Student housing: an analysis of the student & landlord’s perceptions towards property selection

Bias, Robert (2010) Student housing: an analysis of the student & landlord’s perceptions towards property selection. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The student private rental sector is a lucrative investment for landlords, and commands a notable proportion of the UK rental housing stock. The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the internal and external aspects of student property selection, and has been studied from a perspective which has received little acknowledgment: the views of the student, as opposed to the property itself. The primary research highlighted evidence which has yet to be established in literature, which bases the evidence on opinions from participants to provoke the statistical arguments that income & location are the main influences of property selection. Questionnaires and interviews were carried out with students in the University of Portsmouth, and landlords from the University to investigate their side of the arguments regarding student property. These had been done as an attempt to retrieve the necessary qualitative & quantitative data to meet the research objectives. The research has found that income has an insignificant effect on the selection of property for students at university; and in some cases participants prioritise non-essential expenditures over the payment of rent. The students perceive the properties to be a temporary means of accommodation as opposed to a home, and looking after it is largely driven by their contractual obligations of the tenancy, regardless of the level of interior quality and the cost of rent.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/859

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