Buying property abroad had become very popular with increasing people following their dream buying either a buy-to-let investment property or a holiday home abroad.
As an open market with no capital gain tax to international buyers as well as being a global financial centre, UK offers one of the most attractive property investment markets with competitive advantages, such as growing population with limited new properties, low interest rate, and stable rental market, etc. The advantages of exchange rate over weak sterling pounds draw a large number of foreign investors, especially Chinese into the UK property market.
Among investment properties, the student accommodation market has been outperforming all other commercial and residential properties in the UK. Thanks to fast-growing international students, which account for a sixth of the total UK student population, and the Chinese students by far are the largest group of international students in the UK.
According to Financial Times, student housing has become one of the most coveted property classes. The undersupplied market, plus low vacancy rates and stable yields have lured long-term investors. The Gingko Tree Investment, a Chinese state-owned fund closed a £550m deal in 2013 bought a 40% of Barclays’ stake in University Partnerships Programme. Many developers recently start offering opportunities of secure high yielding and stable student investment property to smaller investors with as little as £50,000. A survey revealed that on top of shortage in purpose-built student accommodation, the quality of university residence is no longer adequate for today’s students, which enable private property owners to capitalise with competitive attractive packages.
With large population of Chinese students in the UK as well as the increasing interest in property investment abroad from China, Live Our Dreams aims to assist Chinese investors to purchase properties in the UK, either for their own children studying in the UK or for buy-to-let investment. With the network of professional service providers and specialists, we are here for help, advice and action, and through the following integrated approach to find and secure the best possible investment property that’s right for you.
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