As discussed in the first part of our series of publications on student accommodation, the fact that rental growth in many university cities is outstripping increases in student income means that apartments affordable to students are (inevitably) becoming increasingly smaller. Owing to a lack of such small apartments on the open apartment market, students are increasingly being squeezed out of the apartment market. This trend offers investors an opportunity to fill the resulting supply gap with small, purpose-built apartments for students. Indeed, in the interest of clarity, this is already happening at an increasing rate.
Source : Savills