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KEYWORD "Student Accommodation" - 100 RESULTS
Build To Rent wants special treatment from next government

The British Property Federation wants the next government to give special assistance to Build To Rent developers to allow them to...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tomorrow’s Stamp Duty Change “a missed opportunity to reform renting”

A controversial stamp duty change - announced months ago but coming into effect tomorrow - has been described as a missed...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Calling Landlords - what do you think of student accommodation?

A survey by an organisation called the International Union of Property Owners is seeking UK private landlords’ views on student accommodation. A...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

University Challenge - students chose places based on rent costs

Availability in the private student halls sector is at a three-year high, according to new data from marketing and insights platform...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Political change may boost landlord investment, survey shows

More landlords predict Scotland will attract the most residential property investment outside of London and the South East in the next...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Is Co-Living The Next Big Thing In Private Renting?

Co-living developments are a type of purpose-built rental housing, under the same principle as Build To Rent (BTR) but offering smaller size...

30 March 2024

From: The Big Issues

Another council raising revenue through licensing scheme

Warwick council is the latest to launch an Additional Licensing Scheme - it came into force just before last weekend. The district...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

City Flats Are Back - landlords buy urban units as office working returns

UK landlords are doubling down on urban flats amidst a slow but definite return to conventional office working. Data from Shawbrook Bank...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Renters Reform Bill teach-in for landlords of students

As the Renters Reform Bill heads towards the House of Lords, a free webinar is targeting landlords operating in the student...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords upbeat about 2024 prospects despite huge challenges

Some 74 per cent of buy to let landlords are optimistic about the property market in the next 12 months, it’s...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords list student homes free on new portal (until they let)

A new rental website which claims to list “all available homes for young people in one place” has raised well over...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Student rental platform adds 45,000 properties before new term

Housr, a student living start-up, says it’s started its second year by adding 45,000 properties to its platform ahead of the...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Student lettings under pressure thanks to Renters Reform Bill

A rent guarantor service says the recent Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill has intensified scrutiny on the challenges faced...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Student rent rises should be capped, urges housing analyst

A housing analyst says student rent increases should be capped in the same way as social housing rents are. Rory Hughes, writing...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Major concession on Section 21 announced by government

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Some 700 HMOs will soon be subject to licensing regime

Warwick council is the latest to introduce an Additional Licensing Scheme for HMOs. The district wide scheme will start on January 18...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Supply Shortage Reinforces Need for Regulation Re-think

This is back-to-school season and for the majority of university students who choose to move away from their family home during...

07 October 2023

From: Rental Reform

New insurance product targets landlords letting to students

Insurance broker Gallagher is launching a policy for student accommodation providers with insurance cover against damage to their properties. Traditional landlord insurance...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill will hit student landlords hard - NRLA

With student accommodation in the headlines ahead of the stat of the new academic year, the National Residential Landlords Association is...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Which Student Areas Have The Biggest Shortage of Properties?

While there has been a shortage of all types of rental accommodation across the UK for several years now, the student...

26 August 2023

From: Agent Advice

Massive student rental accommodation shortfall this autumn

Authoritative new research suggests that there’s been a 91,000 rise in student numbers to 2.3m - yet in major student cities...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Crunch meeting tomorrow to decide on HMO licensing scheme

Councillors in Warwick look set to decide tomorrow whether to implement an additional licensing scheme for some HMOs.  Following a public consultation...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Minister’s letter branded “rubbish” by angry landlord

An angry reader has contacted Landlord Today with a letter from housing minister Rachel Maclean - which the recipient has branded...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Another PropTech integration pledges to disrupt rental market

Another PropTech innovation claims it will disrupt part of the rental market - this time, the student accommodation sector. Housemates Connect API...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Government U-turn likely on fixed term tenancies for students

Propertymark says it’s spotted what may be the first sign of a U-turn on one aspect of the controversial Renters Reform...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

HMOs to require planning consent across parts of busy city

A consultation has been launched on changes to planning policy for HMOs in Exeter. The city council has a restriction in place...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Will Renters Reform Bill Disrupt the Student Accommodation Market?

