Key Findings for UAE Investors Investing in the UK
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Investing in UK property from the U.A.E
Whether a first-time investment or an addition to your portfolio, investing in UK property from the U.A.E 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.
3 Steps For Your UK Investment When Investing from the UAE
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With our local international experts to discover the right investment for you
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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.
How has Brexit Affected UK Real Estate?
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the UK looks set to maintain its position as a leading investment market for international buyers.
In a recent survey by Knight Frank of 155 leading property investors, 21% of the respondents said the UK was their preferred investment market, up from 11% the year before. This is excellent news for a market that remains robust despite the political shifts over the last two years. The UK is still recognised as a strong overseas investment target, with the primary reasons for investing in the UK being potential rental yields (43%) followed by its stability (32%).
For the UK, undersupply highlights a much more pressing issue. Over half of the surveyed investors (55%) in Knight Frank’s research identified their main challenge as ‘lack of stock’ when investing in the UK, with only 15% citing geopolitical uncertainty as a constraint. These statistics all demonstrate the strength of the UK’s investment potential right now. Opportunities available are still attractive, particularly in regions that are driving new investment and redevelopment.
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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Est. Completion 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