Throughout the past decade the UK has remained Europe’s top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). Much of this investment has come from overseas investors buying real estate – especially in London. London still remains a uniquely attractive place in which to invest and indeed see potentially substantial gains.
London has always been attractive to investors for many reasons, not least because there are no restrictions on the flow of capital into or out of the UK. Also, London is still considered one of the leading international cities and many investors view London property as a must-have trophy asset.
Through our network of trusted advisors BSB can assist its clients looking to invest in both UK residential and commercial real estate. Our consultants through their extensive local knowledge and contacts can even provide access to properties before they are reach the market.
Property and financing go hand in hand. BSB has established good contacts with both advisers and banks, who can provide finance and advice options to purchasers.
Issues for overseas investors
In the UK the tax position for overseas investors is changeable and has becoming increasingly complex in recent years. It is important that overseas investors consider as early as possible the tax and legal opportunities and obligations their property investment presents. BSB can assist with the tax advice on property investments, the establishment and maintenance of special purpose vehicles to hold property investments, as well as referring clients to our panel of tried and trusted lawyers to handle the transaction. At BSB we can support all aspects of a property transaction.