The Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) industry is growing, which is great news for students up and down the UK. Indeed, research shows that for students choosing to live PBSA, they’re more likely to note a higher academic performance and personal well-being, when compared with other housing options.
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The months of waiting are over, you’ve got your results and now you know where you’re going to study for the next few years. Life is exciting right now and with gathering details on your new course, finding out where you’re going to live and trying to get in touch with new future flat- or house-mates, there’s a lot of fun stuff happening.
The results are in, you’ve accepted an offer and you have a place at University secured. All that’s left – apart from the working hard for the next few years – is to find the right place to live. Of course, time to decide is short and you need to make a choice, with the two main options being: halls of residence or a shared student house.
Around ten years ago, the purpose-built student accommodation sector was still in its infancy, with UK students’ options typically limited to University run halls of residence or private landlords renting out HMOs (homes of multiple occupation). Fast forward to 2019 and student housing is the most mature market in the purpose-built, build-to-rent industry and according to property experts Savills, it still has the potential to grow even further – much further.
Once you’ve got your exam results and have a confirmed university place, you also need to confirm or arrange your accommodation. It’s an exciting time but also a busy one, where you’ll need to make arrangements for things you may never have even thought about before!