Student Accommodation

Hong Kong investors take a shine to UK student studio flats

More and more Hong Kong investors are turning to a new type of British property asset: student studio apartments.

Located in purpose-built blocks or converted buildings, student studio apartments can be purchased for less than £50,000 (HK$586,000), making them less costly to buy than most mainstream British homes.

Wednesday, 20 March, 2013, 5:22am

Christmas gifts: ideas that keep appreciating

Illustration: Mario Rivera

With Christmas fast approaching (have you noticed how that process somehow accelerates in November) the time has come for the financially minded to focus on gifts that will not only please but increase in value.

26 Nov 2012 - 2:17am

Asians boost global investment in student housing

Millions of young Asians studying in developed countries have fuelled a US$200 billion global market in student housing, an international property group said on Thursday.

More than half of the estimated 165 million students currently enrolled overseas come from Asia, with China, India and South Korea the top sources, Jones Lang LaSalle said in a press statement issued in Singapore.

8 Nov 2012 - 5:57pm

Loans available to put student homes in industrial buildings

City University of Hong Kong

Universities can apply for government loans to convert industrial buildings into student accommodation as an answer to the expected shortfall of 5,000 hostel places by next year, the education authorities have said.

8 Nov 2012 - 3:39am

Investors flock to Britain's market for student rental housing

The average rental return for a traditional home in Britain is 4.3 per cent, whereas a typical student residence yielded 6.3 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg

The 18-year-old will begin a course at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts this month, renting a room in a downtown student residence operated by Unite Group for about £100 (HK$1,257) a week.

He will also spend thousands of pounds on tuition fees during the academic year, after the government tripled the maximum amount universities are allowed to charge.

24 Sep 2012 - 10:16am

Britain's real estate bargains

British property prices have dropped - but flats for less than GBP50,000 (HK$630,000)? That's the bargain basement entry level for student accommodation in regional cities such as Liverpool and Manchester.

With annual returns of up to 10 per cent, it's no wonder so many Hong Kong and mainland investors are beating a path to developers' doors.

27 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Market boom goes against the tide

Falling property sale transactions in Britain may be forcing 150 estate agent branches to close each week, but the student housing market is booming.

According to property portal, university towns and cities had the most people looking for rental property during the summer.

3 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Tapping into the student niche

A record number of international students are coming to Australia, and they all have to live somewhere.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Upmarket flats for live-in scholars

The University of Melbourne is building one of the largest privately-owned student accommodation facilities in the world.

College Square will provide upmarket accommodation for 1,000 students in self-contained fully-furnished apartments at a former administration site.

5 Mar 1998 - 12:00am