Now many people may think this is a major set back to investors investing in student accommodation, but in actual fact that could not be further from the truth.
What this actually means is that Universities have to concentrate their funding on their core facilities. For instance, up keep of their academic buildings is obviously very important, where as building accommodation for students is secondary.
You may argue that without the accommodation, attendances will drop. Actually this may not be the case.
What the university is hoping for is that third party developers will step in and build for them.
This has always been a much maligned area for Universities because they know that the more accommodation they own, the more revenue they will generate.
Problems arise when spending is cut, they can’t afford to develop so are almost completely reliant on commercial developers.
In short, third party commercial developers have the universities over the proverbial barrel!
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