Student Property Investment

Portsmouth & Southampton Buy to Let Experts

Why Posh Pads Property Investment?

If you are looking for a hassle free or hands off experience to Portsmouth or Southampton student property investment, Posh Pads have a wealth of experience in consulting and advising on building your Student Portfolio.

Whether you already have a property portfolio or are looking to delve in to the lucrative void free South Coast Student Property market, Posh Pads are here to help. Having sourced, invested and developed student accommodation on the UK’s South Coast for 25 years Posh Pads have a wealth of experience to head in the right direction.

Using our strong local relationships with agents, developers and landlords looking to sell, Posh Pads have the upper hand when finding and choosing properties ripe for investment – typically being the first call before properties are listed online.

Let Posh Pads help build your Portfolio


Student Buy-to-Lets

PBSA vs Buy to Let Student Accommodation

If you are chasing yield and return on investment, Portsmouth and Southampton are great cities to invest in, with both being in the Telegraph’s top 20 student towns to invest. Whilst both Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils are actively encouraging Purpose Build Student Accommodation (PBSA) developments, demand for Posh Pads quality student house shares is unprecedented.

Typical Buy-to-Let (BTL) student house investments give investors far more property management flexibility and liquidity than that of PBSA. Unlike a student buy to let PBSA investments require purchasing outright in cash – instead BTL allows for potential equity releases which could potentially build and increase your portfolio size.

Student Property in Numbers

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University Investment & Development


University of Portsmouth

Over the last 10 years the University of Portsmouth have organised and invested over £180m in educational infrastructure and student accommodation. This investment is reflected in Student and University performance alike, now ranking no.37 in the Guardian’s league table and a gold rating for teaching excellence. When looking for student houses most focus on Southsea and the Old Town for proximity to the University, Seaside and Shopping.


University of Southampton

Part of the renowned Russel Group, the University of Southampton is a world famous University with it’s roots dating back to 1862. Having recently issued a £300m bond and attracting £78 of research investment, the University clearly is setting sight on further investment and development, to maintain and improve their ranking. Following their City Centre halls (Mayflower) opening students now look to SO15, SO14 and SO17 for their accommodation.


Southampton Solent University

Whilst a relatively young University, Southampton Solent have continued to improve their facilities to attract new students with a £33m city centre development opening in 201 committing a further £28m for a new sports centre. Student’s typically look to live in Southampton City Centre, typically SO15.

Student Property Investment made simple

With over 53,000 students in Portsmouth and Southampton, demand and rent increasing year on year with tenants focussed on quality accommodation – Posh Pads Student Property Investment offer consultation on our hassle free Buy-to-Let model.

Meet & Discuss

Let’s discuss what you are looking to achieve, whether it’s possible then view a couple of our houses.

Property Sourcing

Using our local property market knowledge and contacts Posh Pads will find, view Portsmouth and Southampton property investment option, ready for investors to buy.

Project Management

To bring any new property to the Posh Pads standard, to ensure minimal maintenance and a great looking house, a set of works and costs shall be outlined. Our friendly professional team will then deliver a finished Posh Pads keeping you in the loop as work completes.

Tenant find & Property Management

Once the house is ready to rent, 12 month void free tenancies start and it’s likely to be one of our first let each year. Posh Pads find and move in tenants, continuing to look after the property as if it’s one of our own.

Let’s discuss Student Accommodation Buy to Let options

HMO Planning and Licencing

Posh Pads are HMO experts managing 170+ Properties

Navigating Southampton and Portsmouth HMO planning and licensing doesn’t need to be complex, at Posh Pads we are able to offer advice and consult based on our wealth of experience in both.

Article 4 Introduction

The introduction of Article 4 in both Portsmouth and Southampton was designed to prevent further residential properties (C3) being used as 3 – 6 bedroom shared houses (C4), aiming in the long term to encourage local residents to return to high density HMO areas. When purchasing a student house C4 planning permission or the ability to demonstrate continued HMO usage since March 2012 is required.

When purchasing Posh Pads shall check and sure planning is valid, if not organising planning permission consultation. All of Posh Pads tenancies are and been kept on this basis, with all new agreements digitally signed and stored – keeping C4 planning use valid.

HMO Licensing

From application to HMO licence issuing Posh Pads offer to manage the whole process, keeping property investment and management completely hands off for landlords and investors alike. Most properties sourced have HMO licences though on purchase and change of management, new licences need applying for.

Our office team can complete applications whilst our in-house maintenance team work alongside to complete any essential works or certificates required to obtain the licence. Each licence is issued for 5 years and requires renewal to keep letting.

Contact Us

If you have an enquiry, would like to book a viewing or simply would like more information - please get in touch.

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