Video tours have become increasingly important when marketing a property
online. This is not just as a result of the restrictions imposed by Covid
19, but a longer term trend among a tech-savvy student audience.
Recent research from accommodationforstudents.com shows that price,
location and the availability of bills inclusive rents are the top three
factors students consider when making a decision to rent a property.
Recent research released by accommodationforstudents.com demonstrates that
students are overwhelmingly happy with their student accommodation. In
addition over 60% of students indicated that their accommodation was good
value for money.
Students have considered a broader range of accommodation choices as a
result of Coronavirus. In a recent survey undertaken by
www.accommodationforstudents.com 40% of respondents had considered living
in a houseshare rather than a hall. 22% a flat or apart
Currently the Higher Education sector is experiencing an unprecedented
level of disruption and as a result there is a significant amount of
uncertainty about what will be happening in the 2020/21 academic year.
The majority of letting agents and landlords responding to our recent poll
believe that allowing letting agents to re-open in England was a good idea. 80% of respondents agreed that the decision was the
correct one and just 4% f
Accommodation for students has conducted a survey of both students and
landlords to find out how Coronavirus has impacted on them. It is clear
that the current circumstances have had a dramatic impact on both students
and private landlords, with both sides
Student landlords are increasingly facing the prospect of a rent strike after hundreds of students joined forces in protest at student accommodation providers refusing to cancel rents for the summer term.
Student landlords who are facing long void periods since students were ordered home from universities and colleges, should reconfigure their student accommodation to suit mainstream tenants, one firm says.
A proposal to introduce rent controls in London will lead to landlords being 'forced out' of the private rental sector and the number of rental homes being available will be significantly reduced, the capital's
Government urged to give EU citizens proof of residence
A physical document that EU citizens could use post-Brexit to show they have the right to rent a home would be a 'pragmatic and common sense way' to deal with the problem, the Residential Landlords Associa
One firm that helps landlords deal with the eviction process through the courts says these cases are now taking longer than they have ever done thanks to administrative errors and frustrating court delays.
Ever since the autumn statement in 2016, the potential impact of the tenant
fee ban has received widespread coverage. While many tenants were positive
about the changes it did present the prospect of a major change for the
Over the last 20 years, AFS has been the home of student accommodation.
Throughout this period we have always offered the full range of student
accommodation and featured over 200,000 student houses on the site in every
University City in the UK.
There has been a big rise in company landlord numbers which have reached their highest level since 2011, according to research.
Real estate firm Hamptons International says that 12% of rental homes in the first half of this year were let by a company landlord.
That's up from
Plans to introduce rent controls in London along with a bid to reform the capital's lettings sector have been criticised by leading organisations.
The Residential Landlords' Association (RLA) says that London Mayor Sadiq Khan's plans for powers to reduce rents and carry out a t
Research has revealed that areas with high crime rates tend to deliver higher rental yields for landlords.
The findings from a national lettings platform looked at how crime rates impact on yields and found that the landlord's returns will increase along with the level of crime
Unless the government's promise to open up the 'Rogue Landlords' database to tenants comes with enforcement action, it will be a pointless exercise, one organisation warns.
The National Landlords' Association is responding to a consultation unveiled by the Ministry of Housing,
The costs of being a landlord in the UK have been revealed with landlords spending thousands of pounds every year on their properties.
The research from LV= General Insurance found that landlords are each spending an average of £3,134 on their properties which amounts to nearly
There has been a big increase in demand from tenants after the tenant fee ban was introduced, figures reveal.
According to data published by Rightmove, tenants who are looking for a new rental home grew by 7% between May and June, that is seven times higher than the previous fo
In the month before the Tenant Fees ban came into force, rents across the UK grew, a report reveals.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) also says that tenant demand has increased slightly for five months in a row.
However, they also say there has been a fal
More than a quarter of landlords have confessed they do not understand changes that have been introduced to the market, research reveals.
The findings from Market Financial Solutions is aimed at financial advisers so they can warn their buy to let clients who may be struggling
There has been a steep rise in the number of tenants aged over 50 who are renting their homes, new research reveals.
Hamptons International says that so far this year, around 15% of rented homes are made up of people who are aged over 50. In 2012, that figure was just 11%.
Four in 10 tenants are said to be stuck with a landlord who will refuse to repair their problem-ridden properties, research has revealed.
The findings from the HomeOwners' Alliance highlights that tenants are being left in damp, cold properties with a landlord who is unwilling
Tenants will save £192 million every year under the Tenant Fees ban, research reveals.
The findings from Bunk, a rental platform, used government data to analyse the 860,000 new rent transactions that are carried out every year, with the average tenant having to fork out £223
The government is introducing big changes to the Universal Credit system which will now see a tenant's rent being paid directly to their landlord.
The controversial benefit currently sees a tenant being responsible for making their own rent payments to their landlord.
Our friends at Glide Student, glide.co.uk know what makes students tick. In
the best tradition of successful student businesses, Glide was set up by
James Villarreal who was a student himself at the time.
With more and young people not expecting to get themselves onto the
property ladder until their 30s, it looks like more millennials are heading
down the route of renting, with many set to continue in the renting sphere
for many years.
A recent study by Accommodation for Students has revealed that two thirds
of students have more than one form of income, meaning that thousands of
students around the country are now working jobs on top of their degree
just to support themselves.
The annual AFS Student Lifestyle Survey explores key characteristics of
students’ life at university including course satisfaction, finances,
social life and eating habits. In 2018, the survey also included questions
about equal opportunities, diversity an
The first step to developing a good relationship with your student tenant
is understanding what they are looking for from the accommodation. For a
number of years, Glide have surveyed landlords and students and used these
results to enhance our understanding
Since 2013, AFS have regularly conducted the Landlord and Agent Letting
Survey trying to achieve a complete picture of how landlords and letting
agents view the student. accommodation market. In early 2018 we conducted a
further survey among our registered
Following on from the government’s announcement for a national mandatory HMO licensing scheme, comes news of new minimum room size requirements for HMO rental properties. The government says this will help reduce the issues of over-crowding and also deal with po