The rise of student lettings

Posted on 19 Apr

From The Young Ones and Rising Damp to the more modern Fresh Meat, student house shares have provided a source of comedic inspiration for years. Undergraduates are also a source of business for letting agents and student let portals, who are dealing with more property requests than ever before.

Demand for private rented accommodation in the student sector is growing for two reasons. Firstly, universities are not building enough halls of residence to keep up, with reports of students forced to share single bedrooms or stay in hotels.

Secondly, the number of students in the UK is rising (2.32 million in the 2016-2017 academic year). It’s growing due, in part, to more international students applying for places, especially EU undergraduates wanting to enroll before the effects of BREXIT scupper their chances.

Many lettings agents are capitalising on the demand - with departments dedicated to students and some choosing to solely focus on students lets. Even search engines are getting in on the act, exclusively listing student accommodation and offering the facility to book viewings direct.

Many letting agents and student search engines come to Viewber for a solution to the overwhelming number of viewing requests and we’re delighted to help. We have Viewbers located in university towns and cities across the country, ready to conduct efficient open houses and show students round mid-week, at evenings and during the weekend – i.e. when it suits the students looking.

The growing number managing student lets are often stressed and subject to some very busy peak periods. Many have already found that being able to defray that workload via simple intuitive software to a reliable third party is very useful.

To discover more about accompanied student viewings with Viewber, contact us today.

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