Study the student living sector before investing: Experts – Eastern Eye

Higher education in the UK has expanded over the past 20-30 years. As recently as the early 1990s, a degree education was considered something for the select few, whereas now it is commonplace for parents to encourage their children to stay on in the sixth form and then go to a college or university (Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images).

By Howard Robin

BRITAIN’s university population has risen dramatically in recent years and, with it, the level of interest shown by investors in the student accommodation sector.

Many are attracted by promises of high yields and assured returns. However, the reality behind putting hard-earned cash into this sector is no different to any other. First, there is no such thing as a foolproof investment. Second, there are pluses and minuses to be weighed up and meticulous homework to be done before anyone starts snapping up student flats, houses or one

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