Foreign Investor Advice

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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...

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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...

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Common mistakes overseas investors make when buying property in the UK

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 a strategy Some investors sit on the fence for too long and miss countless opportunities,...

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Hong Kong vs UK property market

The world economy has seen widespread fallout from the coronavirus outbreak but other factors such as political unrest and economic uncertainty have led Hong Kong even further away from its reputed status as a free, fair and thriving region and moreover a safe and sure location for investors. Whilst the UK has not been totally unscathed by Covid-19 as lockdown put the economy on pause and Brexit and trade...

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TAX GUIDE – Investing Individually in UK Property for Foreign Investors

TAX GUIDE - INVESTING INDIVIDUALLY IN UK PROPERTY FOR RENTAL PURPOSES *The following information should not be taken as a substitute for specific advice tailored for your requirements. Each individual’s circumstances are different and professional advice should be sought in your country of residence. The following information has been provided by Atul Mehta, partner at Simmons Gainford Group. General...

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