In London it’s becoming more difficult to purchase individual property assets without significant investment. With residential and commercial properties increasing in value, the capital is attracting foreign investors who have available capital and a need for their capital to be invested safely. For the UK investor, using regulated financial products does offer individual investors alternative routes to grow their capital without the need for hefty mortgages or deposits. The high market entry prices have become so high that there are regulated financial products that offer investment into London property – but with the risk spread across various types of property and areas. Simon Morris
has published a London Investment Guide
intended to give an overview of the types of property and areas within London that are performing well in terms of increasing in value and long term appeal.
Investing in London
The media has been speculating over the future of the prime central London property market, yet, some of the worlds most established and reputable international property developers, with the best research departments on the planet, continue to build in a few select areas of the UK capital.
Some London estate agents have even been quoted as saying new property listings are pricing in the coming impact of the new 2015 UK capital gains tax
, and expect price growth to slow in 2015. However, latest statistics show a distinctly different story. According to Halifax UK house prices actually rose at their fastest pace in 8 years in the 3 months to July 2014. From June to July 2014 UK house prices outperformed Bloomberg survey forecast by 3 times anticipated growth. While Halifax reports national prices up 10.2% over the previous year, Zoopla’s index shows London prices up 11.72%