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

Portsmouth University ranked 21st in The Guardian University Guide 2020. LUCKY STUDENTS !

June 18, 2019

We are extremely proud of Portsmouth University climbing up the rankings in The Guardian University guide 2020.

In 2012, a mere 7 years ago Portsmouth University were ranked 85th so to now be at the dizzy heights of 21st this Is quite the achievement!

Portsmouth University students benefit from a phenomenal offering of degrees spanning from business to dentistry and beyond.

As graduates ourselves with BSC (Hons), BA, PGCE and an MA in our team we know first hand how many opportunities having a degree can open up.

We look forward to welcoming next year’s tenants who are lucky enough to be enrolled for September 2019 – July 2020 with an impressively ranked Portsmouth University.

Having been providers of student accommodation in Southsea specifically catering to Portsmouth University students for over 10 years, we consider ourselves the clear market leaders of premium living standards available in the city.

It is our intention to continue providing superior student accommodation to students looking to live within walking distance to Portsmouth University.

With a proven track record like ours, it is no wonder James Oliver properties get snapped up early, please act quickly to avoid disappointment.



Its OK not to be OK – Mental health awareness is improving within Portsmouth University Student Housing

April 4, 2019

“It’s OK not to be OK” – The most recent Portsmouth University campaign is held in very high regard by all the team here at James Oliver Properties.

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 Sunday the 1st of September 2019 to enable all move in’s to take place.

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.


Quality Student Housing in Portsmouth & Southsea