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Property in the UK offers an opportunity to build wealth and benefit from monthly cash returns in sterling. While setting up a company as a hedging strategy helps guard against the uncertain economic climate in South Africa. Why South Africans are taking their businesses to the UK It’s all about stability, along with one of... Read more »

An “unexpected mini-boom” has pushed average asking prices in the property market to a record high, according to the latest monthly figures from Rightmove. New housing market figures for July 2020 have provided further encouragement for property investors prioritising capital growth, with an “unexpected mini-boom” pushing prices to a record high. The Rightmove House Price... Read more »

9th July 2020

Rental Demand Surges

Newly released figures from Knight Frank have revealed that activity in the lettings market has rebounded in the four weeks since the property market re-opened on 13th May. According to the data, the number of valuation appraisals for lettings properties in the week ending 6th June was the highest number on record and 19% above... Read more »

As the UK property market sets its sights on recovery from Covid-19, Savills has made some predictions about what the coming years could bring, including strong house price growth in north-west England. Covid-19 came out of nowhere and caused major disruption to every sector of the UK economy – the housing market included – during... Read more »

The recent volatility of the Rand has led many people to seek offshore investments, which offer both stability and foreign currency returns. Understandably, many South Africans either believe it is too expensive, or impossible to invest in property assets offshore. As investing offshore can be daunting for many, the most important aspects are to understand... Read more »

As the United Kingdom property market starts to recover post Brexit, investors and developers are looking at creative ways, both to receive the highest possible yield and to finance their properties for the next decade. Propwealth, a UK-based property company run by South Africans, highlights three affordable options that are proving very popular with local... Read more »

It will soon be easier to move up to R10 million out of South Africa without intense scrutiny from the SA Revenue Service (Sars). Finance minister Tito Mboweni said “financial emigration” will be phased out by March 2021. Rather than prohibiting all foreign exchange transactions except for a list of those allowed – as has been... Read more »

With the resurgence in residential property investing in the United Kingdom, many South Africans are opting to move their offshore allowances into this asset class.There are many ways to buy property in the UK, and now with people’s inboxes becoming inundated with offers from agents selling their wares to overseas investors, it’s useful to know... Read more »

As a new decade dawns, many South African property investors are wondering what the UK has to offer in terms of both returns and capital growth. As we move into the Brexit phase of the UK and “normal life” is now returning after the  prolonged deadlock in Westminster, there is a definite sense, in the... Read more »

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 »

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