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Looking for the key to successful property investment? Use our 2019/2020 buy-to-let guide yield to find prime pockets of profit and discover which areas aren’t worth the money.  Continued changes in tax relief and greater landlord responsibilities are two factors that may have you wondering if residential investment properties are worth it. To help you... Read more »

More and more South Africansare taking advantage of the favourable rand/sterling exchange rate by using their annual discretionary allowances to move money offshore. Many people are looking at investing in UK real estate on the back of flat-lining property prices that have been affected by the uncertainty of Brexit and the sharp drop in overpriced... Read more »

The latest figures show Liverpool City Region’s Visitor Economy is now worth over £4.9bn, last year welcomed 67.3m visitors to the region and supports over 57,000 jobs. These findings are contained in the latest independent research for 2018 commissioned by the Visitor Economy Team at Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Headline city region-wide... Read more »

AN EMERGING SECTOR The Residential Investment sector is gaining traction in the UK. Investors looking for long-term returns are seeking out the opportunities afforded in the expanding private rented sector, especially purpose-built age-targeted accommodation. The Residential Investment sector, incorporating purpose-built Student Accommodation, investment-grade and purpose-built rented accommodation (PRS) and Senior Living has been expanding rapidly... Read more »

Investing in offshore property can be a daunting decision for South African investors, especially if they ‘do it themselves’ rather than utilising a financial advisor or fund manager. However, because of similar taxation and legal structures, many feel far more comfortable with UK real estate. It is always important to remember, as with every investment... Read more »

By Magnus Heystek* South Africa’s massive investment industry must be secretly very happy with the fact that the decimation of journalism in South Africa, and financial journalism in particular, has led to very poor and superficial reporting on local investment trends. Added to that, is the fact that many media outlets are furthermore hesitant to... Read more »

Rising UK house prices have left many middle-age workers unable to afford a first home, or as accidental renters after a relationship break-up, which is why significantly more older tenants are now renting from a private landlord than they were a few years ago. Given that there is now more of a focus on supporting... Read more »

The United Kingdom offers a variety of real estate investment possibilities and many South Africans are climbing on the investment ladder with less than a R1 million. Craig Illman, from UK-based Propwealth, highlights two investment styles that are popular with South Africans. “There are basically two types of investors; the cash buyer who wants higher... Read more »

Property investment in the UK is an exciting path to take mainly due to its high rewarding potential in the long-term. Even from a non-materialistic perspective, investing in property is extremely stimulating, dynamic, and often attracts individuals with a business mindset. For those with no experience in the field, investing may seem like a piece... Read more »

It’s become a buyer’s market in the United Kingdom, as ‘Brexit uncertainty’ creates opportunities for savvy investors. While UK property prices have flatlined in cities like London, they are still growing in other regions as investors look for yields and value for money. So what does this mean for South African investors looking to get... Read more »

A combination of Brexit uncertainty, crippling deposits, reluctant buyers and a surge in expensive build-to-rent homes will push rents up faster than house prices. Rental rises are set to outstrip house price growth over the next five years as wages recover but financial confidence remains fragile. Tenants will face a 15.9 per cent rise in... Read more »

It’s easy to doubt the UK property market at the moment. Annual growth is currently at its lowest levels in five years. London, arguably the main driving force of the UK property market, is seriously underperforming and the never-ending threat of the unknown in the form of Brexit are all playing their part. Anthony Doyle... Read more »

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