Essential tips for first-time landlords in the UK

The allure of the UK property market has long captivated investors worldwide and Hong Kong residents are no exception. In a recent report, a staggering £10.8 billion of British property now rests in the hands of Hong Kong owners, highlighting a significant surge in interest from the region. Several factors contribute to this phenomenon: The …

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5 Long-term benefits of investing in London property for Hong Kong buyers

The UK’s property market has long been renowned worldwide for its stability and impressive growth potential. It has become an increasingly attractive destination for international investors seeking both security and substantial returns. Among these investors, Hong Kong buyers have shown a growing interest in London’s property market. In this blog, we will explore the top …

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Rent or residence? Cracking the code to London living

For most Hong Kong investors, London’s vibrant streets and thriving business districts beckon with the promise of a fulfilling and rewarding life. However, navigating the intricate world of London real estate can sometimes seem daunting, especially when faced with the crucial decision: rent or buy? Benham and Reeves Hong Kong SAR is here to guide …

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What international students want from a rental: A guide for landlords

Hong Kong investors possess the most valuable property portfolio across England and Wales, with an estimated worth of £10.8 billion, as reported by Benham and Reeves. This staggering figure speaks volumes about the investment prowess of this elite group. International students are a treasure trove for Hong Kong landlords owning real estate in London. These …

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London’s top 5 new developments for Hong Kong investors

Property investors from Hong Kong and Singapore have been showing strong interest in the UK market in 2023, with parts of London remaining firm favourites. Hong Kong investors now own 24,759 homes in England and Wales, valued at £10.8 billion, while Singapore investors own 15,725 homes valued at £7.2 billion. According to the latest research …

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The Importance of location before buying property in London for Hongkongers

London’s real estate market has become a highly sought-after destination for discerning Hong Kong investors, especially when securing prime properties abroad. Recent research by Benham and Reeves sheds light on Hong Kong buyers’ significant influence in the English and Welsh residential property market. This extensive study found that out of the 50 most prominently represented …

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The impact of crossrail on London’s property market: A transformational journey

The Crossrail project, also known as the Elizabeth Line, is rapidly transforming transportation in London. This railway line, stretching from Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood, has reduced journey times, alleviated crowding on existing networks and expanded journey options for commuters. It also plays a vital role in connecting key areas of the …

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Manchester: A booming property investment hub that continues to shine

Manchester, a city with a rich history dating back to the Industrial Revolution, has witnessed a remarkable transformation in recent years, emerging as a prime property investment hub. With roots firmly planted in the textile industry that led the way in the 18th and 19th centuries, Manchester has reinvented itself through extensive regeneration, economic growth, …

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Sterling Place – Discover the charming lifestyle in South West London

Introducing Sterling Place, the most recent project from Barratt London, the largest residential developer in the United Kingdom. Sterling Place is set to revolutionize contemporary living with its 456 brand-new residences, situated on the former site of a printing facility in the Borough of Merton in South West London. Contemporary homes bringing the best of …

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Own a piece of Andermatt Swiss Alps – A rare opportunity in Switzerland

Andermatt offers the best of Swiss Alpine mountain living year-round, nestled between soaring mountains and luxuriant vegetation in Switzerland’s Ursern Valley. It is an integrated holiday destination with luxury hotels, a prime ski resort, a 18-hole golf course, and state-of-the-art leisure facilities that draw a steady stream of Swiss and international visitors. Andermatt’s development includes …

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London square Nine Elms, luxurious living in an urban oasis

The new iconic development by London Square in the recently revitalised neighbourhood of Nine Elms is typical of the developer’s reputation for high-end, opulent residential construction. It offers breath-taking views of the river and the London skyline and is situated at SW11, just south of the River Thames. London Square Nine Elms is a stylish home to escape from the hectic city life without straying too far from the city centre, neighbouring Battersea with historical landmarks, large open spaces, local restaurants, cafes, and retail shops.

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Supply shortage leads to record rents

It seems that rumours of the decline in interest for the London property have been greatly exaggerated. Things are certainly slowing down in terms of sales as a careful re-balancing takes place, but the market is far from the dramatic compression that we experienced after the banking crisis in 2008.

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