Key Findings for UAE Investors Investing in the UK
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Investing in UK property from the UAE
Whether a first-time investment or an addition to your portfolio, investing in UK property from the UAE can seem like a daunting task. However, with expert advice and a solid understanding of the purchasing process, investing in UK property can prove to be a step towards a secure financial future.
For most expats working overseas in places such as Dubai, Kuwait or Saudi Arabia, investment back home is on top of their priority list. Due to the high demand for UK property around the world – purchasing a UK property from abroad can be simpler than it seems. A tip would be to identify experts who can assist throughout the entire purchasing process of a UK property.
UAE Property Trends for 2020
With a falling rental market in the UAE of between 24%-33%, Dubai-based investors looking to alternative markets.
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3 Steps For Your UK Investment When Investing from the UAE
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Fees and Taxes When Buying UK Real Estate from the UAE
As with any investment, if you’re purchasing property in the UK it’s vital to understand both UK and UAE tax liabilities as well as how to structure your investment in an efficient manner. In the case of the UK, taxation liability is determined by a person’s residential and domicile status, so working this out is a sensible first step for overseas investors.
Essentially, an individual is considered a UK resident if they; spend 183 days or more in the UK during a tax year, arrive with the intention of staying permanently or to work in the UK for three years or more. Social and business ties can have an effect on resident status but will largely be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Has Brexit affected UK Real Estate?
Knowing your investment market is one of the most important things you can do in the wider investment process. Despite nearly three years of uncertainty, the results of the 2019 General Election seem to have secured a Government with a firm stance on Brexit.
Data from Knight Frank suggests that nearly 21% of respondents prefer the UK market for their investment, up from 11% in 2018. This is incredible news that has experienced a number of major political events during that time.
Many domestic buyers are more concerned about undersupply in the UK. While it can be a benefit for investors that have already bought – especially those that benefit from increased rental demand in city centres – it does mean that entering the market can have its own unique challenges. This is why it’s vital to work with the right partner, making sure you can take advantage of the potentially lucrative opportunities available up and down the UK today.
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Completed Q3 2017
- Original £ per Sq Ft price: £215
- Avg Sq Ft Growth: +36%
- 1 Beds £110k – £150k = £40k (36% Capital Growth)
- 2 Beds £140k – £190k = £50k (36% Capital Growth)
- Actual Capital Growth Achieved: +36%. Avg Rental Yield: 7.7%
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Completed Q4 2018
- Original £ per Sq Ft price: £282
- 2018 £ per Sq Ft price: £352
- 1 Beds £170k – £215k = £45k (26% Capital Growth)
- 2 Beds £200k – £250k = £50k (25% Capital Growth)
NOW SOLD OUT