Student Property Investment in Sheffield

Home to over 63,000 students – high demand for accommodation

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Our guide explains the key benefits of investing in student property, and explains the demographics to look for when choosing a city to invest in

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Within walking distance of both of Sheffield’s university campuses and other amenities

  • En-suite apartments priced at R 989,000
  • 8% net yield assured for three years
  • City centre location
  • Fully managed – hands-off investment
  • Students are attracted to Sheffield because of the opportunities the city affords them when they graduate. It was recently crowned the best city for graduates

John French – SA Investor

“Buying a property in a foreign country is a very daunting prospect, no matter how much prior research one does. One Touch Property changed that for us. From our initial first contact, we were well looked after and guided through the purchasing process, being given expert guidance and amazing support every step of the way. A big thank you to Arran Kerkvliet and his team, as well as to all their property partners throughout the UK for their exceedingly professional service, guidance and support. Never once did we feel pressurised or off track, and they introduced us to the perfect properties in our property search. I can only give my highest recommendation to One Touch Property and will definitely be using them again in the future.

Purpose-Built Student Housing Demand Rising in the UK

Number of students living in PBSA has more than doubled since 2007


Yields Achieved Through Student Accommodation Investments

Students are evidently willing to pay for good quality housing, which allows investors to achieve excellent yields. According to research by Knight Frank, over a fifth of students are willing to pay over £160 per week if the facilities impress them. Features most discerning students seek out include having an en-suite bathroom and a range of communal spaces – both of which Oakwood has.

Purpose-Built Student Accommodation a “buoyant asset”

Demand for units in purpose-built student accommodation developments has been on the rise for the last decade or so. According to Knight Frank, the number of students living in these sorts of accommodation arrangements has more than doubled since 2007 – 2014/2015, from 34,000 – 72,000. It is partly attributed to the increase in tuition fees, which has led students to have higher expectations of what their accommodation should be like.

Sheffield Student Numbers

The University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam boasting over 63,000 students between them, so there is lots of demand for good quality rooms in prime locations. Oakwood’s proximity to both campuses will set it in good stead to achieve excellent occupancy levels. Download our guide to understand how this can affect rental yields.

Graham Broadhead

“I have no complaints with One Touch Property, they have been a reliable and honest broker for the investments I have purchased through them, I am likely to use one touch property again as I trust them, which means everything to me.”

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