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Liverpool seeing surge in student demand

Published On: June 1, 2017 at 8:55 am


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The most recent analysis from The Mistoria Group has shown a significant rise in tenant demand across Liverpool.

Demand has increased by 19% year-on-year, with an average of 6.6 tenants looking for every shared room of a new rental abode.

Booming Buy-to-Let

Data from the report indicates that Liverpool has a booming buy-to-let market, with demand for high-end accommodation continuing to outstrip supply.

Currently, Liverpool boasts a student population of nearly 60,000, with 60% of these needing accommodation.

In addition, there is great demand for both new and renovated properties for the sole purpose of students- many of who are searching for affordable, shared properties.

The Mistoria Group suggests that over the last year, rents for students in the city have increased by 23%, to now sit at an average of £128 per week.

Liverpool seeing surge in student demand

Liverpool seeing surge in student demand


Mish Liyanage, Managing Director of The Mistoria Group, noted: ‘Our lettings office in Liverpool has been operating for two years and during this period, we have seen a surge in demand for rental property from student and professional tenants.  Liverpool is a vibrant city with a buoyant job market and unsurprisingly, many young people want to work and live here.’[1]

‘Liverpool is booming.  A multi-million pound investment in economic regeneration is transforming the city and over the last decade, the it has attracted more than £5 billion of investment in property, infrastructure and services.  According to Knight Knox, these regeneration projects have seen Liverpool become home to some of Britain’s most ambitious residential, commercial and leisure developments, spearheaded by the widely successful Liverpool ONE project, the shopping and leisure destination, which has refocused the whole city centre towards the waterfront,’ he continued.[1]

High Yields

Liyanage went on to note: ‘There is no doubt that buy-to-let investment in Liverpool has gone from strength to strength, with landlords enjoying yields of over 10%.  Many property investors are clamoring to snap up HMO properties in the city’s BTL hotspots, such as the L6, L7, L8 and L15 postcodes. With savings earning very little, many investors are recognising that BTL property can give them much better returns.’[1]

‘Rental yields within one mile radius from the Universities/City are excellent.  Our research shows that student house share rents start at around £85 per week per room, including bills.  However, ensuites can be as high as £115 per week. Investors can acquire a high quality three bed, fully-let HMO near a university, which will house students from £120,000 upwards. The return on investment is very attractive too, with an average of 13% per annum (8% cash rental and 5% capital growth). We have seen almost 32% increase in the sale of our arm chair HMO deals over the last 12 months compared to 2015-2016,’ he concluded.[1]



Demand for student accommodation exceeding stock

Published On: December 22, 2016 at 10:25 am


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A new survey has revealed that rents paid by students look certain to increase, due to a housing shortage in many key university cities in the UK.

Data released by student rentals platform has assessed the demand for property in locations around the top universities in Britain. It has revealed that many students beginning their studies struggle to find suitable living accommodation beforehand.

Student demand

Despite already being four months into the present academic year, many universities are still seeing heightened demand for student property.

Top of the class is the University of Exeter, with demand reaching 62%-the highest statistic for property demand surrounding a key University. Next come the University of Reading, the University of Bath and Bath Spa University, all with demands of 53%.

In addition, separate research conducted from revealed that student rents increased by 10% during the last twelve months. In fact, demand for student accommodation in some cities is so fierce that rent competitive pricing could leave students £600 worse off per annum, according to the study.

The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham ranks fourth in the list compiled by Demand for accommodation surrounding this university stands at 50%-with some first-year students forced to camp in the grounds as they couldn’t secure suitable digs!

The top-ten University locations where demand is exceeding demand are:

Ranking University Demand %
1st University of Exeter 62%
2nd University of Reading 53%
3rd University of Bath 53%
4th Bath Spa University 53%
5th University for the Creative Arts 50%
6th University of Roehampton 49%
7th Durham University 49%
8th University of Essex 43%
9th Lancaster University 42%
10th Royal Holloway, University of London 38%
Demand for student accommodation exceeding stock

Demand for student accommodation exceeding stock


Danielle Cullen, managing director of, said: ‘We feel that it is simply unacceptable that students, as they have in Farham, are forced to camp within the university campus due to a severe shortage of housing.’[1]

‘Housing for students should be a priority. These pupils have worked hard to prepare for their education and to arrive without a place to sleep is worrisome. With many universities still seeing high levels of demand for student property this far into the term, it doesn’t bode well for those looking to arrive next year,’ she added.[1]