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  1. British court shuts down dishonest investment clubs

    Posted Jun 08th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... unscrupulous property investment clubs that rip off their members for millions of pounds. It has closed four clubs and will wind up two more shortly. Property investment clubs have flourished in recent ... lenders and rental property management firms. Four companies have been wound up by the High Court in London following Department of Trade and Industry investigations: Mansion Investments, Sterling ...

  2. Property - International - INVESTMENT

    Hong Kong investors take a shine to UK student studio flats

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Moores," said Kerry Yan, business development manager for Asia at Knight Knox. "The residence is located within a huge regeneration scheme named Project Jennifer, which plans to invest £150 ... director of Pineflat, an investment property management firm, is concerned that Liverpool may have a glut of student housing. "There are today 34 large private-sector student housing ...

  3. Property - International - TAXATION

    Council Tax changes in UK may hit Hong Kong property owners

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... and Council Tax levels are simply not a major concern," said Sung. "A month or two of Council Tax is typically not going to place a huge infringement on a property's investment potential." Robert Hadfield, head of investment property management company Pineflat, said Council Tax could reduce returns for landlords, particularly if the amount of tax levied continued to rise, ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Hong Kong investors buy hotels to profit from oil boom in US Midwest

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... which has been advising institutions on property investment in North Dakota, said housebuilders could not keep up with demand because workers preferred to be employed in the oil industry, where ...

  5. Fund designed to draw HK clients

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Door opens for Asians to tap into UK commercial property Local private investors will be offered an opportunity to invest in British commercial property next month. Reading-based financial advisers Ward Consultancy are launching an investment fund in Hong Kong in September. Ward's move reflects a growing trend by financial services companies to launch property funds aimed ...

  6. Shanghai targets British buyers

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London For much of the past decade, the flow of money in property investment has been from east to west, with Hong Kong and mainland investors buying up British bricks ... such as Florida and South Africa, they remain largely shy of the mainland. 'Shanghai is seen as a faraway place. The idea of investing in China is just emerging to people,' Mr Cunningham said. ...

  7. HK buyers lose taste for British real estate

    Posted Oct 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... to a steep fall in the value of Hong Kong investment in the British property market, according to experts. The value of Hong Kong investment in British property halved this year, but estate agents ... estimated Hong Kong net investment in British residential and commercial property would slump to GBP300 million (HK$3.9 billion) this year from GBP500-GBP600 million last year. Most of this money ...

  8. Bonus spending to boost UK market

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... with the launch of new property-related pensions schemes. Since April, pension savers have been able to include residential property in Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) which benefit from tax ... Standard Life, has received GBP1billion in investment for its property SIPP schemes. A survey carried out by online pension provider Sippdeal.co.uk found that two-thirds of its clients wanted ...

  9. British market braces for changes

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... of Pineflat, an investment property management company. 'They might extend HMO legislation down to homes containing two unrelated adults, from the present level of five.' Mr Hadfield believed ... construction during this parliament. About 15,000 homes are scheduled for completion on 100 sites by 2010. The government's pension reforms will encourage more private investment in residential ...

  10. Prime time in London

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... [Middle Eastern] and even American buyers are very prominent. Hong Kong buyers tend to be more noticeable among investment purchasers.' Murray explains that King Sturge has seen a lot ... for investment or buying as a base for their children who are studying in London.' Bailey says that a continuous lack of supply coupled with strong overseas interest will support prices over ...




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