WORLD FINANCIAL CAPITAL
The UK housing market is a ‘goldmine’ for wealthy foreign buyers in the wake of Brexit. While many homeowners sit on their hands during times of political and economic volatility, the ultra-wealthy often use these periods to acquire assets at a significant discount.
The London is one of the most coveted investment markets in the world. Relatively shielded from fluctuations in global markets, it provides a safe, stable and secure haven in which to transact.
London rivals that of New York as a financial world centre and low interest rates mean that buyers can expect good levels of leverage and a well-regulated climate for borrowing.
Capital appreciation is strong and rental yields remain consistent. Investors are faced with a wide choice of properties and areas in which to choose from, meaning that investments can be tuned specifically to adapt to client need. A well-chosen initial buy-to-let purchase can morph into a home for a son or daughter studying abroad or a second residence, whilst increasing its value and generating a healthy income.
Being a global market with investment from Asia, the Americas, India, Russia, wider Europe and the Middle East ensures London is not over exposed to the fortunes of any particular region, ultimately hedging against risk. There are no restrictions on resales and overseas investors benefit from the same buying process as UK nationals. And, with Henry Wiltshire’s branch network that stretches across London, investors can be assured of the most up-to-date market knowledge and insight when buying in the capital.
London is the second most popular tourist city in the world based on the number of visitors annually, which means there’s always a buzz that makes the capital a great place to live. Whether it’s walking along South Bank at the weekend to watch the buskers, or navigating the crowds on Oxford Street, London’s atmosphere is addictive.
London has the best range of shops in Europe, even ahead of fashion-conscious Paris. This is down to the number of shopping areas and the vast variety of stores, which means you can pick up whatever you desire.