Student property in the UK has seen significant investment over the last 10 years, with the marketing on these types of properties being incredibly exciting for many investors. With yield returns being promised often exceeding 8% it is no wonder so many of our clients inquire about our view on student accommodation as a viable investment option.
When I was younger studying to become a property professional at University, other than understanding the basis of valuations on a property, build structures and the like a major understanding was the economics behind markets.
A normal question a client would consider is why to use a ‘broker’ or sourcing agent rather than going direct to developer, after all surely the broker is making a commission that could go to you? Alternatively can you not just use a buy to let broker and then once you have the right property go direct at that stage?