The key benefit of renting to sharers is the possibility in an increase of rental yield. For example, a two bedroom property where the rooms are let on an individual basis can see an increase of around 15% on the gross rent payable, meaning increased profits to the landlord. Sharers are generally looking to split the rent based on the number of rooms, meaning that budgets can be a little more flexible than for a single family.
Also, students will generally take on a full year tenancy, with Student Haus aiming to let properties from 1st July to 30th June the following year, meaning that you get a full years tenancy. If the property is well maintained and in an area attractive to students, landlords are unlikely to see extended void periods.