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Overseas buyers urged to use independent lawyer

People planning to buy a property abroad are being urged to use an independent lawyer – and a different one from the seller. In the...

Taxes in Portugal

Are there any tax advantages to moving to Portugal or investing in Portugal? Currently the Portuguese government is actively encouraging overseas investments; has put in...

Purchasing Property in Portugal

Once settled on a property you desire to buy: as a non-resident of Portugal you will first need to obtain both a tax number...

Right-Wingers Blame Expats For UK Housing Crisis

Tory policy shapers are blaming UK expats who buy homes to rent out while living abroad as one of the causes of the housing...

Pick The Wrong Property Project And Lose Money

Investing in property improvements can be a waste of money if home owners choose the wrong project. Whether a home is a buy to let...

Luxury Global House Prices Rise By 4.8% In A Year

Luxury house prices around the world are going up, according to new data. In the first three months of 2018, the average cost of prime...

Buy To Let Still Commands Huge Profits, Says Lender

Buy to let landlords pocket an average return of £6,500 a year from a typical £246,000 investment property, according to new research. Despite suffering a...

Sunshine City To Ban Renting Out Holiday Apartments

Property investors on the sunshine island of Mallorca face a ban on letting apartments to tourists. The local authority in Palma, the capital of the...

What Sort Of Home Can You Buy For $1m?

A million dollars may sound a lot, but you don’t get that much bang for your buck when buying a luxury home. If you have...

Londoners paying at least 4 times more Stamp Duty than the...

London Central Portfolio has carried out detailed analysis of residential Stamp Duty returns for 2017. This includes the new Additional Rate Stamp Duty (ARSD)...

UK Property Taxes For Expat Investors

Hundreds of British expats like to keep a toehold in their home country by investing in buy to let property. British property offers a stable...

Where Property Investors Made A 27.4% Return Last Year

Property prices worldwide are still slowly increasing in the most attractive cities for investors, while home values are standing still or falling elsewhere. The Chinese...

UK Homes Rise In Value By 5% In Past Year

The price of an average British home increased by just under 5% in the year to January 2018, according to official figures. Although house prices...

Buy To Let Landlords Pocket £16 Billion A Year In Rents

Buy to let landlords are collecting around £16 billion a year in rent from private tenants, according to an analysis of official data. More than...

Pensions And Property Boost UK Household Wealth

Soaring pension and property values have helped boost UK household wealth by a massive £1.7 trillion, according to official figures. Households in Britain had a...

Are Expat Landlords Paying Too Much CGT?

Married expat buy to let owners can save tax by switching ownership share with a spouse when ditching investment their properties. Special rules allow spouses...

Do The Numbers Stack Up For Property Pensions?

Property has been the foundation of retirement financial planning for a hopeful generation - but do the numbers stack up? As house price increases and...

Ombudsman Rejects IFA’s Cyprus Property Investment Claims

The Financial Ombudsman has reinforced the responsibility of pension advisers recommending overseas property investments when transferring funds into a SIPP. The ruling came from a...

Workers Believe Property Generates More Wealth Than Pensions

An increasing number of retirement savers believe investing in property will make them richer than putting money into a pension. According to official figures, 49%...

Rising Costs May Force Landlords To Give Up Buy To Let

A letting agent trade body is warning a squeeze on profits from increasing tax and licensing costs could force many landlords to give up...