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Invest in Overseas Properties

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Looking to buy a completed UK property?

If you would like to buy a flat or house that’s completed in UK, either for your own use or as an investment, now is the time to buy - take advantage of opportunities which exist in the London market.

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 August, 2017, 5:08pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 August, 2017, 5:08pm

With Sterling at a 31-year low, there will be a huge uplift on this side alone. Benefit from low interest rates, and the supply/demand imbalance, which pushes up prices and rentals. You can also start earning income immediately by buying secondary stock.

So, what should you look for when buying a completed property?

  • - Length of lease – check the lease is a reasonable length.  Over 100 years is acceptable.
  • - Age of building – remember that whilst a completed property will not be in the same condition as a new one, you will have the added bonus of being able to add equity by improving the condition
  • - Organise your finances – having an AIP will put you in a stronger position than other buyers as you are ready to go.
  • - Service charge - this is often lower with a slightly older property, potentially increasing the yield. 
  • - Resale potential? - Aspect and view are very important in areas like Canary Wharf, for future growth.  This is easier to judge as the property is completed and can be viewed.
  • - Lastly – move quickly once you’ve put an offer in.

For more information on investing in overseas homes, please contact us at

+852 3759 0909 / irp.hk@ap.jll.com or click here for enquiry.