Every generation differs and millennials are certainly not an exception to the rule. As societies morph and develop, generations must adapt to meet those developing demands. Millennials have had to adapt to a very different housing market to when their parents were buying their first house. Let’s look into some factors that are affecting these trends:
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.
If we thought that Coronavirus was going to be all wrapped up soon, we couldn’t have been more wrong! This month has been a complete lockdown period across the country. However, there was still some property news to report across the month:
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.
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.
There is good reason to try and get your tenants to appoint a Rent Guarantor.
And that is to make sure you get paid your rent, even if the tenant defaults and wont/cannot pay. It’s a way of guaranteeing your rental income, and that’s good news.
As our government continues to wobble along a tightrope between keeping a lid on the virus and trying to let everyday life continue in some form, sending students back to university was always going to be a big gamble.
Here's an insight for what July had in-store for us.
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.
While numbers of part time students are on the decline, there are a million reasons for studying on a part-time basis. With tuition fees, caring responsibilities, employment and a whole host of other factors, studying for a degree over a longer period can make real sense, especially if you’re trying to juggle studying with employment. We’ve got some great advice on UCAS, fees, duration, and housing to get you started on the road to your degree.
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.
According to statistics from 2018-19 there were 2.38 million students studying in the UK with the numbers set to rise over the coming years. This means that a Landlord is faced with a very popular market when weighing up the pros and cons as to whether or not they should rent their property to students.
Depending on a students circumstances, & their course, there are many ways to help fund the cost of university education. There are different avenues for first time students & different routes again for adult students, post-grads, under-grads, those with dependent children, students with disabilities...
The MOST important thing to consider.
Ask yourself: Have you paid all your rent?
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.
158 miles from London and just 35 miles South of Manchester, Crewe is perfectly placed for those who enjoy being close to a city with the added bonus of being on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District.
Increasingly popular, Leeds is a lively Yorkshire city with a buzzing nightlife and convenient transport links to Manchester, Newcastle and London. Leeds is also home to the well respected Leeds University.
It’s the time of year when many students up and down the land are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A level courses are coming to a close, the exam period is just about here, and 18 year old whippersnappers across the country are starting to realise that all the fun and freedom of university is just a few months away.
When it comes to letting your property out to students, there are two major aspects that immediately spring to mind. One is that the potential rental yield is good, due to the typical rent per room system. But, student properties are often subject to significant wear-and-tear, largely because your tenants tend to be young and require fully-furnished accommodation, which means there are more items for you to replace and update.