Student Property named the UK's Top Asset Class
- The Times
(PRWEB) April 15, 2012
London-based company, Experience International has exclusively secured a new development of student property for sale in Bournemouth. This is the UK’s first campus-based student accommodation investment which offers investors a 10% NET yield which is assured for 2 years.
Named as the UK’s top asset class by The Times due to its ability to deliver consistent returns, student property for sale has become a staple addition for investors searching for a stable income stream.
A new report released by market specialist, Knight Frank, has revealed that the sector has ‘outperformed every other commercial property class and delivered consistent returns throughout the economic downturn’, making the student accommodation sector a popular choice for investors.
Typically student property for sale has seldom been available to the individual investor as universities tend to purchase rooms before they are offered to the market and landlords retain units due to the sustained high yields.
Demand is always high for student property for sale as the underlying market fundamentals are positive, with supply restricted and strong demand underpinning rental growth.
Analysing the best cities for student property investment based on the supply and quality of the educational institution, Knight Frank ranked Bournemouth as the UK’s 15th most attractive area. The vast majority of locations listed in the report have a limited development pipeline, with little investment open to private investors.
The Guardian’s University 2012 Guide ranks Bournemouth University in the country’s top 50 further education institutions. An ideal location for those looking to buy student accommodation as an investment, the town has a student population in excess of 17,000 of which 1,500 are international students from over 130 countries.
What’s more, Richard Search, Residential Services Manager at Bournemouth University, stated that in 2011, 800 first year students missed out on halls spaces and 35% of those who did obtain a place, would like to remain in halls if they could.
Experience International has exclusively launched a new range of student property for sale. Situated in the heart of the town centre and on one of Bournemouth University’s campus, investors can purchase one or more student rooms which are leased back to a well-established management company.
This fully hands-off investment is the first campus-based development in the UK and will enable investors to secure yields much higher than traditional UK buy-to-let properties.
“Experience International is pleased to have exclusivity the UK’s first campus-based student property for sale,” Steven Worboys, MD of Experience International commented. “We have secured a 2 year 10% NET rental guarantee and interest will be paid on deposited funds throughout construction.”
Consisting of 99 fully-managed en-suite rooms, which are delivered fully furnished and finished to a high standard, the student property for sale is just 500 metres away from the beach and is perfectly positioned to service the high demand from the local student population.
Each en-suite room is available for £44,950 with a favourable payment plan spread across the duration of the construction phase. For added security an insurance bond is in place to protect client funds throughout the build.
With interest expected to be high and a limited number of units available, investors are encouraged to act now to secure units within the high-yielding development.
For more information about student accommodation investment, please contact Experience International on 0207 321 5858 or email enquiries(at)experience-international(dot)co(dot)uk.