With 160 universities, more than 700 higher education colleges and around 2.5m students, no one can deny that the UK’s student market offers substantial scope for property investors.
In just the first five months of 2015 some £4.2bn has been invested in purpose-built UK student housing according to Savills, a figure larger than in any previous full year. But as the market becomes increasingly sophisticated, so ever-higher levels of understanding of its drivers and how it varies significantly from location to location are required.
“Outside of London the market is driven primarily by the shortage…
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