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Foreign nationals should be banned from buying more than half of houses in new developments, says Tory MP

Foreign nationals should be banned from buying more than half of houses in new developments, says Tory MP

Foreign nationals should be barred from buying more than 50 per cent of houses or flats in new developments of more than 20 properties, a Conservative MP has proposed. The 50 per cent limit is one of a series of changes put forward in a report by Croydon South MP Chris Philp to boost housebuilding towards the Government’s target of […]

Mideast, Asian buyers dominate prime Central London property market

Mideast, Asian buyers dominate prime Central London property market

LONDON: Buyers from the Middle East and Asia were the biggest group of international buyers snapping up properties in prime central London in the third quarter of this year, according to new research. Middle Eastern investors bought 13 percent of the prime real estate on offer, as did buyers from Asia, according to Hamptons International. […]

Prime Residential Real Estate Outlook in England Points to Slow Growth

Prime Residential Real Estate Outlook in England Points to Slow Growth

Central London prices expected to remain relatively flat in 2018, then start climbing in 2019, presenting an opportunity for investors Prices of residential real estate in prime central London appear to have leveled out, after a 15.2% drop since the city’s peak in mid-2014, according to research from real estate adviser Savills, and expert opinion. Over the […]

UK targets foreign property buyers with capital-gains tax

UK targets foreign property buyers with capital-gains tax

Britain wants to reduce advantages of offshore structures. The UK government plans to introduce a capital-gains tax on foreign buyers of commercial property, potentially disrupting the flow of money into London office buildings in the wake of Brexit. The tax would be levied on gains made by non-residents on sales of all types of UK […]

JPMorgan heads up deal to form €10bn property group

JPMorgan heads up deal to form €10bn property group

Real estate investment trust Colonial has made an offer to buy out rival Axiare Investment bankers at JPMorgan are leading on a takeover that will create a Spanish property investment firm with €10bn in assets under management, in one of the country’s largest real estate deals this year. The Wall Street bank has been named […]

New wave of Asian buyers to rival Arabs in London luxury property market

New wave of Asian buyers to rival Arabs in London luxury property market

LONDON: The high-end property market in London is likely to see a “dramatic” increase in buyers from Asia over the next decade, potentially rivaling more traditional investors from the Middle East, according to a luxury developer. “Our bread-and-butter clients have been from London and the Middle East in the recent years … however I think […]