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Expats Investing In New Areas In UK Property Market

There is mounting evidence that expats are taking advantage of the weakness of the pound to invest in the UK market and that increasingly they are investing outside London and the South East. New research from Liquid Expat Mortgages indicates that there has been a 20% year on year increase in expats ...

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Are You A UK Non-Resident Landlord? There’s Tax To Pay

Expats who rent out their UK property must register with the taxman’s non-resident landlord scheme, says Iain Yule. If you have rental property in the UK but your usual home is outside the UK, your tenants or the letting agents you use will need to operate the non-resident landlord (NRL) scheme. They need to deduct basic rate tax from rental income before they pass it on to you. You can set this t ...

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New Mortgage Range For British Expats

Offshore bank Skipton International has launched a new range of mortgages for British expats. The Guernsey-based bank is offering two new fixed rates For borrowers looking for a remortgage of £300,000 or more, the rate is fixed at 3.99% for five years. Smaller loans between £100,000 and £300,000 come with the higher rate of 4.49% again fixed for five years. Application fees are £999, including a v ...

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UK House Prices, Currencies And The Brexit Factor

As the Brexit trigger was pulled, the reaction of many British expats was to stay on the sidelines, avoid committing to any major new purchases and take the view they wanted to ‘see what would happen to UK house prices’. According to expat mortgage brokers Offshoreonline, however, an equal if not larger number of investors took the view that with sterling sliding up to 15% against the US dollar an ...

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British Expats Find Mortgages For UK Property Elusive

British expats have to look longer and harder to find affordable deals for UK house buying. Problems encountered by expats include having to find much larger deposits than UK-based customers, and higher interest rates and arrangement fees. These come on top of the usual hassles of finding and conveyancing a property purchase from a distance. Lenders may levy early-repayment penalties for expats ...

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New Expat Mortgage Calculator Launched

Skipton International has launched an upgraded online calculator, giving expat mortgage customers a quick guide to loan options. The calculator uses information such as property value and rental income to show customers the maximum amount they would be able to borrow, along with estimated monthly repayment costs, based on Skipton’s mortgage offerings for the requested term. It can also give a mort ...

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Malta In The Med: Home To Property Tax Breaks

The small Mediterranean island of Malta is proving attractive to property buyers and features tax advantages to those who come to live, invest in a home and retire. Having registered the highest GDP growth rate in Europe in 2015 and the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the EU, Malta is making a name for itself which extends far beyond its reputation for sandy beaches, clear waters and lots of su ...

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An Italian Idyll For Property Buyers?

Featuring high on the list of Britons’ favourite retirement destinations, Italy has a highly varied property market for you to choose from in mountains, fertile valleys and seafronts. It is best to begin your home search in Italy as soon as possible. Although good housing is available, it may take some time to find the most agreeable situation – for example, ample space, proximity to ameniti ...

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Sponsored: Buy Your Dream Mountain Home In Switzerland

There are numerous reasons why people consider buying property in Switzerland. It is arguably the world’s ultimate ‘safe haven’ offering political, legal and economic stability as well as the stable Swiss franc, a traditional store of value.  By Alpine Property Search & Swiss Alps Properties Add in Switzerland’s high quality of life, low crime rates, low taxes, outstanding construction, superi ...

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