The UK student accommodation sector continues to impress property investment analysts and commentators. Good growth is expected over the medium term and the sector is gaining wide market acceptance. The introduction of higher university fees does not seem to have affected the market, with demand still out stripping supply (and likely to do so for the foreseeable future). Prices for individual units are around GBP50,000 and net rental yields are 5% plus. This makes the units appealing to smaller investors seeking security and attractive return.
We have just released our 2012 report on the sector and it makes interesting reading. If you are interested in researching this sector of the property investment market, please contact us to receive a copy of the report.