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...

London Property Market Trends In 2021

Despite the past year being challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the London property market proved remarkably resilient. Buyer demand was at high levels across Greater London as many buyers and investors took advantage of the stamp duty holiday. At the end of 2020, Chestertons’ pipeline of deals in London was 53% higher than the year prior. Buyer enquiries were also up by 49%. With this strong...

What is ‘rental guarantee’ and do I need it?

Renting a property out always comes with risks, and one of the main risks for any property investor is a tenant not being able to pay rent and falling into arrears. Rental guarantee is a form of insurance that covers rent if a tenant defaults on payments. This can provide additional protection and peace of mind.What does rental guarantee cover?Rental guarantee covers rental income for landlords when a...

What does the BNO passport changes mean for Hong Kong buyers?

The UK has opened a new path to citizenship for British National Overseas (BNO) residents in Hong Kong. This BNO visa opened for applications on 31st January 2021. Here we’ll cover who is eligible for the BNO visa, the costs involved, potential tax implications and the impact on property buyers and investors.

[Report] Chestertons London Property Market – Winter 2020-21

The London property market remained remarkably active in the final three months of 2020, despite covid-19 and the uncertainties of Brexit.Chestertons saw a 26% rise in sales between October and December and a 63% rise in the number of agreed tenancies, compared with the same period in 2019.Although the hangover from Covid-19 will be felt throughout 2021 and beyond, and despite the uncertainties following...

Buying A UK Property Made Simple: 10-Step Guide in 2021

Buying a property will probably be one of the most important decisions and biggest purchases of your life and so a careful, organized approach is required if you want to secure your ideal property. To help you navigate your way on this journey, this step-by-step guide will help you with your planning and with understanding the processes involved.  Are you ready? Let's go. Step 1 -...

[2021 Guide] What is UK Help to Buy scheme?

New Help to Buy scheme announced The Government has announced a new Help to Buy scheme to run from April 2021. It is restricted to first-time buyers and includes regional property price caps to ensure the scheme reaches people who need it most. There are no changes to the current Help to Buy equity loan scheme which runs to March 2021. The new scheme will run from April 2021 to March 2023. As with the...

Why Arab buyers are shifting their focus on London property

Middle East investors are snapping up 'zone 2 to 4' London properties, taking advantage of the UK's stamp duty holiday Traditionally Middle East buyers have focused on the prime central zone one area of London. Arab investors are snapping up ‘zone 2 to 4’ London properties, taking advantage of the UK’s stamp duty holiday on real estate valued up to £500,000. That’s according to Dennis...

Compare listings

Compare