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KEYWORD "Brits" - 128 RESULTS
Pain in Spain continues for British holiday homeowners, says tax firm

As a result of Brexit, which has changed the rules on buying Spanish property, more Brits are being hit by Spain’s...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Staycation 2021 – how to successfully run and manage a holiday let?

With restrictions starting to ease as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and the vaccine rollout going well, there...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Why is Lagos in the Algarve experiencing the ‘Zoom boom’?

For many a year, the west Algarvian city of Lagos – which literally means lakes in Portuguese – has been one...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

French property market remains ‘en vogue’ for British investors

If, over the years, you have been interested in an investment property abroad, chances are that France was one of the...

26 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Webinar roundup – what do new-builds offer to property investors?

Last week, two of the UK’s biggest housebuilders – Barratt and Berkeley – held webinars aimed at investors. While new-build developments have traditionally...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas advice: how to buy a Spanish second home at below market value

Despite it being not far off 15 years since the global financial crisis, the fallout is still being felt in the...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the best places for property investment overseas?

Purchasing an overseas property can be daunting and complicated at the best of times, and this is even more so the...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green: shift to sustainable construction plus Scottish Passivhaus

Here at PIT, we’re always keen to champion green issues and sustainability, so it’s pleasing to see a new study by...

12 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Overseas news - desire to move to Spain still strong despite Covid and Brexit

A leading Spanish property expert says that British citizens still account for the largest proportion of buyers on the Spanish Costas,...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Rise in young people considering a move to Spain – how can investors benefit?

With data suggesting that there has been a large rise in the number of young people considering a move to Spain...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal webinar – are Brits still eligible for the NHR scheme?

British citizens are still able to access Portugal’s favourable Non-Habitual Resident (NHR) tax regime, despite the UK no longer being part...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Should investors be looking at Melbourne and Sydney for BTR investment?

Two of Australia’s most popular cities - Melbourne and Sydney - are tipped for a Build to Rent (BTR) boom, according...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update - buyer demand holding up and extension to Golden Visa scheme

The demand for knowledge about the investment landscape in Portugal during the pandemic, and post-Brexit, shows no signs of slowing down,...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Vilamoura – why there is ‘far more to come’ from the famed resort

People thinking about Vilamoura might first and, in all likelihood, only think about the marina and the hotels, bars and restaurants...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how to buy a Spanish home safely during lockdown

British appetite for holidays and second homes in Spain remains strong, despite the challenges of the pandemic. That’s according to CostaLuz...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why Portugal should still be a go-to for property investors

Since the Brexit transition period ended just over a month ago, and the UK ceased to be a part of the...

01 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Spain update – post-Brexit residency rules and high UK demand for second homes

While Brexit may now be well and truly done, British citizens residing in Spain who have yet to complete the necessary...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Portugal update – Golden Visa confusion and alternative forms of residency

A number of experts in the Portuguese property market have pointed out that the Golden Visa scheme, which is set to...

13 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Countdown - Brits have 6 months to secure EU residency with PT Golden Visa

While Brussels and Westminster finally agreed an eleventh-hour trade and security deal before the end of the Brexit transition period –...

06 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – demand for European living and property investment remains strong

The UK’s appetite for European property investment in 2020 has not been significantly hampered by the major disruptions of a global...

16 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Buying a second property? Here’s all you need to know

For anyone looking to purchase a second property, the experts at regulated fast house sale site Good Move have provided all...

11 December 2020

From: Breaking News

What will the situation look like for British investors in Portugal post-Brexit?

With UK-EU trade talks going down to the wire, there is still no clarity over exactly what will happen when the transition...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – why is the Algarve’s Golden Triangle booming?

In the decades since Portugal became one of the go-to destinations for British holidaymakers, second home owners and investors, one part...

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - what is the issue with hidden developers in Spain?

Spain has long been one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations and has also long been a favourite location for holiday...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

On the move – lockdown drives large increase in Brits considering Europe

Lockdown has driven a significant increase in UK residents browsing home overseas, according to new data released by Kyero.com, an online...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – is co-living about to have its moment in the sun?

