Index Points to Strong Returns in The Capital

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The newly released CBRE Student Accommodation Index has reported capital increases in the sector of 6.5% year-on-year for the 12-month period ending September 2018.

Spark's Bankruptcy Raises Questions for Lettings Market

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Ovo Energy has confirmed it has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Spark, the operating company of Spark Energy, after its supply arm ceased trading.

Urbanest Secured £125m Loan

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Urbanest has agreed a £125m financing deal with M&G Investments to build a 650-bed block of accommodation for students from King's College London.

Council Seeks Powers to Introduce Business Rates

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Bath and North East Somerset Council is asking for powers to raise the funds required to keep its services running.

Guildford Council Drops Investment Plans

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Guildford Borough Council has suspended plans to spend £81 million on student accommodation.

University Seeks Dual Nationality

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Imperial College London is planning a post-Brexit arrangement with a German university with the aim of keeping access to EU research funding for UK academics.

Unite Releases Its Latest Trading Update

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Unite Group is today hosting its Capital Markets Day for institutional investors and analysts in Bristol.

Corestate Capital Acquire CRM Students

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Corestate Capital Holding has acquired the UK student accommodation management firm, CRM Students, for EUR 17m.

Ahli United Bank Acquires Durham Student Accommodation

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A luxury block of student accommodation in Durham has been snapped up by Ahli United Bank (UK) and is to be managed by its operator The Mansion Group.

CEO of ARLA Calls on Letting Agents to Reduce Costs as Fee Ban Approaches

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The CEO of ARLA, David Cox, has warned that the upcoming ban on tenant fees will trigger a "seismic shift" in the way the lettings industry conducts business. He put emphasis on cost cutting as the main way to lessen any impact.