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6 tenancy rights all new students should know

If you're heading off for your first semester at Uni, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the excitement of living away from home and having your very own space where nobody cares what time you crawl in. But before you get too ahead of yourself

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Aye Up! A guide to the Yorkshire language for students

If you've spent very little time in Yorkshire and will be heading to either Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford or Hull, you might be imagining the locals to be flat-capped clad, tea-drinking folk with incredibly hard to understand dialects. Yorkshire is one of the most beautiful counties in all of England, with

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2020 marketing trends for HMO landlords

2020 marketing trends for HMO landlords   With the average yield for HMO properties being upwards of one-fifth higher than typical rental properties, it comes as no real surprise that 20% of all UK landlords have at least one HMO property in their portfolio. With so many savvy landlords tapping

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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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