Student Accommodation Investment Guide
There has been a growing demand for high quality student accommodation in recent years. Students are no longer content living somewhere that lacks a touch of modern luxury, sparking a significant interest in affordable purpose built student accommodation.
Student Accommodation in Numbers
The UK has 131 universities.
Student numbers are at an all-time high. There are over 2.3 million students in the UK, and over 400,000 are internationals.
The average rent a PBSA provider can expect outside of London is £128 per person per week. The average amount from HMOs is also high at £92 pppw.
30% of students not living at home are in Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA), a 22% rise from figures reported five years ago.
Location is key. Student property in Liverpool’s L1 postcode has seen rental yields as high as 10%.
1-in-5 students start looking for next year’s accommodation 10 months in advance.