Category: UK Student Property

2021: A Digital Era for Real Estate

Real estate is a sector amongst many that has entered a new digital era – a trend accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a world where travel and face-to-face viewings weren’t possible, the real estate sector relied on technology like never before for day-to-day operations. Although some investors will make their final decision after viewing the property in person, advances in digital technology have made it easier to get a feel for a property virtually like never before – something especially useful for international investors. But it’s not just international...

Purpose-Built vs. Multiple Occupancy Student Housing

For centuries, the UK has remained an incredibly highly regarded education centre and is home to some of the best universities in the world. Driven by this demand, student property is an incredibly lucrative investment opportunity and has a proven track record of strength and resilience in times of wider economic uncertainty. Although some predicted that first-time students would defer their first year of university due to the pandemic, UK university admissions service UCAS reported a record number of applicants for a university place for 2020/2021. With universities transitioning to...

PBSA Outnumbers UK University-Provided Beds For First Time

However, levels of purpose-built student accommodation remain low in key UK university cities, increasing investment demand from global buyers. Summary: New figures reveal the number of private purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) bed spaces in the UK has overtaken the amount of university-provided accommodation for the first time It comes as record numbers of students applied to study at university in 2020/21, with a spike in international applicants – a key PBSA target demographic However, PBSA supply remains low in comparison to student numbers in key university cities, at a time...

Chinese Students Flying to UK on Chartered Planes

British universities are putting on private flights to help bring record numbers of Chinese students to the UK for the 2020/21 academic year. Summary: Chinese students are arriving in the UK on planes chartered by UK universities for the new academic year Figures show record numbers of students from China applying to study in Britain for 2020/21 It underlines the enduring appeal of a UK education despite coronavirus-related restrictions – and the importance of providing substantial levels of student accommodation in key cities   Across the UK and Northern Ireland,...

Best Places to Invest in UK Property 2020

Here's what to look out for when choosing the best location for UK property investment - including a look at three top-performing cities. It’s long been renowned as one of the world’s most trusted assets. And UK property investment has never been as important as it has in 2020. With its ability to deliver a regular income and long-term growth – even during times of wider uncertainty – it’s no surprise that it consistently remains one of the most in-demand global assets. So, as more people look to invest for...

Vita Student in 2020: How Our UK Property Brands Adapt

We look at some of the ways the team at our luxury purpose-built student property residences have made our buildings safe for tenants in 2020. A challenge unlike any other in modern times. The global pandemic has impacted on our daily lives in many ways, forcing us to adapt to new restrictions and safety measures. And that’s exactly what the residence teams at Vita Student have done in recent months. With over 20 developments across the UK – home to some 6,000 students – making developments safe places for all...

Demand for UK Student Property Rises for 2020/21

New figures reveal year-on-year growth in demand for UK student property ahead of the 20/21 academic year, as sector shows its resilience for investors. Summary: 25% more students searched online for student accommodation in the UK in June 2020 compared with the same month in 2019 The latest UCAS data also suggests a 9.6% uplift in applications from non-EU international students to UK universities for the next academic year Increasingly the preferred accommodation type across UK university cities, these figures should further underline the resilience of purpose-built student accommodation as...

Property Investment Glossary: All The Key Definitions

Select Property Group has compiled a UK property investment glossary, listing some of the most common property investment definitions to help new and returning UK property investors. Do you know your PBSA from your HMO? Unsure of what exactly stamp duty tax is? Whether you’re considering a UK property investment for the first time, or you just want to double-check your interpretation, we’ve put together a property investment glossary to help you buy with complete clarity. We hope you find it useful. And, if you’d like to talk to us...

UK Student Property: New Record For University Applications

Despite predictions to the contrary, UK universities have seen a record number of applications from new students to enrol on courses. Summary: A record 40.5% of all 18-year-olds in the UK have applied to study at university, as application numbers rose during lockdown The figures allay fears of a fall in the number of people enrolling on university courses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic With a high proportion of international students also intending to keep their offered places to study, the sentiment reinforces the resilience of purpose-built student...

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...
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