Spring Budget 2021: Key facts for investors

image credit Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out the Spring Budget 2021 on Wednesday 3rd March, here we share the main announcements and key facts for investors that are likely to impact the property market and decisions that are made regarding investment over the coming months.  Budget announcements at a glance There were many welcome announcements […]

Friday News #088 – Real estate firms optimistic due to vaccine

Friday News #087 – 18th of December 2020 Just one week to Christmas and the office phone continues to ring as investors are securing properties and making the most of the exceptional opportunities on offer – there’s been no seasonal drop off in activity in 2020. As the vaccine is rolled out there’s new confidence […]

As a foreign investor, do I need a visa to buy property in the UK?

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No, you do not require a visa to buy a property in the UK as a foreign investor. Though you do not require a visa to buy a property in the UK, there are several considerations to make and factors to be aware of to make the most of your purchase. Here’s a little more […]

Friday News #082 – House price growth rises to 5.8%

Friday News#082 – 6th of November 2020 England is now in lockdown. From the 5th November until 2nd December restrictions have been put in place in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus. Though there are similarities to the lockdown earlier in the year there are key differences such as the property market remaining […]

Can foreigners buy property in Zanzibar?

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The short answer – Yes, foreigners can buy property in Zanzibar. As of March 2018, foreign investors were able to buy offshore property on the beautiful Tanzanian archipelago of Zanzibar. How to buy property in Zanzibar Understanding property ownership in Zanzibar can help when considering investing, here’s how it works:  Long Lease Ownership – Property […]

London Commuter Town Guide on Bracknell

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Savvy investors are always in the pursuit of the next investment hotspot and to be as successful as possible, they need to stay ahead of the UK property market. Record numbers have left London since the lockdown, not just homeowners selling up and buying in the country but tenants too are seeking property in areas […]

Why Zanzibar should be your next investment location

Zanzibar is fast becoming one of the world’s hottest investment locations. Its popularity as a travel destination continues to grow, it remains to be a key trading hub and there are now several impressive developments for investors seeking to catch a market that is ripe for investment. About Zanzibar Located just off the coast of […]

Friday News #077 – Strong recovery in UK housing market, says Nationwide

Friday News#077 – 2nd of October 2020 It can be difficult to decipher where is best to invest in the UK with so much background noise in the media. Whilst it is clear that there is opportunity to be found, deciding which locations have the credentials, stability and the greatest potential for capital growth can […]

Common mistakes overseas investors make when buying property in the UK

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From not having a strategy to buying in the wrong location and trying to cut corners in order to save money – there are several costly common mistakes overseas investors make when buying a property in the UK. In this blog, we highlight the most common investment mistakes and how to avoid them. Not having […]

Stamp Duty holiday – how it will work for buy-to-let

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On the 8th July 2020, in his Summer Statement, British chancellor Rishi Sunak, announced a stamp duty holiday that will run until the end of March 2021. Investors will have likely expected it not to apply to buy-to-let purchases or second homes as the government have only increased taxes and tightened restrictions for lending on […]