Should you get a building survey done in the UK?

Should you get a building survey done in the UK?

Buying a home overseas is one of the biggest purchases most of us will ever make. At a time when you’re spending a considerable sum of money, forking out for a building survey – which isn’t mandatory in the UK – might seem like another expense you could do without. Read More...

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London’s prime property market

As one of the most vibrant and iconic cities in the world, London’s popularity with property buyers is guaranteed. Add high salaries, a lack of development space, strict planning laws and a penchant for a garden to this demand and it’s easy to see why property prices are so high. Read More...

How to buy at a British auction

In many countries auctions are the main way of buying property. In the UK, however, despite the TV show Homes Under the Hammer being a mainstay of daytime TV, it is still relatively rare. For buyers from overseas, property auctions can make particular sense. Read More...

The vital importance of your exit strategy

When you’ve boarded the plane to the UK to look at property, why will the captain insist that you read the emergency card and listen to the safety briefing? Because accident investigators have analysed what people do in an emergency and found this: around 10% of people completely freak out and just sit there screaming. Three quarters of people are paralysed by fear or struck by a strange apathy as their stressed brains shut down. Just 15% of people act calmly and rationally to plot their escape. Read More...

The Great British Seaside, where the sun shines on investors

Over the next six months from Faro to Fethiye British tourists will be taking a break from the beach, sheltering from the sun under estate agent awnings, turning to their significant other and saying: “Darling, have you seen how cheap these properties are! Shall we buy one?” Read More...

Your 90-second guide to “The Northern Powerhouse

Since George Osborne was unceremoniously fired by Theresa May last July as Chancellor, the words northern and powerhouse have not been heard so often on the news. But the investment, political change and high speed rail link that are the centrepieces of the policy continue. Read More...

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