If you’re the parent of a student planning to study at a London university next academic year, the great news is that at least three are featured in The Times’ top five university rankings. 

Unlike some universities however, London campuses like King’s College can occupy multiple sites with less hall-of-residence style accommodation available. This means you’ll need to find your grown-up child somewhere to live.

Your property criteria - safety, value for money, local amenities and travel links - versus your offspring’s - nightlife, shopping and cool-factor - can be challenging. Then there’s the question of whether to find a trustworthy landlord, or buy-to-let a suitable house-share property yourself. 

Fortunately, there’s a Dexters property for both scenarios, with UK and international families alike benefitting from our local property knowledge and our stringent letting regulations.

Take Imperial College, based in exclusive Kensington and Chelsea. For more reasonably priced rentals Earls Court is still walking distance away from the main campus, offering varied accommodation and excellent travel links into central London. Meanwhile, medical students at the prestigious Queen Mary University in Mile End will find student-friendly rentals in East London are generally cheaper. 

If you decide to buy in East London, Jodie Ryan, Manager at of Dexters’ Hackney office, says three and four bedroom properties for sale in Hackney and Bethnal Green will appeal to families and landlords alike, “Your buy-to-let investment now will definitely have sale potential later. Hackney’s strong community vibe should also satisfy your safety concerns, while the proximity of fashionable Shoreditch will appeal to younger family members.”

Contact Dexters for professional advice about finding the very best student accommodation.