I am interested in buying a student accomodation unit, they sell at circa 60K and the net rent roll after the management charges are deducted is about 4K, it is a pooled investment which means that every unit owner gets there share of the total rent roll for the building. I am aware of the big disadvantages, you cant live in it yourself and it cannot be sold on the general propery market only to other investors who wish to buy in later. Also the management charges would be much higher than doing it yourself. However the management look after everything so you dont have to worry about bad tennants etc as it is pooled so you get paid no matter . My thinking is that if you have no intention of selling it then you just take the "reduced rent" and forget about it. They also much cheaper than similar non student appartments, they would be priced at 90K +.