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PRESS ARTICLE: Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields – study

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This article, covering the topic of student property investment in Manchester and the North West, was originally published in Property Investor Today on 21st October 2020 We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6% in 2020. This is underpinned by further research by Howsy…

Main Sponsor of the National Landlord Investment Show

We are delighted to be both the main sponsor and keynote seminar speaker at the National Landlord Investment Show this week. Tune in on Thursday 8th October at midday to hear our CEO, Mish Liyanage give his 15 Top Tips on Being a Successful Student HMO Landlord. You can register here> https://www.landlordinvestmentshow.co.uk/midlands-north-online There is a…

BTL Landlords are Abandoning London for Better Returns in the North West

Increasing numbers of London-based landlords are abandoning investments in the capital and are instead looking to the north for better returns, according to recent research from Hampton’s International. The number of London landlords investing in the capital has fallen 31% since 2010, while London investors buying in the North and the Midlands has risen by…

Lease Options Explained

Lease option deals – also known as “rent to buy” or “lease with the option to buy” – are essentially agreements in which a tenant or investor leases a property from a seller with the option to purchase when the lease expires, or at any point within the duration of the contract. In this arrangement,…

In Profile: Mish Liyanage

Mish Liyanage has extensive property and financial management experience and is a successful landlord and investor. He founded Mistoria Investments and MCC Accountants back in 2009 and developed it into The Mistoria Group. Mistoria specialises in Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) mainly catering to the student and professional market and is currently the largest provider for student accommodation in Salford and…

Liverpool Tops Buy-To-Let Hotspots

Liverpool continues to top buy-to-let hotspots with yields in excess of 10%, according to research by TotallyMoney. Liverpool’s L1 city centre postcode tops the buy-to-let yield table with a potential 10% return on investment and a current asking price of around £90,000. This area includes the central retail area (including Liverpool One), the commercial district…

Could Covid-19 and New Government Reforms Spell the End of The Student Property Market?

BTL landlords specialising in student accommodation are facing huge challenges with increased Government legislation and the impact of Covid-19 on occupancy, according to the Mistoria Group, high yielding student buy-to-let investment specialists. Student landlords could see a huge drop in demand for accommodation when the next academic year starts, if universities continue with online-only teaching,…

Demand for Airbnb Nosedives During the UK Lockdown

During the lockdown, demand for Airbnb accommodation has nosedived, with figures* showing that rental listings have surged across UK cities, with London seeing an average 112% increase in available properties, compared with the same period last year. (*Source: OpenRent March 2020). One and two bedroomed properties witnessed the largest leap is listings, 132% and 105%…

PRESS ARTICLE: Surge in Student Property Investment in the UK

Recent research shows that investment in student property has surged in the UK and across Europe year-on-year, as investors increasingly shift towards alternative sectors that offer income stability even in an economic downturn. According to Savills’, exceptionally strong investment activity was recorded in the UK, up 84% year-on-year to £5.5bn (€6.2bn). Savills also forecasts that…