Investing in UK property

The UK is a
Global
Property
Hotspots

Positivity towards the UK property market from overseas investors has created a high demand for income generating opportunities across a range of high-performing sectors.

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Globally recognised market
Since 1996, average UK property
prices have increased by
304%
while the FTSE All Share
climbed by 270% (FT).
Since the start of 2018,
overseas investors have invested
£26.9 billion
in UK property.
Investment from investors based in Asia has reached
£4 billion
so far in 2018 (Savills).

Globally
recognised market

UK residential buy-to-let property is widely considered lower risk and less volatile than stocks and shares.

The tangible nature of bricks and mortar and its ability to significantly outperform stocks, has made investment in UK property highly desirable for investors.

As a result, there has been an increase in the volume of overseas investors looking to capitalise on demand for rental property across a variety of UK asset classes.

Since 1996, average UK property
prices have increased by
304%
while the FTSE All Share
climbed by 270% (FT).
Strong capital
growth potential
Current favourable exchange rates offer overseas investors better value for money.
12.6%
average UK house price growth forecast between 2018-2022 (JLL).
Average house price growth in Liverpool is projected to rise by
19.3%
between 2018-2022 (JLL).

Strong capital
growth potential

With property prices in London now at peak levels, stagnant growth potential has forced investors, renters and buyers to look further afield for better value for money.

Regeneration projects and investment in infrastructure across the UK have contributed to steady growth in the regions, with demand for property increasing in key locations faster than the current rate of supply.

With regional cities offering some of the best growth potential and returns on the market, international buyers now see the value of investing outside of London.

Current favourable exchange rates offer overseas investors better value for money.
Attractive returns
Rents in Luton
A popular London commuter belt town - climbed by 3.9% between Q2 2017 and Q2 2018 (LendInvest).
10.3%
average rental growth forecast in Greater London over the next 5 years (JLL).
17.6% rental growth
projected over the next 5 years in Manchester and Liverpool (JLL).

Attractive returns

In recent years, emerging locations including Northern Powerhouse cities and London commuter belt towns, have enabled investors to achieve higher yields, with rental returns outperforming London’s buy-to-let market.

A widescale undersupply of property in the UK has also allowed alternative markets, like student property, to emerge as a high yielding alternative to traditional buy-to-let. With 11 universities ranked in the world’s top 100 and student numbers climbing year-on-year, the evergreen nature of this asset class has underpinned demand to create attractive returns for investors.

Rents in Luton
A popular London commuter belt town - climbed by 3.9% between Q2 2017 and Q2 2018 (LendInvest).
Unprecedented demand
Since 1991, the number of renters aged between 16 and 34 has increased from 56% to 73%.
22%
of all homes in the UK are occupied by private sector tenants.
Rents are forecast to rise by
15%
over the next 5 years (CWD).

Unprecedented
demand

The number of people who own their own property has declined steadily over the last 20 years. High house prices, weak income rises, and an overall lack of housing has seen homeownership levels dwindle.

An overall lack of affordable housing has seen people gravitate towards the private rental sector, with 22% of all homes in the UK now occupied by private renters.

As the number of people renting a property reaches an all-time high, investors can capitalise on the demand for new-build housing and secure reliable rental returns for many years to come.

Since 1991, the number of renters aged between 16 and 34 has increased from 56% to 73%.

A safe and secure
buying environment

The prestige of owning a property in Great Britain, the country’s economic stability and the proven resilience of its real estate sector, have helped it to emerge as one of the world’s most popular locations for property investors.

UK real estate is a popular choice for overseas buyers and in recent years has attracted the attention of investors from the Middle East, Asia and Europe.

Strong rule of law

The rights of individuals
and property ownership
is strongly safeguarded.

Highest

levels of legal
protection
for investors.

Security

Safe and secure
legal and banking
system.

Strong economic ties

Highest level of political
stability and booming
global economy.

Current
market trends

  • Regional Hotspots

    The UK’s property market is now more geographically diverse than ever before, with regional hotspots including Northern Powerhouse cities and London’s commuter belt offering some of the best returns.

  • Build to Rent

    Build to Rent properties in the UK are set to attract £50 billion worth of investment by 2020. The sector is redefining real estate investment and offers investors significant returns.

  • UK’s no.1 asset class

    UK student property has risen from a niche sector to become the UK’s best performing asset class. The sector’s rise in popularity is underpinned by high demand and reliable rental returns.

  • Portfolio diversification

    Alternative assets including purpose-built student accommodation, hotel suites and commercial property remain favourable choices for expanding property portfolios.

Benefits of using
a property consultancy

With a proven track record spanning over 15 years, Experience Invest connects overseas property investors with high-performing UK property investments.

Expert knowledge

Experience Invest’s expertise helps overseas investors to understand the unique characteristics of UK real estate and helps buyers to secure the best potential on the market.

Support and advice

UK real estate has undergone a wave of tax and legislation changes in recent years. An established, local consultancy can help international investors to navigate the market to maximise opportunities to their full potential.

Exclusive opportunities

Experience Invest is the master agent for all of its high performing property investments. Investors can be safe in the knowledge that they are securing the best units, the largest discounts and the highest assured rental yields.

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