2023 could be a landmark year for the private rented sector if Michael Gove succeeds in his pursuit of reforming the...

13 May 2023

From: Rental Reform

Private rent rises capped at 3% for existing tenants in Scotland

Politicians in the Scottish Parliament have backed a controversial cap which means rent rises for private tenants mid-tenancy cannot exceed 3.0...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrap Open-Ended Tenancies - landlords lobby government

Proposed government reforms of the private rented sector threaten to make it harder for students to enter higher education, according to...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Shortages Could Make 2023 Difficult For Students

Student lets have come under the spotlight as a result of a slowdown in the building of new university student accommodation...

11 March 2023

From: Agent Advice

Rental Reform threatens access to higher education - claim

Government plans to reform the private rented sector risk making it more difficult for students to enter higher education. That’s the warning...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let opportunities as purpose-builds near sell-out

As much as 75 per cent of purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) for the next educational year has already been taken...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Victory - rent rises allowed after politicians’ U-turn

Ruling politicians in Scotland have agreed that from April private rents can rise by 3.0 per cent in a 12 month period...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Signs that Scottish private rent freeze could become permanent

There are early signs that the controversial private rental sector rent freeze in Scotland could be made permanent. The freeze, along with...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Chaos! Open-ended tenancies to create havoc in 2023 - claim

Students face chaos as government plans to reform the rental market threaten to cause widespread uncertainty as to whether housing will...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Renewables Are Set To Take Off in the HMO Sector

While many eyes have been focused on COP27 in recent weeks, a massive sea change in sentiment and investment towards climate...

03 December 2022

From: The Big Issues

Ex-agent slams landlords for complacency over health and safety

A former lettings agent who has become a sharp critic of landlords has made another attack - this time suggesting that...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Student Accommodation demand soars as HMO supply drops away

Student property enquiries in the run-up to the letting season for the 2023/24 academic year are significantly up on a year...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Is Build To Rent ripping off student tenants?

The Competition and Markets Authority has raised concern about a Build To Rent deal which it believes could result in reduced...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of Living Crisis - why landlords need help

To put it mildly, landlords are very rarely subject to an outpouring of sympathy from the general public. When the economy...

12 November 2022

From: The Big Issues

Ex-agent slams “rip off renting” and says student tenants are suffering

A former lettings agent who’s turned poacher is now claiming students are faced with what he calls “rip-off renting”. Ajay Jagota, who...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Caps and Cash Help - what students want from government

The country’s main student body is calling on the government to implement a cap on student rents. The National Union of Students...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour, Greens and Nationalists rubber-stamp rent freeze

A combination of Labour, the Green Party and the Scottish Nationalists have pushed through a rent freeze proposal. The Cost of Living...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Shocking £84k Rent Repayment Order imposed on HMO landlord

A tribunal has ordered a student accommodation management company to refund more than £84,000 in rent after it ran an unlicensed...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Want good student rental yields? Pick towns with just one university…

Paragon Bank has revealed the locations where landlords letting to students can achieve the strongest yields - and they are typically...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Lets to prosper as student accommodation shortfall worsens

Rising numbers of young people going to university and a relatively low supply of new student housing means that by 2025...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What Landlords Need to Know about Student HMOs

The new academic year is just around the corner, so many landlords will be thinking about student housing sector to diversify...

20 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Warning to tenants - don’t be tempted by Don’t Pay UK

A warning has been issued that anyone wanting a mortgage in future may put their credit rating at risk if they...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill not law until late 2023 or beyond

There is still time for landlords to influence the specific provisions of the Renters Reform Bill according to one of the...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants in London co-living niche are getting older - new research

Renters opting for a shared property under the co-living model are older than ever before, according to new data from a...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Why you should consider letting your home internet-ready

A good broadband connection is one of the main amenities tenants expect from a rental property and something you, as a...

