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Security, wi-fi and washing are key to securing student tenants

A survey suggests that the three facilities demanded most by student tenants are security, wi-fi and clothes washing. 

The research, conducted amongst 500 students tenants by the Mistoria Group, shows that safe and secure accommodation comes is important to 89 per cent, good internet connection a close second on 88 per cent and a washing machine is vital to 76 per cent. 

Coming in fourth place is being close to a campus (72 per cent), followed by high quality accommodation (59 per cent) and being close to general amenities (47 per cent.)

“We also know from previous research that that the overwhelming majority of students want to live in shared accommodation with friends.  Only five per cent want halls of residence and just three per cent of students want to live in a self-contained room or flat" says a Mistoria Group spokesman.

“If landlords and investors provide the right type of property, they will be able to attract lucrative students. Student accommodation offers investors a number of attractive features such as high yields as students settle for less space than other tenants; high occupancy; and it is neatly counter-cyclical, as more people go to university during economic downturns."

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