I totally agree, student accommodation in the UK has improved dramatically over the last 20 or 30 years. Gone are the basic student accommodation options of years gone by in favour of multiple occupancy buildings with an array of shared facilities.
The UK student property market has been extremely strong in recent times. When you bear in mind the extra capital pouring into the further education system it is difficult to see anything but further growth in demand in the longer term.
There is always pressure for the government to invest more and more in education so I think student accommodation will be a great investment for many years to come. Also, the more people in further education the fewer people on the unemployed list - these politicians can be a little sneaky
The UK has a large number of high quality universities and other types of further education. These attract students from other parts of the UK as well as overseas. If you pick the right city, the right area and the right type of property, you can create significant long-term cash flow.
The uk's student property has increased significantly, there are always going to be universities therefore students will always need accommodation. In my opinion its a good idea to invest as it will always be in demand and will always make a profit
Over the past three years, the number of investors in student housing has increased 2.5 times. Tranio.com highlights the largest market in the United States. The monthly cost of renting student housing in US ranges from $200 to 2.2 thousand. The rental yield that an investor can expect is an average of 5.9%.
Considering the current economically & pollical situation in the country, I think that Student Accommodation is a great investment opportunity. Once Bexit goes ahead, we expect the Sterling to see a slight dip in value which means that it would be cheaper for foreign student to study in England.
Also, Brexit is all Doom and Gloom and the country goes into a recession or has a mini financial crisis, more people are inclined to go to university and study for longer to ride the storm than enter the workplace.
With a weakening sterling, we will also see an increase of international investors looking to invest in the UK. With Buy to Let being clamped down by the government and additional stamp duties being charged to international investors, people are looking for alternative options.
Property Investment through crowdfunding is providing a solution for both local and international investors. Now anyone can invest in student accommodation and they don't need huge amounts of cash.
Spreading your risk across multiple assets is a good way to diversify your risk and your portfolio. This is what a lot of HNW investors do to diversify. However, if you are just starting out or trying to build a portfolio, you don't necessarily have large sums of money to diversify your portfolio and all you are looking for is yield.
This is why crowdfunding is helping investors spread their risk and diversify their portfolios with relatively small amounts of money. At this stage the secondary market is limited so liquidity can be a challenge. However, with our model, your money is invested or a relatively short period of time - 6 months to 3 years max.