Category: UK Student Property

Budget 2020 & UK Property: Stamp Duty & Interest Rates

After the UK Chancellor delivered his speech about his spending plans for the UK economy, we analyse the key things UK property investors need to know. The UK Treasury has just updated Parliament on the state of the UK’s economy and government spending plans for the next 12 months. But what do UK property investors need to know? You can read the Budget statement in full here. Below Select Property Group has highlighted the key announcements relating to stamp duty for non-resident buyers, in addition to details about the Bank...

UK Students Choose Established Brands for Their Property

New survey also reveals importance of accommodation with a sense of community, helping investors to choose properties that will command high tenant demand. Summary: 40% of new first-year students living in purpose-built student accommodation in the UK say brand recognition is a key influencer when deciding where to live New survey also reveals the importance students place on accommodation that work hard to foster a sense of community Recognising the key factors that UK students want from their accommodation should help investors to accurately choose the best projects and developers...

Vita Student in £600 Million Institutional Sale

The deal, struck with asset management fund DWS, underlines the strength of the UK’s leading PBSA brand, and is also a huge vote of confidence in the UK’s student property sector. Vita Group, Select Property Group’s sister company, has completed the sale of eight Vita Student residences to asset management fund DWS Group for £600 million. Totalling 3,198 purpose-built student apartments, the portfolio sale consists of developments in Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Birmingham and Newcastle. This deal for Vita Group will allow the company to further grow its student property...

UK Student Property: Visa Reforms Reversed for International Students

Overseas students are now permitted to remain in the UK for up to two years following the completion of their studies, with the new proposals praised for helping to support the development of the world’s brightest talent and the positive impact on the UK economy. Summary: The Home Office has reversed 2012 reforms to international student visa regulations, meaning graduates will now be able to remain in the UK for up to two years in order to find a job It’s a huge boost for Britain’s 450,000 international students, with...

Student Property Investment in Cardiff: Quality PBSA Needed Now

As new figures reveal the poor standard of student property currently available in Cardiff, should more high-quality purpose-built student accommodation be prioritised in a city with a rising number of international students? Summary: Electrical hazards and fire risks are among the many issues posed by student homes of multiple occupancy (HMOs) in Cardiff New figures from Cardiff Council highlight the poor quality of accommodation students in the city are currently forced to live in Purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) is the most demanded accommodation choice among UK students today – could...

Key UK Property Investment Sectors to Quadruple in Value

A new report estimates the purpose-built student accommodation, build-to-rent residential and retirement sectors will eventually reach a combined value of £880 billion, as private and institutional investors from around identify the huge opportunity in these assets. Summary: Three of the UK’s biggest purpose-built property sectors are forecast to rise in value by four times their current combined amount Purpose-built student accommodation, build-to-rent residential and retirement property sectors are receiving increasing levels of global investment, particularly from institutional buyers “The fundamental demographic and economic changes supporting these sectors are difficult for...

New Visa Proposal to Further Drive UK Student Property Demand?

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has backed calls to lift post-study work restrictions for international students in the UK, which would enable graduates to stay in Britain for up to 2-years post-graduation. Summary: Calls to help international students to stay in the UK for longer following their studies have been given the support of Home Secretary Sajid Javid Reforms in 2012 restricted post-study work visas to just four months, but Mr Javid said it makes “no sense to send some of the world’s brightest and most enterprising people straight home after...

Brexit Is Not Holding Back UK Student Property Growth, New Report Finds

Student accommodation in the UK remains positive – and the future outlook reveals optimism in spite of Brexit concerns. Summary: The value of the UK PBSA sector continues to grow with an estimated value of £53 billion by 2019 2018 was a strong year for the UK’s PBSA sector, with the cumulative value of investment totalling £4.5 billion A rise in applications for the 2019-2020 academic year contradicts challenges faced by Brexit and increases demand for PBSA   A new report from Knight Frank has found that demand for purpose-built...

More UK Student Property Investment Needed, New Report Finds

As new survey reveals the level of poor-quality accommodation many students in the UK must live in, does it further underline the need to provide the type of premium, purpose-built student property demanded in key UK university cities? Summary: Four in 10 students in the UK renting a property in the country’s private rented sector are living in a home described as “substandard” Problems with utilities and landlords unable to offer a premium service mean many students are forced to live in property considerably below their expectations With a 68%...

UK’s student property sector to hit £53 billion value in 2019

The country’s purpose-built student accommodation market continues to see a sustained demand from investors across the world, with 2019 forecast to be another huge year for investment. Summary: Knight Frank forecasts the UK’s purpose-built student accommodation sector to reach a total value of £53 billion (USD 68.2 billion) by the end of 2019 Large institutional investments from Singapore and the Far East dominated the market in 2018, with both private and commercial interest from key global territories likely to increase further over the next 12 months Student property has proven...
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