The attitudes and objectives of students' landlords: a comparison of three university cities

Burton, Ashley (2010) The attitudes and objectives of students' landlords: a comparison of three university cities. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Student housing investments have thought to be a profitable and viable venture into the property market for many investors. The investigation set out to identify the attitudes and objectives of students’ landlords. Previously there has been very little research into this part of the market - reports had been published on student accommodation however this relates only to student halls of residence. This study looked into the housing decisions students have made after leaving halls of residence, for this reason primary and secondary research has been carried out. This included secondary data by previously published reports, websites and books on property investment along with interviews with student landlords. Three cities were investigated and no major material differences were found between the techniques and methods used by landlords in the different areas. However, it did show that established landlords had less risk of the investment failing due to their time in the market. The analysis of data has shown that larger portfolio landlords had much more successful portfolios compared to smaller portfolio landlords in general, mainly due to the fact they entered the market at an earlier period. One finding in particular that was surprising was the lack of research conducted by landlords before entering the market. The major reason they had benefitted in the investment was due to the rise in property prices and university numbers in the areas they invested in, rather than good investment decisions.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/868

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