A woman looks at advertisements in an property agent window in southwest London on August 22, 2016. The new national security law has sparked increased interest among Hongkongers in British real estate, though concerns of a mass exodus of Hong Kong residents to Britain appear to be overblown. Photo: EPA A woman looks at advertisements in an property agent window in southwest London on August 22, 2016. The new national security law has sparked increased interest among Hongkongers in British real estate, though concerns of a mass exodus of Hong Kong residents to Britain appear to be overblown. Photo: EPA
A woman looks at advertisements in an property agent window in southwest London on August 22, 2016. The new national security law has sparked increased interest among Hongkongers in British real estate, though concerns of a mass exodus of Hong Kong residents to Britain appear to be overblown. Photo: EPA
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

Opinion

Nicholas Spiro

National security law is unlikely to spark a surge in UK property investment among Hongkongers

  • Hong Kong investors’ appetite for deals will be determined by how Britain’s property market adjusts to the Covid-19 shock rather than political developments
  • While there are signs UK property, in particular the London market, has been attracting more interest, expectations of a sudden surge in investment are overblown

A woman looks at advertisements in an property agent window in southwest London on August 22, 2016. The new national security law has sparked increased interest among Hongkongers in British real estate, though concerns of a mass exodus of Hong Kong residents to Britain appear to be overblown. Photo: EPA A woman looks at advertisements in an property agent window in southwest London on August 22, 2016. The new national security law has sparked increased interest among Hongkongers in British real estate, though concerns of a mass exodus of Hong Kong residents to Britain appear to be overblown. Photo: EPA
A woman looks at advertisements in an property agent window in southwest London on August 22, 2016. The new national security law has sparked increased interest among Hongkongers in British real estate, though concerns of a mass exodus of Hong Kong residents to Britain appear to be overblown. Photo: EPA
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.