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Student housing: furnished or unfurnished?

Student housing is an exciting marketplace full of opportunities and its own set of challenges. Agents and investors need to be aware of its unique features that challenge managers of such developments. When designing student housing developments, one question an...

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Summer student housing: profitable enough?

When renting a property many landlords wonder if it would be better to rent for a shorter period or for the whole year when renting to students. As a private landlord it may be difficult to compete with big universities that offer student accommodation to students...

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How to screen prospective tenants in 5 easy steps

Many owners are hesitant when thinking about renting their properties to tenants. They feel it is hard to get tenants that take care of the space and pay in time. But the vast majority of tenant problems can be eliminated if you have a good and thorough screening...

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Property Manager Q&A: To rent by the unit or per room?

The housing industry is a very competitive industry and many property managers and landlords have to decide how they will better compete to get better quality tenants for their properties. Take a look at our tips on how to decide the way you want to rent your property.

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Do your tenants want to stay? Improve your retention rate.

We all know that when you rent a property finding quality tenants is a very important part  of the process for property managers. You will need to know what the selling points of the property are and why a tenant would prefer to book with your property or properties...

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Student Housing Conference in London

TCAS Online recently attended the Student Housing Conference in London.The event was hosted at a new venue in Covent Garden with capacity for 700 delegates. It is aimed at leading players in the Student Accommodation Industry. Some of the topics discussed at the...

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ASRA 2017 Conference in Brighton

TCAS Online recently attended ASRA 2017, the leading student accommodation conference in the UK and Ireland. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet expert and inspiring industry professionals and entertaining keynote speakers. We also wanted to make the most of...

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NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Chicago

TCAS Online joined this year for the first time the 10th annual 2017 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Chicago on the 14th and 15th of February. It was a complete success, and we have to thank everybody for those two great and fully-packed days! There...

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Irish Student Housing Crisis Back In The Spotlight

Irish Student Housing Crisis Back In The Spotlight Stephen Fuery, Marketing Executive, TCAS Online 7th September 2016 The Irish student housing crisis rages on and if anything it is set to get worse. Once again students across Ireland are receiving their offers of...

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What Happens When The Students Leave?

What Happens When The Students Leave? Stephen Fuery, Marketing Executive, TCAS Online 24th August 2016 This blog has covered the disputes between local residents and developers seeking planning permission for student housing on numerous occasions. The arguments are...

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What NOT To Pack For University – 9 Things To Leave Behind

9 Things You Don’t Need To Pack For University Overpacking is a mistake that every Fresher makes; no matter how organised and efficient you think you are, you will always bring a ton of items to Uni that you don’t need and won’t use. As you’re entering into the...

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Sadiq Khan and London Housing: What to expect?

In a historic mayoral election, Labour’s Sadiq Khan won the day, beating Zac Goldsmith and a host of other candidates to become Mayor of London. It is historic for a number of reasons, firstly as it ends eight years of Tory rule in London under former mayor Boris...

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The only way is luxury

In recent years a gap has developed and widened between the stereotype of how students live and the reality of how they want to, and often do live. The stereotype, based firmly on The Young Ones, a TV sitcom set in Thatcher’s Britain, where a group of diverse students...

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Is London holding student property development back?

The London property boom seems to be cursed and praised in equal measure. Some people think that the London property market is a bubble, which will pop in the next year or two and will do terrible damage to the British economy when it does so. They also claim that the...

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9th Annual Interface Student Housing Conference in Austin, Texas

TCAS Online attended the last 5th of April for the first time one of the biggest industry events in the student housing industry: The InterFace Student Housing two-day conference in Austin, Texas. This is one of the most important and well-attended events in the industry with over 1,200 top industry players which made it an ideal networking-rich environment for professionals in the housing industry.

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NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Chicago

TCAS Online joined this year for the first time the 10th annual 2017 NAA Student Housing Conference & Exposition in Chicago on the 14th and 15th of February. It was a complete success, and we have to thank everybody for those two great and fully-packed days! There...
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Can Plymouth get the balance right?

ENGLISH HOUSING Can Plymouth get the balance right? Stephen Fuery, Marketing Executive, TCAS Online 22nd July 2016 In these turbulent times, the student housing situation in Plymouth may not appear to be that important. Why should we care? Plymouth is just an average...
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Scotland’s Private Housing Act 2016 and Student Housing

SCOTTISH HOUSING Scotland's Private Housing Act 2016 & Student Housing Stephen Fuery, Marketing Executive, TCAS Online 15th July 2016 The Scottish parliament just passed a very important piece of legislation; the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016....
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Brexit Could Hit Student Accommodation Investment

Nobody knows for certain how leaving the EU will potentially impact the UK. The arguments go back and forth and round and round, with many people not knowing who to trust or what to believe. George Osborne recently said that house prices would fall by 18% if the...
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Scandinavian Higher Education – a Good Model?

It is an argument that crops up in many political and economic debates. If you find yourself debating taxes, somebody will point to the Scandinavian model of higher taxes as a shining example. Norwegian justice will often be advocated as a great model of a liberal,...
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Is the London Property Market Cooling?

Recent headlines have claimed that the London property market is cooling, slowing down, flat-lining or in trouble (depending on which newspapers you read). But the truth is a little bit more complicated, and perhaps not as negative.   The data that has triggered...
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News & Events

ASRA 2017 Conference in Brighton

TCAS Online recently attended ASRA 2017, the leading student accommodation conference in the UK and Ireland. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet expert and inspiring industry professionals and entertaining keynote speakers. We also wanted to make the most of...

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9th Annual Interface Student Housing Conference in Austin, Texas

TCAS Online attended the last 5th of April for the first time one of the biggest industry events in the student housing industry: The InterFace Student Housing two-day conference in Austin, Texas. This is one of the most important and well-attended events in the industry with over 1,200 top industry players which made it an ideal networking-rich environment for professionals in the housing industry.

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TCAS Online attends Student Accommodation Conference 2016

“Building Communities is the name of the game” –  Overheard at #Studenthousing The 7th Annual Student Housing Conference this year took place on May 18th at The Congress Centre, London. Record numbers of leading operators and investors were in attendance coming...

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TCAS Online Attends Studentenwerk 2016

The 2016 Studentenwerk Conference was this year held in the historical city of Nürnberg, Germany. The two-day event took place between May 18-19th and saw over 18 exhibitors & 200 delegates in attendance. This was TCAS Online’s second year attending the conference...

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TCAS Online Attends ASRA 2016

Another ASRA Conference has passed and already TCAS Online are crossing off the calendar days until next year's event. This year’s conference was held just ‘up the road’ from TCAS HQ at The Europa Hotel, Belfast. This was TCAS Online’s seventh ASRA and as always the...

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