How to buy at a British auction

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. Cash...
The British UK buying process – using an estate agent

The British UK buying process – using an estate agent

Buying property in the UK has its ups and downs. One upside is the low cost, but the downside is the nightmare of gazumping. Here is how you normally buy a home via an estate agent in the UK. Offer and acceptance The process of buying a property in Britain is...
The vital importance of your exit strategy

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...
The Great British Seaside, where the sun shines on investors

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...

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