Portsmouth Student Property Specialists

We are based locally offering  quality student housing in Portsmouth and Southsea. Having successfully provided student accommodation since 2006 we are rapidly building upon our already enviable reputation as the current market leaders.

In case of any issues, we have a specialist property maintenance team who are on hand to provide a quick, professional solution. We have an ever- expanding portfolio yet we will never allow our growth to compromise delivering the highest possible standards to all our clients.

Latest news

Mental Health Awareness Initiative For Portsmouth University Students

March 15, 2018

Having worked alongside students for over a decade and whilst acknowledging mental health does not discriminate against gender, religion, culture, sexuality, race/ ethnicity, financial background we have encountered increasing numbers of students struggling to overcome stress, anxiety and depression. The local authority of Portsmouth has a number of provisions on offer for anyone seeking help, assistance and recovery from a mental health condition. The first step is often talking about it and we would always recommend linking in with a service as we have witnessed how isolating a battle with mental health can be.

Mind are a national charity and have a specific website targeted at students to assist with coping with exam stress, revision, managing triggers, student lifestyle, support with becoming unwell. There is an abundance of information and helpful links to be explored on the website for those of you interested.  

Student life involves many challenges including meeting and working with new people, exams, deadlines for work and presentations, managing finances, coping with homesickness, balancing the demands of studying with other commitments, maintaining relationships with family and old friends, leaving home, finding new housing and living with new people among many other pressures.

We pride ourselves here at James Oliver Properties on making the transition between previous accommodation (halls of residence or alternative housing) to one of our premium current houses as seamless and stress free as possible. As all of our 4-9 bedroom properties are on a joint and severally liable basis when it comes to moving in day one tenant can come to our centrally based office situated near the Union (6 Lansdowne street, Southsea PO5 4BA) and collect all of the keys. We are going to be open on Saturday the 1st of September 2018 to enable all move in’s to take place between 8.30am and 4.30pm.

It is our intention to ensure all houses provide a safe working space for all our Portsmouth University Students. We fully furnish throughout to a high standard to enable tenants to maximise enjoyment of the facilities. All properties exclusively have double bedrooms, with a desk/ workstation, chair and storage as the happiness of students is at the core of all our decisions at James Oliver Properties. We have an emergency mobile number and a skilled office/ maintenance team at hand to alleviate the stresses and anxiety new tenants face when living in a new environment.


James Oliver Properties – raising money for charity NSPCC

February 13, 2018

Our office manager Matthew Lovejoy has just committed to running the TJ Waste Portsmouth Coastal Marathon on the 23rd December 2018 at 8.05am. Unlike other marathons, this is reliant on tide times to make it across to Hayling Island from the start point (Pyramids in Southsea) and back again so carries a strict 6 hour cut off point for finishing 26.2 miles. We whole heartedly support charitable causes here at James Oliver Properties, especially NSPCC and like to push each other to overcome new challenges. Much like when we were university students we find that setting goals leads to success and breaking that goal down with an effective plan helps to keep focus. Ambition is your only limitation, aim high and you too will be surprised with what can be achieved. We offer the best student housing in Portsmouth and want the best outcomes for our staff and tenants. Priding ourselves on being premium we want to put something back in to the community on a national level. What better way than to show support to NSPCC?

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Portsmouth University Students are highly satisfied according to national rankings

December 6, 2017

It comes as no surprise to us that the national rankings indicate that students of Portsmouth University are among the most satisfied in the UK. We know first hand as Portsmouth graduates ourselves that there is a real drive to provide an outstanding experience and we endeavour to exceed all expectations with our tenants residing within James Oliver Properties housing. Our passion is meticulously maintaining the top spot of providing premium student housing in Portsmouth and Southsea. Everyone who works here is driven to supersede all expectations and sustain meaningful relationships with tenants built on trust and respect.

A quick reminder in case you didn’t receive the email from Portsmouth University- as of Monday the 8th of January you are required to have your student card present for all lectures and seminars to tap in electronically for registration purposes. If you forget your card then this could mean being marked as absent so please have it ready before lectures to prevent a bottle neck of students waiting to get inside! We know how hard you are all working and wouldn’t want you to have your attendance impacted so have taken it upon ourselves to help convey this important message.


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