Yorkshire is a diverse and vibrant county with a variety of locations perfect for property investment. Yorkshire consistently performs well in polls as being one of the best places to live in the UK, so considering a buy-to-let purchase in this region can yield significant returns for those looking to extend their property portfolio.
Few places in the UK are as scenic or as steeped in history as Shropshire and, the great news is that it’s also one of the most competitive areas for renters looking to get more for their hard earned money.
There are four main accommodation options for students. If you’re looking for more information on living at home, opting for university owned or private halls for first years, or want to know more about the private rental sector like one-bed flats, and shared houses then you’re in the right place. If you’re not sure where to start, take a look at our guide to your options. Click here and let us help you to make the right choice.
Although letting to students used to be considered the bottom of the buy to let market, it’s a very different proposition today. That’s because three key shifts have taken place in the market over the last decade: increased health and safety legislation for all rented properties, the expectation of a better standard of living from this generation of students and the growth of institutional investment.
University is a lot of fun, but it also comes with new responsibilities. It may be the first time you have had to rent accommodation for yourself, and there’s a lot to learn quickly. Here’s a guide to the main factors you will need to consider when renting accommodation.
Moving away from home can be truly liberating, or it can be scary depending on whether you’ve been champing at the bit to escape for years, or whether you’re really a bit of a home-bird.
Research by Nationwide Building Society shows half of students in the UK lose their rental deposits, with an average of £150 being lost in this way. Eight in ten of the 1,000 students surveyed by Nationwide also believed their deposit was held unfairly by their landlord.1
The long summer break is finally here - great for students but, not such welcome news for landlords who have yet to fill their student lets for the new semester.
With purpose built student accommodation springing up across the country - some of which includes extras such as on-site tutors and recreation areas - the student letting industry is becoming more and more competitive. We’ve put together our top tips for filling your rooms before next year’s students have finished filling out their timetables.
With snow and ice covering the country for most of March, it seems like it has been a long time coming but, the much-awaited Easter break is finally upon us.
There’s nothing quite like finishing work on Maundy Thursday with a whole four day weekend stretching out before you. For many, the first bank holiday of the year means a much-needed getaway and, for others, a simple relaxing break at home and a few beers in the sunshine, with the luxury of a Monday morning lie-in.
The UK’s rental market is an interesting topic to discuss and asset to invest in. Right now, it seems that the Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) rental market is all but immune to Brexit worries and is also outstripping its mainland European neighbours, by far.
If you’re eagerly awaiting those exam results and are getting ready to make the transition into university life, picking out your new student digs is the next thing to start planning. In most instances, universities will have an allocation of student accommodation for first-year students; however, there may be times where this is not provided. Similarly, if you are hunting for a place to rent throughout your student years, it’s the perfect time to start planning what you need out of your new home.
As the lockdown continues to keep us safe, let's look back at some highlights of last month's blogs.
Renting as a student can be a daunting experience if you don’t know how the accommodation system works, or are unsure whether you should start looking for the best place to live now.
In recent years, student property in the UK has been lacking - with the supply of good quality student homes particularly limited. More recently, however, Universities have received higher student fees. But, most of the funding has been used to improve the courses, teaching and facilities on offer rather than to improve and increase student accommodation.
For any student moving out of their family home, choosing their next place to live is a big deal. There are so many options being advertised to them that sometimes it can be hard to narrow down what the best choice would be. In the end it will usually come down to either moving into the University owned accommodation nicknamed ‘Halls’ or a shared HMO property marketed as a Student House. Both have their pros and cons depending on a person's individual wants and needs but here are a few to think about.
The Garden of the West Midlands, Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, an area of heritage, cool attractions and outstanding natural beauty. Known for shoe making until the early 2000s, Stafford celebrated its 1,100 year anniversary in 2013 with a number of history-based exhibitions and a two volume book, “A Complete History Of Stafford” by local historian, Nick Thomas, and writer Roger Butters
In the heart of the Essex countryside, Chelmsford is the UK newest city - and most definitely one to watch!
One of the first significant settlements in Roman Britain, Colchester is minutes away from the coast, a stone’s throw from the picturesque villages of East Anglia and, only an hour and seven minutes by train from London.
The best of all worlds, Colchester is a large town in Essex and the second largest borough in the whole of the East of England.
Known as the gateway to Lincolnshire, the previously little known town of Grantham in South Kesteven is starting to make a name for itself as one of the top commuter belt towns in the country. High speed rail services and the nearby A1 mean that Grantham is just over an hour from London by train and less than three hours by car, making it perfect for commuters to London and Lincoln. Although Grantham straddles the major London to Edinburgh Virgin Trains line, the main train service provider is Virgin East Coast.
The oldest Anglo Saxon town in England, Ipswich’s quaint streets are steeped in its proud history, which includes legendary figures such as Charles Dickens and Cardinal Wolsey.