19 July 2022

From: Property Investment & Strategy

Periodic Tenancies - the danger to the lettings sector

As part of The Renters’ Reform White Paper, the UK government proposed that all tenants be moved onto a single system...

16 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

White Paper - government should beware unintended consequences

Unintended consequences. Let’s face it, they happen across lots of different areas of our lives. We start out with the best...

16 July 2022

From: Rental Reform

Stop knocking landlords!  Trade body’s key message to government

The National Residential Landlords Association has identified five key areas for its campaigning in the short term, as the Conservatives elect...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Most profitable student accommodation investments revealed

A new study has compiled a league table of the best cities in the UK for investment in student accommodation. CIA Landlord...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech boost for landlords using TDS deposit system

The Tenancy Deposit Service API has now integrated with Yaris, a cloud-based property management software provider. The integration allows landlords, agents and operators...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

All-Inclusive Rents: a blessing or a curse?

All-inclusive rents have exploded in popularity in the student rental sector over the past few years, but the rampant surge in...

19 March 2022

From: Rental Reform

Seven per cent yield predicted from latest student development

Student accommodation specialist Unite Students has acquired a site for a 270-bed scheme in one of the country’s biggest academic centres,...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC to clamp down on landlords in 2022, warns accountancy firm

A leading accountancy firm says the relative good health of the rental market and house price appreciation will trigger stricter enforcement...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

My service aims to fix ‘toxic’ rental market for young people

Every year there is an influx of students that hate renting, and I was one of them.  Students should be excited about...

11 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

High-end Build To Rent scheme for students unveiled by operator

A new large-scale Build To Rent landlord, which describes itself as providing “high-quality luxury student accommodation,” has revealed a second scheme...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

High-end Build To Rent scheme for students unveiled by operator

A new large-scale Build To Rent landlord, which describes itself as providing “high-quality luxury student accommodation,” has revealed a second scheme...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Room rental market sees demand soar and supply slump

Demand for rooms has rocketed in recent months, coinciding with a huge shortage in the number of rooms available in the...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord ordered to repay former tenants almost £47,000

A landlord has been fined £24,750 and told to repay his tenants almost £47,000 in rent. In December 2018, Preston council responded...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

The view from Build To Rent: We’re better placed to improve quality

The dynamic of the private rental market has been changing in recent years. There's been a decline in private landlords, yet almost...

09 October 2021

From: Industry Views

Student landlords slammed by PropTech boss for “unfit” homes

A PropTech supplier claims 83 per cent of students have lived in accommodation considered ‘unfit for habitation’ under the Homes Act...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Huge student flats project may stifle buy to let landlord returns

Investors considering letting properties to students in one of the country’s major university cities may have to think again. A huge scheme...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Student tenants complaining about quality of furniture

A survey suggests students do not feel the furniture provided within student accommodation reflects the price they pay to live there. Manor...

01 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent boost with huge scheme winning planning approval

The Build To Rent sector continues to grow, with the news that a 650-home scheme in the city of Bath has...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Early warning of student complaints about Covid-compliant lettings

A new survey has shown what may be an early warning of complaints over the Covid-compliance of purpose built student accommodation...

26 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Student rents set for boom during 2021-22 academic year

Rental yields on student lets are climbing steadily across England according to a new analysis by Goodlord.  In good news for landlords,...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Students rents are soaring according to bank study

Landlords with student tenants, as well as the growing number of institutional landlords of purpose built student accommodation, appear to be...

06 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Controversial Pay Per Viewing service open to some landlords

A controversial PropTech service that proposes agents charge prospective tenants £30 or more simply to view a property on the market,...

28 July 2021

From: Breaking News

New attack underway on rental and holiday homes

An estate agent in Scotland is warning that a new attack on the rental sector and holiday homes may be underway.  Jennifer...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Early signs of strong student rental demand for 2021-22

An online student accommodation platform has identified where demand from students is strongest as they prepare for the next academic year. UniHomes...

