Buying UK property during coronavirus

Buying UK property during coronavirus

With most estate agents closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, what are your options if you wish to buy a property in Britain or your are already well into the process? We assess how the industry is adapting to the crisis and see how future purchasers can fix their exchange rate.
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Protecting your UK holiday home for winter

With long nights and icy temperatures, winter holds additional risks for our homes. When they’re holiday homes that are left empty during void periods or treated a little carelessly by tenants, those risks multiply. You need to look carefully at your insurance policy! Even better, don’t get into a position where you need to suffer damage and make a claim in the first place. The UK Property Guide’s partner Intasure offer a few tips on keeping your holiday home in Britain safe this winter.
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Returning to the UK: can you claim benefits?

Each year some 600,000 people move to the UK. A large proportion of those are British people coming back. They may have been living abroad for work, for their health, for early retirement, or with their parents. Many of them will be entitled to benefits. But to claim benefits when returning to the UK your first requirement will be to pass the Habitual Residence Test.
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How to access healthcare if you’re moving back to the UK

For many of our readers coming back to Britain after living abroad, one of the concerns is whether they can still access the NHS and other medical services. Fortunately, the answer is a yes, with no time requirement after moving back. Here’s how to access healthcare when returning to the UK, plus what help with costs you could be entitled to.
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What should you consider when buying a flat in the UK?

If you’re thinking of taking advantage of the UK property market by buying a flat, with prices more affordable since Brexit, you’ll find it’s a little different to overseas. For starters, what’s the difference between leasehold and freehold? Here are our top tips on what to consider when viewing a flat in the UK.
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UK prices at least 10% cheaper

With the pound falling by up to 10% against many global currencies in the past three months, buyers from overseas are taking advantage of the decimated prices. And with prices falling in the capital anyway, due to Brexit uncertainty, both returning expats and long-term investors are finding value in the biggest buyer’s market for over a decade. One thing we know, UK estate agents will be thrilled to see you! 
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