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The Smart Property Blog

5 Bloggers and blog sites every student should follow

Blogs aren’t just a welcome distraction from studying and revision, they also offer some pretty good tips, articles and advice for students – especially when they are dished up by current students or recent graduates on all aspects of student life.  

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How could Brexit impact the HMO property market?

In light of the barrage of media headlines and flurry of articles talking about economic uncertainty thanks to what has become a turbulent and troubled run-up to Brexit, many student landlords and HMO owners are left to wonder what the impact of Brexit will be on the UK property market when the dust settles.

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The 6 best food hangouts every student in Sheffield should try

Let’s face it, after a day of gruelling lectures the last thing we want to do is head back to your student accommodation and start cooking. Luckily students studying in Sheffield have an array of gastronomic delights situated on their very doorsteps, so there’s plenty of great places to kick back and unwind with a few sharing plates and cheeky beers at the end of the day. 

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6 of the most influential property accounts on instagram

Any student accommodation owner, manager, or investor that knows their stuff will recognise the power of social media when it comes to spotlighting their student accommodation. If you want to keep you HMO at full capacity sand maintain a healthy stream of reliable student tenants, then take some inspiration from these accounts! 

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The 4 best places to live in Sheffield as a student

It’s one of the most student-friendly cities in the North of England and packed full of things to do but which part of Sheffield should you focus on when you’re looking for your Sheffield student accommodation? Whether you’re attending the University of Sheffield (one of the world’s top 100 universities) or Sheffield Hallam, there are loads of student-friendly neighbourhoods and a huge range of student accommodation to choose from.

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What does 2019 look like for the HMO property market?

According to the final Halifax House Price Index for 2018, UK house prices grew by just 0.3% in the year to November, down from a 1.5% growth in the year to October. Halifax says this is the lowest rate of growth for six years. Quarterly, that figure is down -1.1% and monthly, -1.4%. The result is that the average cost of buying a home in the UK is now £224,578. So what does this mean for the property market and HMO investors as 2019 – the year the UK leaves the EU – looms on the horizon?

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The five best places for student houses in Leicester

Leicester students are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a neighbourhood for their student house.

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11 Instagram accounts every student should follow

According to clever social media researchers, 76% of students use Instagram every day. That works out to around 53 minutes per day on average. With that amount of time to scroll, we reckon you’ll have time to double tap for these 11 Instagram accounts that every student should follow…

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Common Maintenance Issues In Student Properties [And How to Fix Them]

Moving out on your own as a student can be pretty stressful. For many of us, it's the first time we've ever lived away from home, and it's a time when getting to grips with the basics of running a household and performing maintenance tasks starts to become part of our everyday reality.

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The 10 Best Food Hangouts Every Student in Leicester Should Try

Leicester is a fantastic city for enjoying student life, but as a newcomer it can be tricky to find all the best places to grab a bite to eat. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at ten of the very best food hangouts every student should know about through Leicester
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