Investors flock to students flats

Britain’s biggest quoted student landlord Unite Group yesterday said institutional investors were making beelines for the student property sector, where rental growth is outstripping other real estate market segments. For the period between 1 July and 18 November, Unite reported like-for-like rental growth of 9.7 per cent for its purpose-built student accommodation units in the current academic year, as Britain’s student population continues to grow.