leon mepham

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Tuesday 8th September 2015


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leon mepham

11:56 AM, 29th February 2016
About 5 years ago

Purpose Build Student Accommodation VS HMOs - the future?

Hi Laurie,

Students are sociable in the habits, i know i was, and i think there will always be a place for the typical student house verses purpose built student apartments. Brighton has seen a lot of units being built in recent years but i don't think they will replace the demand for students to live in a shared house.

Many first years will tell you they get sick of halls at the end of their first year and are looking forward to living in one house with their selected best 3/4 mates. An HMO is a more sociable way of living and in my opinion there will always be a strong demand for slightly cheaper but still good quality housing of this type.

I'm a landlord and i'm not worried, we just need to ensure our properties are kept up to a good standard. For me, putting my self in a students shoes, I would much prefer to chose an HMO than to isolate myself in a purpose built, swanky, expensive apartment. Lets hope i'm right!

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leon mepham

11:42 AM, 17th September 2015
About 5 years ago

Which UK city is currently a gold mine for landlords letting to students?

I run a letting agency in Brighton and nearly all our our student landlords achieve rental yeilds of over 6%, some achieve over 12%. I'm quite supprised to see Brighton not feature in this top 5 with our two large universities. I'm not sure how sound Zoopla's data is here.... Read More