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The Smart Property Blog

5 Summer Activities in Your Student City

Staying in your student city over summer can be a little strange with most of the student population gone, but that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Whether you’re staying for work or just don’t fancy going home just yet, here are our top suggestions for summer activities in your student city!

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Beat Student Exam Stress – 5 Exam Season Tips

It’s that time again. For most of us students, end of year exams (or deadlines) have rolled around again. Finding a seat in your university library is nearly impossible and you’re unsure if any of the notes you’re making are actually entering your brain. It’s a hectic time for everyone, but fear not – our 5 exam season tips can help you beat the stress. 

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How secure is your student pad? [5 Student Security Tips]

Taking precautions to keep yourself and your belongings safe can sometimes seem like a hassle, but student houses are prime targets for burglars because multiple tenants means multiple phones, laptops, tablets, and bikes, just to name a few! What's more, students often pay less attention to security. Keep yourself as safe as possible by following our top student security tips.

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Guaranteed Rent: The Pros and Cons

When Frankie Valli sang “You’re just too good to be true (I can’t take my eyes off you)” we’re pretty sure they weren’t singing about guaranteed rent.

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5 Creative Ways To Get Fit In Your Student City

With the weather slowly but surely improving, now is as good a time as any to finally achieve that January resolution and get fit in your student city! Regular exercise has obvious health benefits, and is a great stress reliever. It’s also great excuse to take a break from the library and will reward you with a healthy dose of endorphins. So no matter whether you’re already active or if it’s been a while since you’ve picked up your trainers for anything other than fashion reasons, you should read on to find some innovative (and cheap) ways to get fit!

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5 Ways To Make Your Student Property A Home

Is your student house looking a little less than homely? 

If you’ve ever wondered how you can make your student house look just a little more exciting, then look no further than these 5 easy tips on how to decorate. 

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The Great HMO Debate - Student Property vs. Y’Pros!

 The 'Student Versus. Young Professional' debate is growing for HMO investors. This month I’m going to share my thoughts and experience on the pros and cons of each tenant group, dispel any myths and help you determine which tenant you should be targeting and why! 

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5 things to consider for your HMO investment in Salford and Manchester

As one of the leading agents on student and professional HMO investment in Salford and Manchester, we’ve come across quite a few bad properties! We’ve also come across a lot of good practices, so we’ve curated some of these and outlined how they’ll help you stay ahead of the Salford and Manchester HMO investment market.

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5 Things Students Want From Their Student Property In Sheffield

Second guessing and staying up to date with what students want from their student property in Sheffield is a never-ending task for student landlords in Sheffield. Fortunately, there are a flurry of surveys and reports published yearly that give us some statistical insight into student habit and what they expect from their home. We've combined that with 10 years of local market knowledge to give you our five tips on how to stay ahead in the Sheffield student property market in 2018. 

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Property Finance (HMO investment) 

Mastering finance may be the less sexy side of property investment, but it’s the foundation to building a sustainable property business. Having good systems in place can massively reduce the ongoing administration and also the annual headache of submitting your tax return. With changes such as Section 24 eating into landlords’ profits and making the tax system increasingly onerous, it is more important than ever to make sure you are on top of your finances. Here are my 5 top tips   

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