Which Type of UK Property is the Best for Investors? The Views from Overseas Nationals and UK Expats Who are Planning to Invest in the UK.

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A Survey by Find UK Property on UK Expats and Overseas Nationals considering investment property in the UK shows that most regard low cost houses away from London as offering the best overall value. In previous years many such investors considered property within London to offer the best value.

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Find UK Property conducts regular surveys on non UK residents who are looking to buy or have purchased property in the UK. In a recent survey conducted in February 2015, the company asked such investors their views on the best type of UK property for investment purposes. They were asked to select from a range of different types of properties and were asked to indicate which of these types would be the best for investment.

The results of the survey are shown below and indicate the percentage of investors regarding each investment as the best type of property investment in UK property
Low Cost Houses outside London: 38%
Prime Property in and near London: 29%
Commercial Property: 7%
Standard Apartments: 7%
Serviced Apartments/Hotel Rooms: 5%
Student Accommodation/Pods: 4%
Other types of property: 10%

Andy Noble, Senior Marketing Consultant at Find UK Property said “Investors from overseas are now more knowledgeable about rental yields and understand that prices in London have risen to very high levels such that rental yields as a percentage of the property price are now very low. “

He added “Thus, for the same budget, it makes sense to buy multiple low cost properties outside London rather than one expensive property in London. Such purchases would give better overall rental yields, provide higher future capital growth and deliver more long term flexibility as some properties could be sold in the future whilst others kept.”

About “Find UK Property
Find UK Property are the 'buyers' agent and specialize in helping serious overseas buyers find the most suitable investment property for their needs. The company conducts regular surveys on overseas investors and findings are printed at their “UK Property News” Blog at http://blog.findukproperty.com.

The company has produced an informative u-tube video on the best low cost investment properties and the buying process.

The most popular purchase are the fully managed low cost houses in the price range of £55,000 to £70,000 that come with full management, repair guarantees, and guaranteed rent. Many clients are seasoned investors who may have purchased investment property in other countries via sister companies Openshore Property and Sandcastles based in Dubai. Further details can be found on the Find UK sales website at http://www.findukproperty.com

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