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Fully managed vs self-managed student property investments

Author: Gemma





Over the last few years, student property has emerged as the UK’s no.1 performing asset class.

The high level of investment which has been pumped into the sector has helped nudge the asset class into the mainstream with Savills describing the sector as becoming ‘increasingly well-established in a variety of countries.’

The experts at Jones Lange LaSalle predict that before the end of the year, £5.7 billion worth of investment will be spent on the sector. This amount is almost equivalent to what has been invested in the last three years combined.

With a record level on investment pumped into the sector in 2015, more people are considering adding student property to their property portfolio.

In this infographic, Experience Invest looks at the pros and cons of managing a student property vs a fully managed opportunity.

HMO vs purpose-built developments

Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and purpose-built developments are the two main types of student property investments.

Rooms within purpose-built developments are typically managed by a specialist management company whereas individual landlords usually take on the management of HMOs.

Whether investing in a HMO or a purpose-build development, investors in student accommodation should ensure that their property is in a desirable location, with excellent transport links to both the university and the local town or city.

Students will want to do more than just sleep in their accommodation building, and community facilities could encourage them to move into a property. Offering extra room for activities is one reason why some investors prefer purpose-built developments which typically have more pull-factor for students.

If you are considering investing in a HMO, have a look at how much time you will save by investing in a fully managed opportunity within in purpose-built development.

Fully managed student property investment

Experience Invest is a leading UK property specialist that provides individual investors with fully managed property investments.

From sourcing the development to managing the property upon completion, investors can benefit from the company’s unrivalled knowledge of the UK’s student property market.

Watch this video testimonial from one of Experience Invest’s clients who has purchased units within a student property development in Liverpool.

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