07 July 2021

From: Breaking News

New portal for landlords aims to make onboarding easier

UK rental guarantor service Housing Hand  has launched a new portal which it claims creates a “slicker onboarding experience” for landlords.  It...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Student yields stay strong despite pandemic - claim

Research by student accommodation platform UniHomes says rental demand on student properties has not suffered long term harm from the pandemic. It...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Licensing landlords would help students, insists charity and union

A Citizens Advice and Students Union study into student accommodation in its patch says there should be an additional licensing scheme...

01 June 2021

From: Breaking News

 Row blows up over rental perk for university Vice Chancellor

A row has blown up in Cheshire over a claim by a student tenant that she pays more rent than the college’s...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

£15m in government cash for students struggling to pay rent

The Department for Education has announced that its to make available an additional £15 million in hardship funding to support those students...

15 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Student rental blocks to have “multiple themed sky lounges”

A new purpose-built student accommodation complex in Swansea pledges to shake up the way students live in the city with, amongst...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New way for landlords to judge accommodation demand and supply

A lettings platform specialising in student accommodation has a new way to spot locations with excess supply. UniHomes says Southampton, Portsmouth and...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent discounts for students extended for another three weeks

The country’s largest landlord for students has extended its discounted rent scheme for another three weeks. Unite Group says its 50 per...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

David Hackett, Head of Business Development for The DPS

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m David Hackett, Head of Business Development for The DPS    What...

04 March 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Investment opportunity? Student demand growing as stock falls - claim

Demand for student accommodation is greater than ever, a specialist online platform suggests. This is despite high supply of new purpose built...

04 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Public funds to be used to help some students pay rent this year

Public funds are to be used to assist students in Northern Ireland cover rent this year as they cope with remote...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to switch to smart meters as tenants spend time at home

A leading utilities supplier to the rental sector says landlords should consider switching to smart meters, as tenants spend more time at...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord Dilemma: should I give discounts and refunds?

A landlord has opened up to a news website about the difficulties trying to accommodate student tenants during the lockdown.  Elizabeth Hunter is...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Break Clauses: Student lockdown unlikely to affect contracts, says trade body

The National Residential Landlords Association says the latest stays report on students under the Coronavirus lockdown is unlikely to have an...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Mould? Oh that’s the landlord’s responsibility, say most tenants

Two thirds of people who have experienced mould are tenants in private, social or student housing according to a new survey. Comparison...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Don’t write off student rental market, warns PropTech platform

Tenant software supplier Bunk says the media’s writing off of the student accommodation rental market is misplaced - and it claims...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landlords should consider Covid break clauses - PropTech chief

A student accommodation search platform says Coronavirus means landlords and academic authorities have to consider possible break clauses and premature tenancy ends...

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus set to hit income of large-scale student landlord

One of Britain’s biggest corporate student landlords is warning of reduced income in the year ahead thanks to Coronavirus. Unite has told shareholders...

09 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Can you still get possession? Top tips for landlords

As has been broadcast widely in the news the government has been going to extraordinary lengths to enforce their message that...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Strong, long-term fundamentals’ will underpin demand for student property

Student property will remain a very profitable asset class giving robust return despite the existing disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic,...

27 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Affordability is ‘the number one issue facing students’

Affordability is the most important issue facing students when renting, according to the latest UK student accommodation survey.  The study, undertaken by...

07 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Major shift in student accommodation sector as PBSA soars to ‘frothy heights’

The UK Purpose-Built Student Accommodation Sector (PBSA) has grown by a record 5.3% in 2019 which equates to more than 34,000...

01 November 2019

From: Breaking News

The rise of the HMO landlord

There is an increasing trend for landlords choosing to grow their residential property portfolios by taking on HMOs (House of Multiple...

01 October 2019

From: Breaking News

The hidden short-term letting hotspots in Liverpool and Manchester

Liverpool and Manchester are both recognised as great destinations for property investors. Property is (still) very affordable and both cities have...

03 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Deposit Cap Calculator to the rescue

Do you know how much your deposits should be? Since June 1 of this year, the government has capped deposits at...

15 August 2019

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