Boom time in Falmouths’ student property market


Choosing how to invest your hard-earned capital into property is fraught with questions: where to buy, how to manage it and who to trust with your nest egg. Falmouth’s student property market is booming, with escalating student numbers and under-supplied housing stock.

Attractive rental yields

The student buy-to-let market is already one of the strongest-performing asset classes in the country (with attractive rental yields, reliable tenancies with high occupancy rates).  The sector has ballooned from a fringe investment 10 years ago to being a global market

No 1 Arts University in the UK

Falmouth retained its place as the UK's number one arts university in the Sunday Times Good University Guide (2015). It’s also the second safest place to study in England and Wales, according to The Complete University Guide 2015.

Shortage of purpose built and/or private accommodation

The university only provides on-campus accommodation for first year students, which means that thousands of second and third-years are looking for somewhere to live in Falmouth and Penryn every 12 months. On top of that, there is a shortage of purpose-built student accommodation.  International enrolment figures are rising, too, and these overseas students have also added to the demand that the supply simply cannot meet at present.

Attractive lifestyle

Falmouth has the edge on land-locked, urban university hubs, from the obvious lifestyle attractions for young people to the thriving maritime and creative industries which have been bolstered by EU funding.

Growth is forecast to continue

The number of domestic and international students has grown consistently year-on-year since Falmouth University opened in 2005. In 2015 there were 4,700 students— that figure is set to grow year on year.

From a single home landlord to a large-scale developer with a complex portfolio, investing in Falmouth’s student property market with Digs is plain sailing. Whether you’re a seller, investor, developer or private landlord, let us unearth your investment potential.  Get in touch today