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Need a new property investment strategy? Try new-build student accommodation

Author: Gemma





A new report shows that there has been a trend in a buy-to-let investors opting for a new property investment strategy that entails investing in better quality opportunities, in a bid to maximise returns and to avoid taking on repair work.

In the past, investors would snap up ‘fixer uppers’ but it seems that there has been a new trend in investors purchasing premium properties that require no work, opting for opportunities which are delivered in a ready-to-move in condition.

Although new properties or refurbished properties tend to cost more, investors will typically benefit from higher yields as tenants are willing to pay a premium for better quality housing. According to the HSBC research, this property investment strategy allows landlords to attract yields 1% higher than non-renovated properties on average.

“Ready to move into properties are often the savvier choice for landlords looking to purchase additional buy-to-let properties. Not only does this avoid the need for lengthy and expensive renovations, it can also result in higher yields in most areas of the country,” said Peter Dockar, head of mortgages at HSBC commented.

New build student buy-to-let investment launched

If you are wondering how to invest your money, a new, off plan student property investment has been launched in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Keele House is an ideal UK buy-to-let investment which requires no renovation work as the development will be delivered in brand-new and ready to rent condition.

Student property is widely considered as the UK’s number one performing asset class, with developments in the right location able to produce returns higher than more traditional buy-to-lets.

Why invest in Keele House?

To answer to demand from students from Keele University and Staffordshire University, Keele House will be the area’s only new purpose-built student accommodation. Both universities are highly regarded for their academic excellence and have a combined student intake of over 30,000 students.

Located in the heart of Newcastle-under-Lyme’s town centre, Keele House is ideally positioned to cater for both higher education institutions.

How to invest your money…

Investors can secure a low entry level student room which will provide them with an assured 3 year return of 9% NET per annum.

For a hassle-free investment each studio apartment is delivered in a new, modern condition and is presented fully furnished. The development, in its entirety, will be managed by the UK’s largest independent student management company CRM Students.

If you would like to discuss property investment strategies or would like more information about how to invest your money, contact Experience Invest today on +44 (0)207 321 5858, email  or click here.

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