Tuesday, April 19, 2011

University fees: the end of buy-to-let?

University fees: the end of buy-to-let?

Rising student numbers has been one of the reasons why the buy-to-let market has boomed in recent years, but will pricey tuition fees hammer landlords?

Posted by the planet @ 01:04 PM (1274 views)
Please complete the required fields.



3 thoughts on “University fees: the end of buy-to-let?

  • Depends on the number of students conned by the mantra “graduates on average earn xyz thousand more pounds over their career than those without degrees”. There has also been talk of the government cutting the number of uni places available – presumably so that graduates at the other end of the spectrum to Oxbridge aren’t so easily lumbered with 40 grand or so of extra taxation during the first twenty or so years of their working life, plus of course extra living debts, loss of earnings for three years etc etc. What a depressing situation. Almost as bad as the cost of simply getting to work in modern britain.

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • There are parents that will buy their child student a house near a uni with the intention that the mortgage will be payed off by other lodging

    students then sold at a profit or continued on as a residence/home.

    Some FTBers are also doing such things just to get a foothold.

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



  • We have had far too many students getting mickey-mouse degrees and then finding themselves unemployable.

    Blair’s idea for 50% graduates flew in the face of what the workplace needed, and the country needs to move toward fewer undergraduates and more working trainees and apprenticeships.

    The £9k fees issue is a big one though – in three years time we’ll have thousands of new graduates looking for jobs and homes while burdoned with £50k of debt to pay off..

    Reply
    Please complete the required fields.



Add a comment

  • Your email address is required so we can verify that the comment is genuine. It will not be posted anywhere on the site, will be stored confidentially by us and never given out to any third party.
  • Please note that any viewpoints published here as comments are user´s views and not the views of HousePriceCrash.co.uk.
  • Please adhere to the Guidelines

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>