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Derby's Changing Student Accommodation Market

Derby's Changing Student Accommodation Market
Our Director, William Barron, recently attended the local meeting of the National Landlords Association. One of the speakers at the event was Rosanna Moore-Smith, Housing Manager at Derby University. She gave a very interesting talk on the student market, which is changing fast and private landlords must improve or they will die. Rosanna’s conclusion is that we are heading for interesting but difficult times, as some landlords appear as if they don’t want to improve their stock. Whichever way you look at it, it will involve more investment. 

Here are the key points of the talk:
 
  • The student accommodation market is changing fast and private landlords must improve or they will fail
  • There are so many three and four bedroom houses and they need to be within walking distance of the university
  • In 2014/15 the breakdown of students was Under 21 was 38%, 21 to 25 was 24%, 25 to 29 was 10% and 30 and over was 28%
  • Rosanna said that the university is unable to give the breakdown of students wanting accommodation nor what their estimates are for the future
  • Helped by institutional investors, who are building modern blocks in Derby, students want smaller houses closer to the University campuses.
 
Rosanna’s conclusion is that we are heading for interesting but difficult times as some landlords appear to not want to improve their stock. If you would like support with maximising your rental property in Derby, please get in touch.
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