Leaving London – the new property hotspots

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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Top 10 UK tech hubs for international home-buyers

The UK’s digital sector is growing twice as fast as the wider economy.  Furthermore, between just 2014 and 2017, employment in the sector grew by 13%. It’s clear that there are plenty opportunities out there for digital specialists looking to move to the UK. Plenty of well paid opportunities, that is: on average, the average advertised digital salary is 44% higher than a non-digital one. If you’re looking for where to find a tech job in the UK, look no further. We’ve put together a list of the top ten digital hubs with a great quality of life right across the country.
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Five great reasons to invest in the UK (despite Brexit!)

The latest house price data shows that British property prices are on the rise, along with the economy. Yet to hear the press, the UK has gone from being a global powerhouse to a total embarrassment in the course of just two years since the Brexit vote. So who would invest in property in the UK right now?
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Why buy property in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland?

With a Welshman winning the Tour de France last week, the son of a Scotswoman in the White House and Northern Ireland scuppering a smooth Brexit, the three smaller nations of the United Kingdom have been in the news recently. If you’e wondering where to buy property in the UK, they will certainly be of interest to you. 
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Key data for UK property investors

The UK isn’t short of data on the property market. Indeed it might be a case of TMI – too much information – when you consider that at least ten different organisations produce house price indexes. But two official stats are a good place to start when collecting data for UK property investment.
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