One London Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
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One London Road, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
One London Road, Block 5, is the final phase available of a set of luxury student apartments, offering a rental assurance of 10% net for 3 years from only £69,995. All previous blocks have 100% sold out.
The development will serve the accommodation requirements of students studying at both Keele and Staffordshire universities. With a huge shortage of quality accommodation in the area, One London Road Phase 5 will continue to deliver a unique and unrivalled option for students at an incredibly competitive price.
Why Invest In One London Road?
This substantial scheme released over a number of phases caught our attention in a busy market place, read on to find out why we chose to promote the scheme.
Developers incentive investors to purchase off-plan during the construction process. Typically, across the UK most student schemes sell out in advance of completion, a big driving factor is the lucrative rental yield which is typically 6-9%, however, One London Road offers a market leading return of 10% assured for 3 years.
One London Road is comprised of 5 substantial student blocks, the developer is retaining one block showing strong belief in the scheme as a whole, 3 other blocks have 100% sold out and we are now onto the last block. The apetite from investors who understand the potential of the scheme to generate a long-term and stable income has been significant.
The devleopment is conveniently located in close proximity to Royal Stoke University Hospital with plenty of medical students requiring secure, quality student accommodation, in addition, Keele University have also expressed a direct requirement for student housing in this undersupplied location. We expect to see significant demand from tenants for One London Road.
The typical student has changed in recent years and so have their expectations, many are well aware of their rights as a tenant and know how to research quickly and efficiently online rather than relying on agents to find accommodation. As a result of this competition developers need to provide a truly appealing product to demand a premium rent in comparison to old HMO/shared housing. One London Road deliveries this through self contained studio apartments that are fully furnished alongside extensive onsite facilities.
Student life and attending university is all about the experience, as well as the academic aspect, this social feature drives many key decisions such as where students live. Given the community feel and atmoshpere on campus at the One London Road site it should create an enjoyable and safe university experience driving referral business, group bookings and rebookers staying for multiple years.
Market Data & Analysis
- JLL forecast a further 500,000 full time UK students by 2030
- The outlook for student property is encouraging, thanks to a combination of supportive demographic trends, strong international demand and growing pressure on housing
- Construction volumes have fallen by 25% in the last 3 years due to construction costs and development/planning factors which creates opportunity and ensures demand
- JLL expect the new student to new bed ratio to increase above 3:1, leading to a continued structural undersupply in the sector
- The government has set a target of 600,000 international students in the UK by 2030
One London Road, Newcastle under lyme, ST5 1LZ
The Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-On-Trent Purpose Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) market is in its infancy in comparison to other UK locations with similar student populations. The supply of PBSA is limited, with most beds under university ownership which are outdated and of poorer quality.
In Newcastle-under-Lyme, there are currently only 160 beds available in the direct-let market, located in one scheme (Keele House) with only a further 440 available in Stoke-On-Trent across three schemes. Yet, there are over 17,000 students in the local area.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below you can find a range of common questions from previous investors. If you require specific details and advice please do not hesitate to contact us today on +44(0)203 627 3987 or via [email protected]
The rental assurance offered by developers provides investors a level of security rarely seen in the residential market. They will commit to investors receiving the fixed figure irrespective of the performance of the asset, so even if the unit is unoccupied you will still receive the fixed rental income.
There will be a dedicated management company appointed who are experts in the local market, often student property specialists. They will have a network of tenants and relationships with universities to ensure optimum performance, so your property will be in safe hands with them taking care of the entire process of lettings and management.
Not much will change, you will still have someone looking after your property, although you are free to choose another management company. Your rent will be collected on your behalf and then it will work like a normal buy-to-let property with costs to consider. In most cases, due to the premium rent charged and low pricing, the net returns are very attractive.
During the purchase stage you will have to consider legal fees but typically there is no administration, furniture pack or other charges due. Once the property is complete, you will earn your net fixed income without having to consider other costs for the duration of the rental assurance period.
This type of investment property is a cash only purchase, most high street lenders do not provide finance for such purchases with the units often being below 30m2.
On some student schemes there are payment plans provided throughout the construction period. In most cases a minimum of a 30% deposit will be due at the exchange of contracts stage.
Selling your student property is very simple, we can assist with recommended companies to market your property for sale, or you can use a traditional high street agent. The market is more niche compared to traditional residential property as you will be focusing on investor buyers but there tends to be significant demand for properties that perform well in terms of the net income and that have a track record of high occupancy rates and rents being achieved.
What does Nick, our Founder and Director, think of One London Road?
“One London Road is quite a significant scheme comprised of 5 substantial blocks. One major positive sign a lot of investors look for is how fast schemes are selling, with One London Road all previous blocks have sold out other than the one the developer is retaining, it goes to show it has been incredibly well received by a global audience of investors.
Yes, it’s great to benefit from a 10% yield but really the high-spec onsite facilities and expected quality final product is what differentiates this development in a location where there is a significant undersupply. So yes, it’s good to have the 10% but the underlying investment fundamentals of One London Road is why it has sold so well in my opinion”.
Nick Hyland, Director