Rents in this sector have increased by around 5% a year for the last 6 years compared to a 0.6% for commercial property. UCAS has reported a 12% increase in rental applications for the current academic year at October. Furthermore Liverpool experienced a 13% increase in rental growth from 2008/09 to 2009/10.

If you would like to discuss this investment opportunity with any of our consultants please call 01865 202 700 (quoting liverpool blog) or visit our website for further information.

Ok sales pitch over!

Many thanks as always for reading,

Christopher

Written by: Christopher Chadd

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Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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