Student Gaff is the web site for Habib Phillips and Sudic Properties, specialists in student accommodation in Selly Oak in Birmingham.
The idea for the student property business started when Adam Phillips studied at The University of Birmingham. He approached Bert and Mark and together they formed a partnership with the objective of providing good student accommodation which was to a high standard. This has been achieved due to their own maintenance team which is continually looking after the properties.
Bert, Adam and Mark pride themselves as being experienced landlords and they ensure that any problems that may arise with the properties are dealt with efficiently and with minimal disruption to the tenants. They have a very good reputation in Birmingham as being top landlords and this can be seen by the fact that the majority of their tenants stay in the properties for a few years.
All of the properties are within walking distance to Birmingham University.
Every house has a gas safety certificate and fitted with smoke alarms.
Meet The Team
Adam was a student at the University of Birmingham where he studied Accounting and Finance.
During his 2nd year he decided that it would be a great idea to purchase a house to rent to other students. Together with Bert & Mark over the years they purchased a number of properties and it became a successful business.
One of Adams first tenants went on to be his wife, Anna. They have now been married for over 10 years and have 3 children, who they hope will one day go to Birmingham University!
Adam qualified as an accountant with BDO Stoy Hayward and now is a DIrector at Uptown Events.
Bert was a student at Middlesex University where he studied Business Studies. From a young age, he was buying flats and houses in London and renting them to local students. This progressed to Birmingham after meeting Adam, a student in the university and together they noticed the great need for nice, but affordable student properties. Bert is also a Director of Uptown Events Ltd, a London-based event specialist. Bert is married and has 2 boys.
Mark has been an investor in properties for over 20 years, buying flats in North London and renting them to students and local professionals. At first the thought of buying student properties in Birmingham over 100 miles from home seemed like a crazy idea, but with the combined experience and knowledge of his 2 partners, Mark and helped to transform Student Gaff into a brand name amongst students in Birmingham University. Mark is married and has twin girls. Mark is also a Director at Uptown Events.