Many international investors are drawn to investing in the United Kingdom given its stature in the world, its stable economy, business-friendly environment and one of the most transparent property investing and home buying markets in the world. If you are weighing up alternatives, then consider this.
Millions of investors have put money into UK rented property over the past 20 years. The c.1.6million landlords in the UK have seen significant returns from a combination of rising house prices, an expanding population in urban areas and easy access to secured lending at low interest rates. This has contributed to the Private Rented Sector accounting for around 20% of housing stock in the UK.*
The number of landlords based abroad, investing in UK buy-to-let property, is more than 2 million** including both foreign nationals and British citizens who live abroad. There has been a significant increase in individual overseas landlords buying-to-let in the UK over the last few years.
United Kingdom - profile
For a quick overview of the UK, England, Wales, Scotland's property backdrop.
UK Property - Why Invest?
For background and the argument for investing in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland take a look at the Why Invest section.
Take a look at UK cities and towns section. Or keep up to speed with the UK property scene on our blog
To see what property and investment opportunities are available, in cities, buy-to-let and passive investment click here on UK property investments
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Sources: * DCLG, Dept for Social Development (N.I), Welsh Assembly, Scottish Government, FT| ** Accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young research