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Rising student numbers in Liverpool leads to launch of new student property investment

Author: Gemma

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Due to a rising number of students applying for places at Liverpool universities, property experts have stressed the importance of the development of new, purpose-built student property to accommodate increasing enrolment numbers.

Both Liverpool Hope University and The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts saw an increase in students from the 2011-12 academic year to 2012-2013.

According to figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Liverpool Hope University saw an increase in the student population from 6,560 to 7,770 in the space of a year.

At The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts also accepted more students in 2012-2013 than the year previously, pushing the total up to 730.

These figures cover undergraduates, post-graduates and students from overseas.

It shows that the appetite for higher education is very strong in Liverpool, despite the rising course fees for institutions nationwide.

Student numbers could further increase by the time the next batch of student enrolment occurs, as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has revealed that application rates among 18-year-olds in England, Wales and Scotland have risen to new highs.

The student admission service said application rates for English 18-year-olds have increased by 1.4 percentage points to 35 per cent. This means that this category of young learners is four per cent more likely to apply for university than in any other previous cycle.

This presents an opportunity for investors to take advantage of the rising financial returns available in the student property market. While there is increasing student numbers in the UK, there is still not enough accommodation to meet demand.

With the government set to encourage more overseas students to learn in the UK, this is set to stretch supply even further.

This is why an investment in a purpose-built student accommodation, especially in Liverpool, is extremely worthwhile, as competition is now so fierce for beds. As a result of this, rooms will be filled up more quickly by students, ensuring top-level returns over the academic year.

Furthermore, a lack of supply is also a reason for increases in rental value, meaning you could benefit even more if this rising enrolment trend continues.

New student property investment in Liverpool

To answer to the high demand for purpose-built property, Experience Invest has launched new and exclusive student property development close to Liverpool’s city centre.

Artesian comprises 99 fully-managed, modern self-contained studios. Each self-contained studio apartment is available for £59,950 with a favourable payment plan spread across the duration of the construction phase.

With 5% interest paid on deposited funds, the investment is income generating from day 1 and upon completion will deliver 10% annual NET returns, assured for 3 years.

For more information about how to generate a passive income from this high yielding student investment, contact Experience Invest on +44 (0)207 321 5858, email enquiries@experienceinvest.com or visit experienceinvest.com.

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