With A-Level results having been published in recent weeks and aspiring undergraduates preparing to leave home in order to embark on their degree studies, it seems that many landlords who let to students are confident that demand for their assets will hold strong in spite of rising tuition fees.
That's according to the latest research conducted by Paragon Mortgages, which found that 57 per cent of respondents believe there has been no decline in the number of students requiring their tenancies since the previous cap on fees was lifted.
What's more, with 76 per cent of landlords reporting that demand for student property is either good or excellent, it appears that confidence is high in this area of the lettings market.
"Landlords who let a proportion of their portfolio to students are feeling positive about the market and their experience of letting to students continues to be good," said John Heron, managing director of Paragon Mortgages.
"This is an area of the private rented sector which will continue to thrive as long as the demand for university places continues."
Considering that demand for student accommodation works on a predictable basis, landlords are often able to time their investments and the tenancies they offer accordingly to take full advantage of the lettings game.
And with complex buy-to-let deals such as houses in multiple occupation and flats considered to offer the best returns, many investors often opt for such assets given their popularity among students.
However, with less than a quarter (24 per cent) of respondents rating the condition of their property as good or excellent at the end of a tenancy, it seems that those who let to students would be wise to ensure their landlord insurance policies are up-to-date and that they provide them with sufficient cover in the event of any costly damage to their holdings.