March 2021

3 Secrets About Watford Properties You Wish You Knew

Watford is sometimes said to be the place where London starts and finishes… depending on which direction you’re coming from of course. One thing that definitely finishes at Watford is London’s high house prices. Watford offers property investors significantly cheaper property than London, yet its easy access into London makes it attractive to property buyers and tenants alike. Why Invest in...

[2021] The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide for UK Property Investors

Have you started searching for UK properties, but not sure of the steps for international buyers? Before you start the buying process, download the ultimate guide to buying your first London property which includes answers to most popular questions, including: Can foreigners buy property in London? What is Stamp Duty Land Tax? How much are legal fees? As well as guiding you through the buying...

How do new UK Stamp Duty changes affect overseas buyers?

Stamp duty is paid when buying property in the UK. The tax rate depends on the price of the property price, if the buyer is a first-time buyer and when the property is purchased. There are also additional surcharges for second homes and buy-to-lets, and a new surcharge is coming into place for international investors. When purchasing property in England and Northern Ireland, a new 2% stamp duty...

Can Foreigners Buy Properties In Dubai?

Since 2002, Dubai's real estate market has been open to foreign buyers, and has continued to grow at a phenomenal since. During the rapid growth years in the mid 2000s, it was reported that Dubai was home to almost 25% of all the cranes in the world, which became a symbol of the fast-expanding nation. As one of the most business-friendly countries in the Middle East, many multi-national businesses,...

The impact of the UK Spring Budget on property investors

On 3rd March, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak made the annual Spring Budget announcement. This sets the UK’s financial situation and plans. After an unprecedented year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many measures introduced to support jobs and the economy. There were also a handful of announcements made that will impact the UK property market and some that will likely boost the sector and even...

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