Simon Thompson, Director of Accommodationforstudents.com launches new book for student landlords
Having been in the industry for 13 years, starting off when he himself was a student, Simon Thompson, Co-founder & Director of award winning Accommodationforstudents.com, has published his first book ‘Student Letting’, the landlords guide to successfully letting out student property.
Simon set up the business after experiencing difficulties in finding suitable accommodation during his time at university.
Today, accommodationforstudents.com is the leading UK student accommodation website, attracting around 3 million visits from students every year. Simon has also become a well recognised expert within the industry, campaigning tirelessly for better quality student accommodation, and most recently launching a nationally recognised accreditation scheme, the AFS/UNIPOL Code, as a way of improving standards.
Buy-to-let is big business but according to Mr Thompson, the student rental market commands an entire sub-sector all of its own. He comments “Having read all of the books that were out there on the topic of student accommodation, I felt there was a need to write a factual guide book on ‘how to let property to students’, rather than the traditional ‘How to make money from student property’ titles that already exist.
Here at Accommodation for Students, we have built up a wealth of valuable data that can hopefully help new landlords in their decision making and act as a refresher for existing student landlords.”
Student letting is about providing decent property in the right location at the right rent, but running it successfully takes a lot of hard work. Simon has drawn on his own experience as well as feedback from countless landlords about their frustrations, successes and failures in this business, to form this comprehensive guide.
The book has been designed in three easy digestible parts; Student Letting – Facts & Figures, Dealing with Tenants and Looking after Finances and includes current data and statistics collated on student accommodation.