In the UK property market over the last 12 month Student accommodation has been the best-performing asset with average double-digit returns these have been driven by strong rental growth.
Over the last 10 years the student housing sector has grown to a market worth in the region of £103bn. This growth has been driven by a rise in the number of students enrolling on university courses, up from 100m in 2000 to over 150m last year.
According to the property index student housing funds have returned close to 12% since the start of the year this compares with an average return of only 1.3% across the rest of the property market and an average 6% for other investments.
Over the last year a number of large investment funds have bought into the sector as
they believe that the sector is not greatly affected by the present economic downturn and lenders are also turning to student accommodation as one of a handful of property types which they view as low risk: vacancy rates run at about 5%, less than one-third of the figure elsewhere in the property sector.
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The UK's Governments Housing Strategy released on Monday has sparked much controversy this week and it certainly seems to have united the private rented sector, social landlords, the pensions sector and the construction industry.
The prospects of allowing UK property values to fall further and the impact on housing development is horrific, if developers do not build due to the costs of building exceeding sale prices then supply of housing will diminish at a time when our population is rapidly increasing. The result will be pent up demand leading to yet another boom and bust scenario, something that no person in their right mind really wants. Such factors could also lead to an even greater bubble in rents being charged, thus resulting in further social and economic issues in the future.
Reducing supply of property in relation to demand may seem good for landlords in that rents will rise quickly and values will follow as soon as financing is more readily available, however, the cost to the infrastructure of the Country in terms of over-crowding in homes and homelessness could be catastrophic. What we need is balance between supply & demand, steady growth and confidence in the market.
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