The student Housing market has Changed !!
There has been a significant shift in how UK students prefer to access and secure housing in recent years. With the rise of smartphones and mobile apps, more students are turning to online platforms to find their ideal accommodation rather than visiting letting agents in person.
This change is driven by the convenience and flexibility of using mobile apps to search for properties. Students can browse and compare properties, schedule viewings, and even sign contracts, all from the comfort of their phones. This eliminates the need for time-consuming and sometimes stressful visits to letting agents, allowing students to access properties conveniently at their own pace.
This shift towards mobile apps and online platforms has had significant implications and transformed how students search for accommodation in the UK. With greater convenience and flexibility, students are increasingly turning to digital channels to find their perfect home.
This trend has led to increased competition among landlords and letting agents, resulting in a more diverse and innovative student letting market. With students being able to access and compare a more comprehensive range of properties and services, competition among letting agents and landlords has intensified. As a result has led to the development of new and innovative ways of attracting student tenants, such as offering flexible leasing options and additional amenities such as on-site gyms, social spaces, and events and sponsorships for their student communities.