Students living at universities in London and Manchester face the worst crime rates – according to a survey of offences reported to police over the last year.
The figures were compiled by The Complete University Guide for the year to May 2012. They list 103 further learning institutions by numbers of burglary, robbery and violent crimes including sex crimes. Continue reading Is your shared student house in a uni crime hot spot?
Corporate investment in student letting was up 50% to £1.15 billion last year as rents and yields continue to go through the roof.
The flood of institutional money into student accommodation has continued in the first three months of 2012 with nearly £250 million invested, according to property consultants CBRE. Continue reading Corporates sink millions into student letting
Tips for letting to students
Buying a home for a son or daughter to live in while at university seems like a good plan for cash-strapped parents- but watch out for the tax traps.
HM Revenue and Customs is lying in wait for the unwary who fail to set up owning and renting the property in the most tax effective way. Continue reading How Parents Can Avoid Student Digs Tax Traps
Many of Britain’s leading university cities are running out of accommodation for students, according to a report by a leading property consultant.
Demand far outstrips supply in many cities, says CB Richard Ellis.
The report cites students are clamouring to study at popular universities and colleges – like the Russell Group Universities, in London, Edinburgh and Bath, but they have a lack of choice for halls – and this is likely to remain as older cities lack the space for expanding accommodation. Continue reading University cities are running out of student digs
Property investors looking for the best returns on their cash should look at the booming student letting sector.
Student numbers are increasing as universities and colleges in towns and cities all over the UK expand.
But while student populations are on the up, only one new bed space was created for every eight new students in 2009 – and the numbers are still outpacing accommodation. Continue reading Student boom fuels soaring house price growth. Student numbers are increasing as universities and colleges in towns and cities all over the UK expand. But while student populations are on the up, only one new bed space was created for every eight new students in 2009 – and the numbers are still outpacing accommodation