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Student accommodation

TLT has the full suite of expertise to advise clients on all aspects of student accommodation and mixed used schemes ranging from Purpose Built Student Accommodation through to Off Street schemes.

Our industry expertise allows us understand the nuances of student accommodation schemes and as a result to focus on the key drivers of the deal for our clients.

We provide advice on site purchase, planning, drafting of tenancy agreements, use of Tenant Deposit Schemes, negotiation of Nominations Agreements with the university, acquisition and development financing and deal structuring for any ultimate investment sale or purchase.

With access to experts in real estate, planning, construction, tax, corporate and finance, our fully integrated service provides a seamless quality of service from inception to successful conclusion of the deal.


  • Advising on the conditional purchase and funding of a £35m development site in London, on which planning was subsequently obtained to provide over 650 bed spaces for a well-established UK student accommodation provider. 
  • Acting on the purchase of a site in Bath through a corporate acquisition and then obtaining planning permission for a 169 bed scheme. Dealt with development finance and then instructed on forward investment sale, with a purchase price of £25m, ahead of completion due in September 2016. 
  • Acting on behalf of overseas investors in the acquisition of a £40m student village in Bradford. The property was new build with a BREEAM excellent rating and work involved repositioning of Nominations Agreement and substantial funding package with major UK lenders. Scheme provides over 1,000 bed spaces in total. 
  • Acting on the Urban Creation portfolio disposing of a number of completed and occupied schemes in Bristol and Southampton as well as acquiring future development opportunities in Bristol.

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