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15 Jan 2014 Investors Advised To Focus On Commercial Property

Investors should focus on commercial property in 2014, as industry experts predict that commercial property funds will deliver solid returns on investments, reaching a double-digit value. Private investors should realise the potential of the sector, with UK commercial property particula...

18 Dec 2013 Foreign Property Investors To Pay Capital Gains Tax In 2015

It has been a dynamic year for the British property market and it looks as if things are set for even more changes in 2014. As construction picks up and the residential property market becomes active again, many experts warn that there might be a possible housing bubble looming. But the...

27 Nov 2013 Number Of Estates Paying Inheritance Tax To Double In 2016/2017

The number of British families that will have to pay inheritance tax is going to soar over the next five years, and the total number of estates affected by the tax is set to double from 2012 figures, the Daily Telegraph reported. In 2012/2013, 21,000 estates fell under inheritance tax r...

13 Nov 2013 British Property Tax Highest Among Most Developed Countries

British taxpayers are charged with the highest property taxes in comparison to other countries from the developed world. In fact, UK property taxes are almost twice as high as the average in countries in the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a new report by think tan...

30 Oct 2013 Things You Need To Know Before Buying To Let

Investing in property is a great option for many people, and as property is a valuable asset with staying power, it is hardly surprising that it is present on most investors´ portfolios. As demand for housing keeps rising, many investors turn their attention to buy-to-let property...

02 Oct 2013 Property Investment Through Sipps Explored

Adding property as an asset for self-invested personal pensions (Sipps) is not unusual, and is already a common practice among investors. However, property has been brought into the spotlight recently for two reasons: the proposed definition of commercial property as a non-standard asset, and t...

26 Jun 2013 Investors Turn To Property Again

Investors seem to be directing their attention back to property, and many experts are convinced there might be opportunities for high-yield returns in the market outside London and the traditional prime asset locations. Specialists claim that property is now back in investors´ por...

22 May 2013 More People Seek Help For Inheritance Tax Planning

The number of people who seek professional advice on how to reduce their inheritance tax is on the rise, following the government´s announcement that the threshold - assets of £325,000 or £650,000 for married couples - over which inheritance tax is charged at 40% would be frozen until 2...

27 Mar 2013 Government May Allow SIPPs To Hold Residential Property

The UK government plans to simplify rules related to assets held in self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs) and may soon allow the conversion of unused commercial properties for residential use by pension investors in their funds should Budget proposals be given the go-ahead. At present...

27 Feb 2013 Majority Of UK Landlords View Their Rental Income As Supplementary To Pension

Many landlords in the UK are likely to use their property investments as retirement income, property news portal PropertyWire reported citing new research. The vast majority (84%) of single property and portfolio landlords participating in the recent BM Solutions/BDRC Continental survey...

23 Jan 2013 Overseas Purchases Of Central London New-Build Property Rose In 2012

The value of international purchases of new-build property in central London jumped by almost a quarter to £2.2 billion in 2012, from £1.8 billion the previous year, data from property consultancy Knight Frank showed last week. According to the consultancy´s International Reside...

27 Dec 2012 Foreign Investment Drives 25% Hike In Value Of London Real Estate Deals

Foreign investors helped to push up the value of property deals in UK´s capital by a quarter in 2012, according to new research from real estate advisory group Cushman and Wakefield. London saw sales of offices, shops and hotels hit £13.6 billion this year, the strongest level since 2007...

14 Nov 2012 Investors Show Renewed Interest In UK Regional Cities

There has been a rebound in interest in regional real estate in the UK over the past 12 months, Jonathan Baines, of real estate specialist Colliers International, wrote in the South China Morning Post on Monday. According to Baines, the renewed interest in properties in regional British...

03 Oct 2012 Investor Interest Boosts Value Of UK Country Homes In Top Price Brackets

Demand from local as well as foreign investors has helped push the value of UK country houses in the top price bands in the third quarter of the year, according to Knight Frank´s latest Prime Country House Index. There has been a growing number of buyers from London that are looki...

01 Oct 2012 Investor Demand For Diverse Income Supports UK Alternative Property Sector

The sector of alternative commercial property in the UK has benefited from investors' appetite for more diverse and secure income, with capital values falling less than in the traditional sectors so far this year, the latest monthly index of commercial property services firm CBRE showed last week.

29 Aug 2012 UK Housing Investment May Offer 3% Annual Return In 2012-2025

Investment in housing in the UK could bring a projected real return of about 3% a year between 2012 and 2025, according to a new report by PwC, cited by PropertyWire.com.

08 Aug 2012 Investment In UK Commercial Property Falls In Q2

Investment in offices, shops and warehouses in the UK dropped to a new low in the three months to June as property values fell below those in Ireland last week, according to the latest index by IPD (Investment Property Databank) published on 1 August.

01 Aug 2012 Greek Investors Seek Security In UK Property

The uncertain banking system in Europe and Greece in particular has forced Greek investors to look for an alternative, with many cash-rich Greeks seeking security in the British property market, Greek daily Kathimerini English Edition reported on Saturday.

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