Making a viewing trip to the UK

Making a viewing trip to the UK

When you’re ready to make a trip to the United Kingdom to view property, Britain’s hard-working estate agents will be ready to welcome you and viewing property in the UK is super-easy. Read our tips on making the most of a viewing trip, including when to come, how to get around and what to bring with you. 
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Buying in the UK, part two: area guide

The UK property market has something for everyone and all price ranges, whether you want a swish flat in central London, a picturesque cottage in the Cotswolds, perhaps a semi-detached family home in a quiet suburb or a landed period property in the countryside. So, where are the best areas in the UK to buy property?
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What will happen to UK property prices in 2019

After years of solid growth, the British property market faces an uncertain year. But although some buyers will be holding off to see what happens with Brexit, others are seeing it as an opportunity. So what do the leading analysts and specialists predict for UK property prices in 2019, including Rightmove, RICS and the Bank of England?
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Buying in the UK, Part One:

The UK is one of the most appealing locations to buy a property, whether as an investment or a permanent residence. The busy and safe property market is supported by strong property rights and stable local government. The UK boasts some of the world’s great cities, including the reborn Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester and Liverpool. If you haven’t visited these cities for a while you’ll be impressed; they have recovered from their post-industrial past with billion-pound investments in commercial centres, infrastructure and housing. London, boosted by the success of the 2012 Olympics, lays claim to
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Leaving London – the new property hotspots

Until Brexit came along and made every problem seem a bit trivial, one of the biggest issues facing the UK was an overheated London property market. The government responded by forcing some government bodies out to other cities, especially in the north. But many businesses and organisations haven’t needed a shove. Neither have the young people looking to get on the housing ladder. As the London property market has stalled, so the regions are looking relatively attractive for UK property investors too. Here are the new property hotspots outside London.
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Brexit: what Brits coming home need to know

If you’re living abroad but are considering purchasing a house in the UK because of Brexit, either to move back or as an investment, then you might be concerned that you’re not up to date with the British property market. Well, the good news is that everything’s in your favour. Keep reading to find out about market trends, the process of buying a property and key points if you’re moving back.
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Capital Gains Tax in the UK

The British tax office – HMRC – has targeted property investors in recent years. Second home owners, buy-to-let and international investors have all effectively been surcharged, especially with Capital Gains Tax (CGT). What can you do to limit your exposure to Capital Gains Tax in the UK?
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UK property investment options

When looking at your buy-to-let options in the UK, not all rentals are the same. There is a wide choice of lettings that you could offer. Which you choose will depend not only on your budget and personal preferences, but also on how easy it will be to manage the property. Here we analyse a few types of rental, with the pros and cons.
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Luxury property slowdown offers good value for savvy buyers

With Brexit looming and still no sign of a finished deal, luxury property developers are feeling the pinch. The upper end of the property market has long priced out normal buyers, with high-class units selling for eye-wateringly high sums, particularly in London. But, with the number of unsold off-plan homes under construction in the capital sitting at record levels, could there be bargains on the horizon for savvy buyers?
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What are the rental rules in the UK if you’re letting out your home?

Letting out a UK rental property can be a sound investment. According to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, rents could increase 15% in the next five years. So, whether you’re renting out your old home while moving abroad, or you’re already overseas but want to buy again back home as an investment, this could be a great income source for you. However, there have been a number of changes to rental rules recently – and the rules aren’t the same nationwide. Here are the main rental rules in the UK to be aware of.
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Where are the best places to live in Cornwall?

As Poldark‘s fourth series comes to an end, we’ve had another few weeks of our small screens being graced by the stunning scenery of Cornwall. This largely rural region enjoys some of the sunniest weather in the UK, but with relatively lower prices than the Southeast. Here are some of the most popular places for buying a house in Cornwall.
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