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Where are Property Investors in the Middle East targeting for returns?

In recent years outbound investment from Sovereign Wealth in the Middle East has reduced, however private capital and small institutions continue to invest abroad.  According to property consultants Knight Frank, more than two thirds of capital from GCC countries is invested in the UK Property market despite the current confusion over the political landscape. The ...
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Which UK Cities are Property Investors buying in?

There is good news for those looking to invest in UK Property as attractive opportunities continue to emerge in various UK Cities where potential for growth meets high yields and strong rental demand. Despite difficult conditions for property investors over the last few years, the market offers encouragement and positivity for those looking to expand ...
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Is now the right time to invest in UK Property?

With the Economy subdued, the outcome of Brexit still uncertain and the value of the pound falling, can the UK property market still be attractive to Investors? To many, the answer is a resounding Yes, as many factors come together to create favourable conditions for those residing in the UAE, foreign investors and expats alike ...
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Rental Rates in the UK rise at their fastest for two years

Latest figures show that rental rates on residential property in the UK are increasing at their quickest in more than two years, resulting in average yields for property investors rising to 4.5%, the highest average since 2017.  The Buy to Let Britain report produced by Kent Reliance states that landlords expect a continued uplift as ...
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Which UK Cities experienced the strongest growth in the last year?

Property values in The UK’s major cities saw a rise of 2.1% in the year to May 2019. The UK property market is often considered to have many different markets within one, such is the variation of performance from one city to the next. While prices rose by 2.1% on average, there is a great ...
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UK house prices for April show biggest jump for two years

House prices in the UK grew at their quickest annual rate since 2017 according to latest reports from Halifax.  The findings showed that house prices increased by 5% in the three months to April 2019 in comparison to the three months leading up to April 2018.  The UK property market has not seen such growth ...
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Is UK Property still a good investment?

For many who are eyeing the property market, considering the timing to dip in the market, the signs can be confusing. Alongside the economic uncertainty of Brexit, certain areas have experienced slowing growth while purchases have been subdued. Landlords and buy-to-let investors are dealing with regulatory and taxation changes while owner-residents hold back from moving ...
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Demand for UK rental properties remains strong as three quarters of renters can’t afford to buy

Research conducted by property website Rightmove has given a boost to landlords and property investors as rental demand is expected to remain bouyant as three quarters of UK renters say that they cannot afford to purchase a home. The poll determined that the key motivating factor in renting was because respondents could not afford to ...
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UK Property Market continues to appeal despite brexit uncertainty

With many questions surrounding brexit yet to be resolved, UK Property Investment companies continue to be positive about the outlook with a strong focus on the UAE market. The UK market has been a hugely popular investment for UAE investors, and the uncertainty around Brexit raises questions for both current and prospective investors. Key figures ...
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What are the tax implications for foreign investors to UK Property

Even if you are a non-UK resident or a non-UK domicile investing in UK property, there may still be tax implications you need to understand. It is recommended that all investors in to UK property should take tax advice. Stamp Duty Land Tax Commonly known as stamp duty or stamp duty land tax, this is ...
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