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Purpose Built Student Accommodation: how it works

How does Purpose Built Student Accommodation work
Sep 23, 2016

Since 2011, Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) has been recognised as the UK’s best-performing property sector for those looking to invest in accommodation and housing for students. This is down to a chronic undersupply of rooms coupled with positive rental growth every year for over a decade.

The UK student population has grown consistently over the past decade and a half, with record new registrations for the last three years. But, while the student population has grown extensively, university accommodation has not met the demand for student room rental.

Emerging Property’s PBSA portfolio extends all over the country, in cities that have been hand-picked due to their ideal balance between current PBSA undersupply and increasing long term demand for room rental and accommodation investment opportunities, while avoiding many of the risks of buy to let investment.


An effortless approach to high NET yields

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All student accommodation units are available for individual sale and investment; either as fully-operational assets or off-plan purchases. All developments benefit from full onsite 24/7 management, which helps to ensure the security of the students, and all maintenance, administration and letting services are included, making this an incredibly worthwhile property investment.

And, with an 8-10% NET income fixed for 10 years, Purpose Built Student Accommodation represents a high yielding and effortless property investment opportunity.

Record demand levels

The demand for renting top quality student accommodation has never been higher; the  UK student population is the largest its ever been (including 450,000 from overseas) and it’s still growing, which will create a further influx on demand for student accommodation and room rental.

Aligned interests

Universities are all in favour of brand new, high quality accommodation, which enables them to attract the very best students without any financial commitment on the university’s behalf.

Similarly, housing authorities are eager to satisfy the increasing demand for family housing and gratefully embrace PBSA’s contribution to solving local residential housing shortages.

The 10-year fixed income period makes the  investment developers responsible for long-term yield delivery. This ensures high end NHBC award-winning developments with excellent facilities designed to sustain high occupancy levels.

The property developers are also responsible for all property management. They install specialist teams on performance-based contracts that incentivise high occupancy and the sustained quality of facilities – ensuring resale appeal.

How student property investments work

Secure, automatic income

Every quarter, investors and buyers automatically receive their income straight into the bank account of their choice.

Buyer security extends to full leasehold ownership, while the long fixed income periods – transferable at resale – provide a range of attractive resale options.

To find out more about PBSA and how you will profit from such property investments, get in touch with us!

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