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Is the London property market ready to banish the Brexit blues?

Is the London property market ready to banish the Brexit blues?

Despite a lingering mood of uncertainty, many experts expect the capital to ride out the anticipated turbulence Imagine watching a time-lapse film showing the changing face of London’s skyline. An endless succession of construction sites would appear alongside the River Thames, cranes and diggers coming and going, gleaming steel and glass buildings rising into the […]

Overseas buyers snap up majority of exclusive London homes

Overseas buyers snap up majority of exclusive London homes

Proportion of foreign investors targeting high-end postcodes at 5-year high Overseas investors snapped up more than half of all properties for sale in London’s most exclusive postcodes in the last half of 2017 as buyers took advantage of big discounts in areas such as Belgravia and Kensington. The proportion of homes in the capital’s “prime […]

South African investors looking to the UK property market

South African investors looking to the UK property market

South Africa’s dramatic economic fluctuations have sowed uncertainty in certain local investment markets, and paired with a consumer price pinch, many investors are now looking abroad for property investment opportunities. “During 2017 we saw a steady decline in the residential and rental markets, despite periodic reprieves. Certain markets certainly defied buyer weariness, however they were largely […]

UK to introduce foreign owners’ property register

UK to introduce foreign owners’ property register

Britain will introduce a public register that will compel foreign companies which own or buy property to disclose their ultimate owners in a bid to crack down on money-laundering, the business ministry said on Thursday. London property in particular has attracted foreign buyers in recent years thanks to its mix of top-end apartments, luxury penthouses […]

MALAYSIAN FUNDS BUY LONDON’S BATTERSEA FOR $2.2B AND MORE ASIA REAL ESTATE HEADLINES

MALAYSIAN FUNDS BUY LONDON’S BATTERSEA FOR $2.2B AND MORE ASIA REAL ESTATE HEADLINES

Two Malaysian state-backed funds have said they will buy Battersea Power Station in a deal that values it at around £1.6bn – making it the biggest property deal carried out in the UK. The terms of the deal value it ahead of the UK’s biggest ever property transaction, the £1.28bn sale of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper in the City last year, which was acquired […]

Taxing times ahead for the UK: how to advise clients

Taxing times ahead for the UK: how to advise clients

To understand what tax changes have been brought in. To list the various measures affecting the advice process when it comes to tax. To ascertain how to advise clients about property disposals. The UK has been expanding the tax exposure and compliance burden of overseas investors in UK property. November and December 2017 saw the announcement […]

Property remains preferred 2018 investment asset for UAE residents

Property remains preferred 2018 investment asset for UAE residents

The annual YouGov survey conducted by IP Global, a leading full-service property investment company, has confirmed that property remains the preferred investment asset by UAE residents, with 40 per cent of residents planning to invest in property in the UAE and 18 per cent planning to do so overseas in the next year.  In a […]