Smelly, damp, threadbare and, above all, messy. That's the popular view of student digs. But these days, many students are less willing to accept fleapits. Student accommodation is regarded as a lucrative asset by professional investors, many of whom are putting their money into high-end developments. But should you be getting in on the action too?
George Osborne’s £130bn ‘Help to Buy’ scheme is the latest move by the government to get the housing market moving. It may well succeed, but at what future price? Although the full details have yet to be disclosed, there are two basic parts to this scheme.