One Week on From the Election: What a New Labour Government Means for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

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Last Thursday, Keir Starmer’s labour party won a massive majority in the General election. The Labour Party won an astonishing 412 seats marking a landslide victory and a commanding majority of 174. This majority falls only slightly short of Tony Blair’s historic 179-seat majority in 1997. ‘The headline from the election result should be one…

The High Cost of Buying is Maintaining High UK Expat Rental Profits

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‘Higher interest rates, compounded by high house prices post-pandemic, have made it difficult for buyers who have small deposits’ says Stuart Marshall, CEO of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘The problem is that rents have gone up too and made it difficult for buyers to save more money for deposits. This means that many are stuck in…

Pension or Property Investment for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

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‘For many of the UK expat and foreign national investors that we talk to, one of the key considerations is their retirement’ says Stuart Marshall of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘It’s no surprise considering the well-earned reputation of UK property as a very strong asset class. But is investing in UK property a good alternative to…

Remortgage for Home Improvements: A Guide for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals.

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Understanding How to Remortgage. To remortgage means switching an existing mortgage to a new lender or product. Not only can this secure a better interest rate, but it can release equity from an investment property. Additional borrowing involves borrowing extra funds with the current lender against the property’s equity. ‘Both options are good for home…

How a New Government Will Affect the Housing Market for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

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With Rishi Sunak’s shock announcement of a general election for 4th July 2024, many are predicting the end of the conservative government, with the polls suggesting a near-certain victory for labour. But how would the new government affect the UK housing market and change the picture for UK expat and foreign national investors? Labour and…

New Builds are the Key to UK Expat and Foreign National Investor Success

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New data from the Home Builders Federation has revealed again the cost-efficiency of a new-build home, which in turn shows how investing in a new-build can be an incredibly lucrative strategy for UK expat and foreign national investors. According to this data, 85% of new-build homes achieve an A or a B EPC rating. This…

Tailored Self-Build Mortgage Finance for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals.

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In June 2022, the UK Government published a policy paper into scaling up self-build and custom housebuilding to boost capacity and overall housing supply. The Prime Minister commissioned an independent review to improve the housebuilding industry by giving customers more choice, making home building mainstream, realistic, and affordable. What’s more, it wanted to make building…

The Best Rental Yields for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors in April 2024

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‘Rental yields, rental yields, rental yields – it’s something that UK expat and foreign national investors will hear all the time’ says Stuart Marshall, CEO of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘And justifiably so! Rental yields are one of the most important indicators for whether or not an investment venture will be successful. That’s why we’re running…

UK Expat and Foreign National Investor Rental Market Review

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It’s time to look again at the state of the UK rental market and the opportunities available for UK expat and foreign national investors. With stabilising house prices and mortgage rates, it’s a good time to analyse where the market’s at and what investors need to take note of. The State of the UK Rental…

UK Expat and Foreign National Investors Invest in Flats to Satisfy Demand for Green Properties

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The Demand for Green Properties. ‘The need for buy-to-let properties to be more energy efficient or ‘greener’ is becoming more and more pressing with every passing year’ says Stuart Marshall of Liquid Expat Mortgages. ‘When talking to UK expat and foreign national investors, we’ve often found ourselves talking about the need for ‘greener’ properties in…