Investment warning over student pods

A student-sector investment specialist is warning landlords to avoid being taken in by the alleged income and capital potential of so-called student pods. Mish Liyanage, chief executive of the Mistoria Group property investment firm, admits that the sales pitch for a student pod is initially highly seductive. “For a relatively modest cash price, you get…

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Is student accommodation failing its investors?

Student pods (PBSA) – the latest buy-to-let vogue where investors buy a single room in a development – are failing to deliver double digit returns, according to The Mistoria Group. For a relatively modest cash price, you get a stake in the property market in a top university town and a guaranteed income – all…

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