11 August, 20170 Comments
As we approach the new academic year, it has come to light that private landlords offering student accommodation are being targeted by scam artists. Registered providers earlier this week received an email from the University of Newcastle warning about two people “that have unfortunately made their way into [the] database.” The University of Newcastle said
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Majority of students choose online letting sources over traditional agents

07 September, 20161 Comments
A new study suggest that 58% of students choose to use online sources to find accommodation, whilst only 25% use the traditional route of the high street letting agent. The study of 1,010 students, conducted by Glide Utilities during May and June of this year, also reveals: 85% of students will not consider a property
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Which student town offers the highest buy-to-let returns?

26 August, 20161 Comments
New research has revealed that buy to let landlords seeking high rental yields should consider buying properties to let to students in the North of England. The analysis, undertaken by property crowdfunding platform Property Partner, has also identified that: Sunderland University offers the best rental yields of all the universities in England, with low house
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Picking The Right Student Flat

01 August, 20160 Comments
Before a beginning of the study year, student accommodation companies start advertising their properties, make their web pages more appealing and adding the pictures of their flats/houses to attract you to move far from the place you have been living before. Living in a new area may become interesting and fun, however there are a
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Does a guarantor have to be a home owner?

27 April, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii Does a guarantor have to be a home owner? Samii says No, in theory they could be renting their home. However they must be financially sound to support the tenant should anything go wrong, so they should be referenced in the same way as the applicant. There are two types of guarantor that DAS will accept for
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Reference a student and their guarantor for just £60 at Tenant Referencing UK

25 April, 20162 Comments
As University students near their last term, at Tenant Referencing UK we are enjoying the usual influx of landlords referencing their next batch of students in preparation for the coming year. This has seen a rise in the following questions that we’d like to go through again, to make sure that you all understand everything that’s on
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Student Lettings | Is your property attractive to students?

06 April, 20162 Comments
As university students in the UK enjoy their Spring vacation, many landlords with student accommodation will now be on the look out for their next good tenant. The question is: Is you property attractive to the lucrative student market? A recent survey of 500 students has revealed the most important facilities found in student accommodation are: Safety and security: 89% Good internet connection: 88% A washing machine: 76%
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Students / Refunds

15 March, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii Can I reference students through the Tenant Referencing UK system? Samii says Yes, we have many student landlords who reference their student tenants, as well as their guarantors. We believe if a student is going to take a tenancy (who’s over 18) it is important to get an initial credit search on them, which
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