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Student accommodation

New buy-to-let student accommodation investment launched

Author: Gemma

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2014 marked the third consecutive year where investment in the development of new buy-to-let student accommodation in the UK exceeded £2 billion.

Landlords are increasingly turning to fully managed student property due to the stable nature of the sector. Despite the recession, student property continued to generate strong yields, with Knight Frank naming it as the best performing UK asset class every year since 2011.

With many students paying for rent in advance due to the structure of their student loan, many landlords are reaping the benefits of an asset class which typically has smaller void periods than more traditional buy-to-let opportunities.

And with Jones Lang LaSalle expecting investor demand to increase by 70% over the next 4 years, it looks like the asset class is here to stay.

New UK student property investment launched

Leading UK student property agent, Experience Invest, has launched a new, high-yielding opportunity for investors to enter the UK’s top performing asset class.

Spring Place is a purpose-built, buy-to-let student accommodation development which features comfortable en-suite and self-contained studio apartments which are tailored to the modern student market.

Investors will secure a 5 year rental assurance of 9% NET per annum and will receive interest paid on all deposited funds.

The en-suite rooms will be organized in clusters and will have access to a communal lounge and a fully equipped kitchen. The self-contained studio apartments will contain an en-suite and a modern kitchenette.

The building features large innovative communal living spaces which have been designed to encourage residents to interactive with each other. The features include cinema room, a gym, , adaptable meeting and study rooms, lounge, Internet, and gaming areas as well as communal outside leisure and recreational areas including basketball courts, ping pong tables.

For a hands-off investment, all rooms will be delivered fully furnished and ready to let.

Dale Anderson, Project Manager at Experience Invest commented, “After the sell-out success of phases 1 and 2, we are pleased to launch phase 3 to investors who have previously missed out on this high yielding opportunity. Phase 1 is fully operational and is paying investors returns and we are pleased to report that progress on site is going well on phase 2.

“Spring Place offers a low entry level investment into one of the UK’s leading property sectors and as units are fully managed, investors will be able to take a step back from their investment and receive passive returns which are assured for the first 5 years of the investment.”

There is a favourable payment plan spread across the duration of the construction phase. En-suite rooms start from £56,700 and studio apartments are available from £67,300.

Fully managed UK property investment

For a hands-off investment, Opto Living has been appointed as the sole management company of Spring Place. The Company is fully equipped to manage and market the investment to the student rental market.

Chris Downe, Property Manager at Opto Living commented, “We are confident that the rooms within Spring Place will be a desirable choice for students staying in Luton. The building’s modern features and its close proximity to the university campus and town centre will have a strong appeal.”

Click here for more information buy-to-let student accommodation at Spring Place or contact Experience Invest today on +44 (0)207 321 5858 or email enquiries@experienceinvest.com.

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