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Student Property... Still holding strong!

25th June 2009

The student property market has still been relatively unfazed by this recession. The strong returns are still available and it is still a growing market. Student applications rose by 9% for the student year commencing September 2009.

Not only is the student buy to let market growing but did you know about the various grants available to bring your property up to HMO standards accepted by universities and authorities…Yes that’s right the landlord accreditation scheme means that if you buy a property that you intend to let as an HMO it may have to be up to a certain standard e.g. 3 double plug sockets in the living room and even bedrooms of a certain size. Some local authorities will pay half of your refurbishment costs up to the sum of £4,000!!! Not bad hey?

With the traditional buy to let market in dire straits why wouldn’t you look towards this bustling market, and place your property in an area that will always be in demand?

The landlord accreditation scheme:

The landlord accreditation scheme is free to join. It differs from area to area. But here are some advantages of our local Landlord Accreditation Scheme:

  • Access to funding to bring your property up to Accredited standard up to £4,000.
  • Full property listings on the university’s website and accommodation list.
  • Eligibility to join the “Head Leasing Scheme” (Full management service).
  • The status of being publicly identified as a good landlord, including formal certification.
  • Discounts on goods and services such as property insurance, Mortgages and Loans.

For more details on the landlord accreditation scheme in your chosen area or to use the Fresh Invest Property Sourcing service email us here


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