The viability and profitability of investing in student accommodation through the residential buy-to-let property market

Lott, Jonathan (2007) The viability and profitability of investing in student accommodation through the residential buy-to-let property market. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study looks at the viability and profitability of investing in student accommodation through the residential buy-to-let property market. The level of financial return from this type of investment is complex and driven by a variety of both internal and external factors, many of which are constantly changing and developing. Recent issues affecting this form of investment include changes in legislation, rapidly growing student numbers and a volatile property market. These factors amongst others blur the picture with regards to how the student accommodation market is changing from an investment point of view. In order to provide some clarity to the picture of this changing market and its returns, a mixture of primary and secondary research has been carried out. This includes researching previously published data on relating topics, property market analysis, and primary research surveys that attempt to gauge student and letting agent opinion on the subject. Analysis of the data collected as part of this research has shown how participation in higher education is expected to develop, and the effect of this for people investing in the market. The study also highlights the effects that legislation and other factors have had on the potential returns from this type of investment. Letting agent opinion has indicated how the market has changed and whether or not letting to students is favourable to letting to other tenants while student opinion offers some insight into the key demands of students seeking accommodation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/431

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