24 11 2020Read article
In a recent blog post, we took a deep dive into UK property from an overseas perspective with a focus on the influx of Hong Kong-based investors who are flocking to our market in droves thanks to its strength and resilience. For this post, we wanted to zoom out a little to look at the appeal of the UK property market through the eyes of international investors from all corners of the globe, not only Hong Kong, and consider what the market might look like in a post-Brexit landscape.
While COVID-19 has pushed the painfully protracted Brexit negotiations into the background of [...]
One of the most reliable indicators of the desirability of specific investment markets is their global standing and reputation. The UK property market remains one of the most sought-after choices for Hong Kong investors, who represent an elite group seeking the highest quality investments, returns and opportunities for portfolio diversification.
But exactly why is UK property such an attractive prospect for Hong Kong-based investors? O[...]
Renowned worldwide for its reliable returns and resilience, the UK property market has proven itself once again against the biggest gamechanger of recent times – COVID-19. As the nation tentatively emerges from the dark times of the past 7 months, even the threat of another lockdown is not deterring property market progress and the future looks bright.
Thanks in a main part to the eight-month stamp duty holiday which means there is no tax to pay[...]
As a city with a global outlook, Liverpool continues an upward trajectory in innovation and regeneration, presenting significant investment opportunities for buy-to-let investors who are looking to maximise their earning potential as landlords.
Since being awarded the prestigious title of ‘European city of culture’ in 2008, Liverpool’s s[...]
As a central city in the Northern Powerhouse that has welcomed huge inward investment in recent years, Manchester boasts a thriving property market and a prime position as one of the UK’s top rental hotspots. 2020 has been another record year with many new developments being completed in response to high demand for residential space.
The fundamentals behind demand for property in the city remain strong and are supported by ong[...]
COVID-19 has transformed working life as we know it, with thousands of employers rethinking the real value of having a physical space and the benefits of having employees work from home. In turn, employees are reconsidering their work-life balance and noting an improvement in their wellbeing and lifestyle when working from home.
With the when and how of work life returning to pre-coronavirus conditions still hanging in th[...]
Since Birmingham was confirmed as the host of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in December 2017, the city has welcomed great financial investment and witnessed exponential growth, regeneration and development.
The CWG is set to be the biggest event ever hosted by the West Midlands region with more than [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world as we know it. This unprecedented series of events has had a dramatic impact on the economy and while the headlines have been all doom and gloom, this shifting economic landscape has actually created new and unexpected investment opportunities for those savvy enough to find them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world as we know it. This unprecedented series of ev[...]
Investors have welcomed the news of a stamp duty holiday announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak in his recent summer statement. The threshold at which stamp duty kicks in was increased from £125,00 to £500,000 – the changes came into effect in England and Northern Ireland on the 8th July and will continue until the end of March 2021. So, what does this mean for investors?
These changes are set to benefit buy to let investors, second home purchases and portfolio lan[...]
All of the most substantial investment portfolios have one thing in common – they have been built around the concept of resilience. Market fluctuations are par for the course with any investment interest, and the COVID-19 situation has emphasised the importance of creating a balanced portfolio through diversification including assets that can hold their strength during more extreme periods.
The pandemic has caused many individuals to reassess their portfolio from both risk tolerance [...]
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