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Infographic: 5 key questions to ask before investing in student property

Infographic UK student property investment concerns
Apr 1, 2015

Key property investment questions

This infographic provides an overview of the 5 questions that investors need answered to ensure the quality of their chosen student property investment.

Mitigating risk in Purpose Built Student Accommodation

1. Is the property in a beneficial location?

With student property, there are a range of unique aspects to consider, from the size of student population through to the popularity of local universities.

2. What is the developer’s level of expertise’

Avoid inexperienced developers; try to use those with NHBC certification.

3. Who will manage the property?

Managing a block of multiple units requires niche expertise, so ensure that your management company is experienced in everything from marketing to maintenance.

4. How can I be assured of sustained demand?

Prior to investing, you should request details regarding the following drivers of sustained demand:

  • Proximity to campus
  • Current provision of accommodation
  • Quality of onsite facilities
  • Property management standards
  • Popularity of local universities

5. What exit strategy is in place?

A fixed exit doesn’t enable any flexibility and personal circumstances can change. Being able to exit at a time that suits you is highly beneficial and a key aspect of investor security, giving you the confidence that – should your circumstances change – you will be able to liquidate.

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