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Student accommodation continues to set pace for landlords

Student accommodation continues to set pace for landlords

04 Feb 2014

The buy to let sector continues to do well for landlords - but student accommodation is setting the benchmark for letting performance.

Despite monthly rents increasing by 2% during 2013, the average buy-to-let yield for a UK landlord sits at 6.1% gross, down 0.1% on 2012. But student accommodation thrashes this figure with sustainable and assured yields of 7 to 9% - net.

Peter McDermott, Director of UK-based Go Global Investments, said: "These latest figures from Countrywide Residential Lettings show that despite 'Generation Rent', where the number of people renting from a landlord has doubled to 8.5 million in 15 years, gross rental yields are sticking around the 6% mark.

H is for Helen & Douglas House

H is for Helen & Douglas House

04 May 2012

In 2012 we want to give you the A-Z of reasons why scottfraser should be your agent of choice.

scottfraser are proud to provide support to local communities and charities with voluntary work and sponsorship. That’s why our H is for Helen & Douglas House.

Helen & Douglas House has the time and expertise to care for children and young adults with life-shortening conditions and support their families. They provide respite, emergency and end-of-life care as well as counselling and practical support for the whole family.

It costs over £4.5 million every year to run both houses. The charity is dependent on voluntary contributions for over 80% of this.

This means they rely almost entirely on the generosity of supporters in the local community to be able to provide sustainable, specialist care for the children and young adults who visit them.

Help us to support this fantastic charity. Here are just a few ways to get involved!

Circuit of the Cotswolds:
Sunday 10 June starting and ending in Witney, a gruelling 70 or 102 mile bike ride through our beautiful countryside.

The Helen & Douglas Lottery:
Sign up to be in for the chance of winning up to £25,000 each week!

30th Anniversary Celebration:
Help celebrate Helen & Douglas House’s 30th Anniversary by donating just £5 by texting “Live 30 £5” to 70070 or visit to donate online.

More information about the work of this great charity and upcoming events may be found at

Registered Charity Number: 1085951