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Should I invest in Property Education

Property education is fast becoming one of the most popular property investment strategies, but is it really worth spending out on costly training courses and seminars? … Should I invest in Property EducationRead More »

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PBSA and the HMO landlords

Despite the current economic uncertainty faced by the UK economy, there is little doubt that the demand for purpose-built student accommodation is growing in cities such as Sheffield, Leicester, and Manchester. … PBSA and the HMO landlordsRead More »

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Co-Working: Fad, or Here to Stay?

If you’re a student landlord with a diverse portfolio that includes commercial properties, the co-working trend is one that should be piquing your interest — in one way or another. But what exactly is co-working, and is it an area that’s worth investing in? … Co-Working: Fad, or Here to

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How to build (and maintain) a sustainable HMO portfolio

Landlords have long since recognised the incredible yields offered by using property as a way of building up a profitable and sustainable HMO portfolio. If you are just getting started as a new student landlord hoping to dip your toe into the water or perhaps are considering adding to your

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The future of Buy to Let

With new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposal to raise the 40 per cent tax threshold to £80,000 set to benefit landlords, is the buy to let market a dead duck or is it set for a revival following new leadership promises? … The future of Buy to LetRead More »

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The top 5 Student blogs every student should be following

Whether you’ll be a fresher or third year at Uni this September, there are five amazing blogs that you need in your life. From money-saving shopping tips and what to cook when you don't know your way around a kitchen to mental health matters and motivational tools to help you

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The 5 best places to Live in Manchester as a student

Studying at MMU or The University of Manchester, but don’t want to live in halls? There is plenty of fantastic quality student accommodation available in the city centre and beyond, so if you’re not sure which spots have the best student vibe or just want to be close to the

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10 Tips for First Year Students

Starting your first year of university is an exciting time, with new adventures on the horizon and the chance to learn more about a subject you love, new people to meet and new places to explore. As well as being lots of fun, it can also be a stressful time

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The 5 Best Places to Live in Leicester as a Student

Choosing where you're going to live while you're at University is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make during your time as a student. As you’ll be considering neighbourhoods and areas you might not be familiar with in your new home town, getting it right takes a

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The 5 Best Meme Accounts on Instagram

Memes have quickly become an important part of life at University, helping to spread information and jokes among Uni campuses around the country. If you're a student in the UK, there's no escaping them – and a range of Instagram accounts have proven particularly popular. In this blog, we'll take

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