Lincoln student flats sold to investors

Commercial property estate agent Hodgson Elkington LLP has completed the sale of Lincoln student accommodation block Saul House for around £3.67 million.

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The block of flats was constructed in 2013 and lies within 100 metres of the University of Lincoln’s Brayford Pool campus.

It comprises 69-ensuite student bedrooms arranged in 3-bed clusters with shared kitchens and laundry facilities. The property was fully let in its first year of operation.

Acting on behalf of the developer, a joint venture between Westleigh Developments Ltd and Derwent Living, Hodgson Elkington negotiated a sale of the investment to local student accommodation provider APS Properties.

The property was sold for an undisclosed sum, close to the guide price of £3.67 million, which reflected a net initial yield of 7.0%.

Tim Murgatroyd, Consultant at Hodgson Elkington said: “Reaching 100% occupancy in its first year of operation demonstrates the success of this distinctive construction project. After interest was shown from regional and national investors it is pleasing that APS, a Lincoln business specialising in this sector, was the eventual purchaser.”