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Press Article: Shared accommodation forecast to see demand surge this year

Jan 15, 2021

New data from property investment experts, The Mistoria Group, has revealed that demand for shared accommodation from international students, particularly from China, the Middle East and Asia is set to surge in 2021. The UK government hopes to attract 600,000 international students to its universities over the next ten years and the new visas, introduced…

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PRESS ARTICLE: Student landlords in the Midlands and North see best yields

Oct 24, 2020

This article, covering the topic of student property investment in Manchester and the North West, was originally published in Property Investor Today on 21st October 2020 We recently reported on the resilience of the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector, which has seen a net increase of 2.6% in 2020. This is underpinned by further research by Howsy…

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BTL Landlords are Abandoning London for Better Returns in the North West

Jul 29, 2020

Increasing numbers of London-based landlords are abandoning investments in the capital and are instead looking to the north for better returns, according to recent research from Hampton’s International. The number of London landlords investing in the capital has fallen 31% since 2010, while London investors buying in the North and the Midlands has risen by…

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In Profile: Mish Liyanage

Jul 23, 2020

Mish Liyanage has extensive property and financial management experience and is a successful landlord and investor. He founded Mistoria Investments and MCC Accountants back in 2009 and developed it into The Mistoria Group. Mistoria specialises in Houses in Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) mainly catering to the student and professional market and is currently the largest provider for student accommodation in Salford and…

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Liverpool Tops Buy-To-Let Hotspots

Jul 20, 2020

Liverpool continues to top buy-to-let hotspots with yields in excess of 10%, according to research by TotallyMoney. Liverpool’s L1 city centre postcode tops the buy-to-let yield table with a potential 10% return on investment and a current asking price of around £90,000. This area includes the central retail area (including Liverpool One), the commercial district…

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Could Covid-19 and New Government Reforms Spell the End of The Student Property Market?

Jul 10, 2020

BTL landlords specialising in student accommodation are facing huge challenges with increased Government legislation and the impact of Covid-19 on occupancy, according to the Mistoria Group, high yielding student buy-to-let investment specialists. Student landlords could see a huge drop in demand for accommodation when the next academic year starts, if universities continue with online-only teaching,…

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Demand for Airbnb Nosedives During the UK Lockdown

Jun 24, 2020

During the lockdown, demand for Airbnb accommodation has nosedived, with figures* showing that rental listings have surged across UK cities, with London seeing an average 112% increase in available properties, compared with the same period last year. (*Source: OpenRent March 2020). One and two bedroomed properties witnessed the largest leap is listings, 132% and 105%…

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PRESS ARTICLE: Surge in Student Property Investment in the UK

Jun 10, 2020

Recent research shows that investment in student property has surged in the UK and across Europe year-on-year, as investors increasingly shift towards alternative sectors that offer income stability even in an economic downturn. According to Savills’, exceptionally strong investment activity was recorded in the UK, up 84% year-on-year to £5.5bn (€6.2bn). Savills also forecasts that…

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PRESS ARTICLE: Rent Prices Surge in North West

Jun 2, 2020

Newly released data from The Mistoria Group has revealed that that rent prices in the cities and towns in the Northern Powerhouse have risen by an average of 17%, with rental cash yields of 9% in Salford, 7% in Liverpool and Bolton. This follows figures released by Homelet that show that rents in the North…

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