The Best Beds for Student Accommodation for Landlords to Save Money
First added 10th June 2021
By Sophia Rimmer
5 min read
If you're a landlord looking to rent your property, letting to students may seem like the right solution. After all, when you rent to students, you can be sure of high demand and long rental periods which results in high yields.
However, letting to students also comes with disadvantages. You need to consider how they're likely to suffer more wear and tear. Students commonly like to party and socialise. The least of their worries is going to be looking after the furniture for landlords, regardless of their deposits!
With that in mind, this article aims to help landlords find the best beds for student accommodation, both in terms of budget and practicality. Spending less on furnishing student accommodation will reduce the worry of the furniture getting damaged, so budget-friendly beds are a great place to start.
Budget Beds for Landlords to Save Money
Landlord furniture, especially for student accommodation, should be cost-effective, good quality and durable. For example, you'll not only want to attract students with stylish bed frames but also ensure they're built to last or cheap enough to replace without issue. Here, we've put together our list of the best beds for student accommodation.
1. Chadwick Metal Bedframe
Landlords can purchase our double Chadwick Metal Bedframe in black for just £149. This is a fantastic option for price-conscious landlords who need to furnish a large student house. A value metal bed is highly suitable for student properties as it's long-lasting, easy to clean and won't show signs of wear and tear quickly.
2. Donaldson Metal Bedframe
Our double Donaldson Metal Bedframe in white is a more feminine option. It's pretty and stylish, perfect for a female student house. Again, this bed is just £149. If the student house is short of space, light coloured furniture is more appropriate as it maximises space in a bedroom. With solid slats, the bed is also hard-wearing and therefore ideal for student accommodation.
3. Ronney Wooden Bedframe
Our double Ronney White Wooden Bedframe is fantastic value for money at £199. A wooden bed frame is ideal for a student bed as it is strong and will last many years. This minimalist, stylish bed comes in a wide range of sizes from single to king-size. There is one to suit all-sized student rooms. When renting student property, landlords typically want to make the most out of a box bedroom, so single beds are often a great choice.
If you prefer to keep the bedroom furniture in student housing natural hues of wood, you can also shop the Ronney Wooden Bedframe. All the beds from the Ronney collection are excellent for student accommodation as they are made from durable wood, providing great value for landlords.
4. Grey Divan Base
For landlords looking for furniture with extra storage options, a divan-based bed is a good option for student accommodation. Divan beds have built-in drawers. This means students can store clothes and books and spare bedding with ease. Storage beds can help save landlords money, as it means they can spend less on storage solutions such as wardrobes or a chest of drawers. Our double Grey Divan Base is just £150 and comes with sturdy, single-wheeled castors.
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5. Grenham Faux Leather Ottoman Bedframe
An ottoman bed frame is another useful storage solution for student properties. The mattress lifts allowing students to store their belongings underneath.
Our Grenham Faux Leather Bedframe is a modern contemporary style that will make any student bedroom look sleek and stylish. This style in a double bed is just £219. Faux leather is a more appropriate material than fabric for landlord furniture, as tenants can easily wipe away any spillages without causing stains.
The Cost of Student Accommodation Furniture
Furnishing a student house can cost landlords a fortune. Most students will expect fully furnished student accommodation, so it is up to landlords to shop around and find the best prices. A property with at least 3 bedrooms, a lounge, and a kitchen is ideal for students as they most probably want to share and live with their friends. This is great for landlords as it means fewer properties to visit regularly and look after. On the other hand, it is not so great when it comes to buying new beds and other student accommodation furniture.
Landlord Furniture Checklist
Here is a checklist to help landlords fully furnish a student house:
- Beds and mattresses
- Washing machine
- Fridge and freezer
- Kettle, toaster, and microwave
- Flooring: vinyl, laminate, wood, or carpets
- Curtains or blinds
- Light fittings
- Desk and chair for each bedroom
Top Tips to Help Landlords Save Money Furnishing a Student House
Here are a few smart ways landlords can get the most value for money when renting their student house.
Landlords, opt for wood or laminate flooring as it can be easily maintained, and students can easily wipe away stains or spillages. Carpets can stain quickly and will cost a lot of money to frequently replace.
2. Smart Lighting
Smart lighting is a new technology that will enable tenants to control the lighting from their smartphones. This can save you money on the electricity bill as if someone goes out and forgets to turn the lights off, they can do it when they are out and about. You can also opt for automatic lighting in areas such as kitchens and bathrooms.
3. Shop Around
Before furnishing a student property make sure you shop around to find the best value for money furniture. Don’t buy all your furniture from one place because it is convenient. Instead, spend some time and save money. Also, remember not to compromise on quality to reduce the risk of damage and replacement costs.
4. Keep In Contact With Your Tenants
To ensure your property is being looked after by students, keep in regular contact with them. Make sure you deal with any problems they notify you of promptly. You want students to respect your student house and furniture, so it is important you are a helpful and professional landlord.
5. Find Trusted Tradesmen
Cost and maintenance for landlords who own properties can be extremely expensive. That’s if you are unable to do the work yourself. When buying rental property in a new area, spend some time getting to know the local tradesmen. By building a relationship with them, you will be able to trust they will effectively complete the work.
Of course, there are plenty more ways in which landlords can save money, we have listed just a few. We hope you have found them useful. If you’re a landlord looking to buy a range of student bed and mattress sets to furnish your student house and need more information and advice, please contact our friendly customer service team. We are always happy to help you find the best student accommodation furniture.
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