Month: March 2017

Could UK build-to-rent deliver 240,000 new homes by 2030?

Could UK build-to-rent deliver 240,000 new homes by 2030?

New report suggests that the purpose-built rental market could accelerate the growth of Britain’s property supply at a time when demand continues to rise.   Summary: Build-to-rent could dramatically increase UK property supply by as much as 240,000 units over the next 13 years New developments on prime urban sites could help to revolutionise the… Read more »

Investing in the UK: Economic growth “robust” in 2017

Investing in the UK: Economic growth “robust” in 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond told the Commons in his Budget that the UK’s economy will grow faster than previously predicted in 2017.   Summary: The UK economy is growing faster in 2017 than previously forecast The Office of Budget Responsibility has raised economic growth predictions for the year to 2%, up from the 1.4% it had… Read more »

Ras Al Khaimah property: “Substantial” 5-years ahead

Ras Al Khaimah property: "Substantial" 5-years ahead

As visitor numbers and hotel occupancy rates grew once again in 2016, the emirate’s real estate market is tipped to undergo a huge transformation. Summary: Ras Al Khaimah’s rise as a global tourism destination saw total visitor numbers increase by 10.9% and hotel occupancy rates by 9.8% in 2016 The growth was driven by its… Read more »

New UK property taxes: 4 things GCC investors should remember

New UK property taxes: 4 things GCC investors should remember With several new measures set to come into effect in April, here's how Middle Eastern investors can still enjoy strong returns from British real estate.   As the UK government attempts to revolutionise the country’s property sector, next month sees the introduction of a range of new tax changes that property investors should be prepared... Read more »

Sharp rise in international investors buying regional UK property

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Taking advantage of the current currency window of opportunity, 45% of all commercial investment in regional cities in 2016 came from overseas buyers.   Summary: More international property investors are focusing on key regional UK cities 45% of all regional commercial investment in 2016 was made by overseas investors, totalling £1.1bn A weak pound has… Read more »

UK property market first choice for Asian UHNWIs

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UK beats Singapore to be named property market of choice among Asian ultra-high-net-worth individuals. Knight Frank predicts the UK will continue to attract significant numbers of UHNWIs over the next decade. Summary UK beats Singapore to be named the first choice property market for Asian ultra-high-net-worth individuals London also tops the City Wealth Index, while… Read more »

Article 50 trigger date: What it means for UK property & more

Article 50 trigger date: What it means for UK property & more As Britain formally declares its intention to withdraw from the European Union, here's what could happen to your assets once Article 50 has been invoked.   Do you have Wednesday March 29th penned into your diary? For investors around the world, it’s a date that’s loomed large for over eight months. It’s the day that... Read more »

Property and your pension

shutterstock_283523807 No investment should ever be taken lightly, but when you’re literally making decisions with your life savings, decisions should be thoroughly assessed and scrutinised. Anyone aged 55 and over is able to access their defined contribution pension and use those savings as they choose. We’ve outlined all the options available to you so that you... Read more »