Friday News #086 – How to make sense of the contradictory house price headline

Friday News#086 - 4th of December 2020 The frenzied property market continuously reported on by the media is largely focused around country houses and in many ways is creating a distorted picture in the media.  The properties we recommend to our investors are within areas seeing continued and sustainable growth – where investors can secure properties at a good price as the market leans in the...

Friday News #085 – Housing market set for busiest Christmas in more than a decade

Friday News#085 - 27th of November 2020 Activity levels remain high as we enter the final few days of the second UK wide lockdown, Christmas is less than a month away and all indications point to there being no slowdown in the market whatsoever. If you’re planning for future investment, diversifying or scaling your portfolio we have access to new opportunities that could be a perfect...

Friday News #084 – Advice to landlords on how to prepare for possible CGT change

Friday News#084 - 20th of November 2020 Another week in lockdown has passed by in the UK and the property market remains open and continues to be buoyant despite wider restrictions. Whilst some are racing towards meeting the stamp duty holiday deadline, and we do have options for investors that will complete in time, there is a logic in not being caught up in any frenzy and considering options that...

Friday News #083 – Tenant demand surges in the west of England

Friday News#083 - 13th of November 2020 Traditionally at this time of year, the property market experiences a gradual seasonal slow-down in the run up to Christmas, however, following an exceptionally busy summer and despite the second national lockdown the UK property market is continuing to see high levels of activity. Landlords are rightly seeking opportunities outside of the usual hotspots,...

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

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 info on buying property in the UK as a foreign investor. Buying property in the UK as an overseas investor The UK openly welcomes...

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 very much open for business during what is being dubbed Lockdown 2. Entering a market...

Friday News #081 – Act fast or you may miss stamp duty deadline, homebuyers warned

Friday News#081 - 30th of October 202 It is increasingly clear that investors who wish to make the most of the UK’s current Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday need to act with relative haste to ensure the discount is secured. Our team are ready to guide investors on where and what to purchase, and if you’re looking outside of the UK we have a hot new investment prospect for you. Here’s what we’ve...

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Can foreigners buy property in Zanzibar?

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 in Zanzibar is usually sold with a...

Friday News #080 – Don’t leave it too late for buy-to-let

Friday News#080 - 23rd of October 2020 With property transactions currently taking considerably longer to reach conclusion, multiple lenders and news outlets have this week encouraged buyers hoping to make the most of the stamp duty holiday to secure a property as soon as possible. Here’s what we’ve seen in the news this week: Don’t leave it too late for buy-to-let: Guernsey registered...

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London Commuter Town Guide on Bracknell

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 outside of London which offer an easy commute back into London for the days when they’re...

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