It’s threatened to be a thing for quite some time, but for one reason or another co-living has failed to catch...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Carved by nature’ - sustainable inner Algarve resort starts to take shape

The Algarve has long been a favourite destination of the Brits, for its warm climate, golf courses, sun-kissed beaches and relaxed...

02 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Golden visas – what are they and how can investors benefit?

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, many of the countries worse hit – reliant on tourism and outward investment...

30 October 2020

From: Overseas Property

Rethinking hospitality in a post-Covid world – how to meet rising demand for holiday lets

For over two decades, The Cumberland has been offering specialist lending to the hospitality sector, and 10 years ago, it became...

30 October 2020

From: Property Investment & Strategy

How making timeshare claims outside the UK is costing Brits thousands

Earlier this year, we explored the often-underreported scandal of timeshare mis-selling and asked how easy it is for people to escape...

12 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Spain revealed as the best property investment location, research finds

Millions of people around the world relocate to a different country each year, whether it be for work, family reasons or...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

‘We need to talk about Brexit’ - how does it affect property buying in Spain?

“It’s time to talk about Brexit,” according to Spanish property expert and author Sean Woolley. While the Covid-19 pandemic has, for obvious...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are the top holiday home destinations in the UK?

Estate agent Martin & Co has analysed Google search data to reveal the most searched for holiday home destinations across the UK. Since...

21 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Brits set sights on second homes in the UK as travel restrictions increase

People often dream of a second home abroad – somewhere they can holiday in every year, head to for some winter...

11 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how to avoid overseas property purchase pitfalls in a pandemic

Purchasing a property abroad is rarely a straightforward process, even at the best of times, but at present there are even...

09 September 2020

From: Breaking News

The rise of the 50/50 property – more expats look to invest at home

Global property firm Knight Frank says it has seen a rise in expats buying in their home country for a 50/50...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

European property and Brexit: does it pay to invest now?

With the UK’s official departure from the European Union due to take place on December 31, Chris Nye, editor at Property...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – is now the time for Menorca to emerge from the shadows?

Of the four largest Balearic Islands, Menorca – alongside Formentera - is probably the least known and the least celebrated. It is...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how easy is it to get out of a timeshare arrangement?

In part one we explored the history of the timeshare and why so many Brits have been tied into unlawfully sold...

10 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Insight – how to solve a problem like a timeshare

For a time, not so long ago, timeshares were the in-thing – something many invested in or considered investing in. It...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas property - is now the right time to invest in Cyprus?

There are historic ties between the UK and Cyprus, the country has dealt impressively – like its near neighbour Greece –...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: why Brits are still keen to purchase abroad

Despite the uncertainty caused by the global pandemic and the UK’s departure from the European Union, the international property market shows...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Blow for investors – Spain removed from quarantine exemption list

Property investors travelling to and from Spain and its islands will be forced to self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to...

29 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – why do people want to buy a home in France?

It’s an eternally popular destination for Brits to holiday, invest and even live in, but why is France becoming an ever-more...

27 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Spanish property – development in Barcelona and crowdfunding growth

Spain is the UK’s most popular holiday and second home destination and, since July 15, Brits have been allowed to travel...

24 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Will Covid-19 lead to a redefinition of long-term residential tourism?

Google searches for ‘moving abroad’ have once again returned to the peak search figures of last year. The current Covid climate,...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Confusion abounds – where can and can’t investors go?

Knowing exactly where you can go without having to self-isolate for 14 days upon your return to the UK will be...

08 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Think beyond your postcode: international supply is the answer

Since lockdown, we have witnessed an increased focus on overseas properties, with many UK buyers using the extra time at their...

01 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Portugal investment – Finnish group commits €30 million to scheme

Ombria Resort – a ‘world-leading luxury real estate development in the heart of the Algarve’ – recently announced that Pontos Group,...

29 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Good news - second home owners and buyers allowed back to Spain!

In a further sign of some sense of normality returning – albeit with many new restrictions and protocols remaining in place...

24 June 2020

From: Breaking News

A Greek revival – is the country also a safe haven for investors?

We recently explored whether Portugal – which has handled the Covid-19 pandemic better than most European nations – is, as a...

19 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Investing in Portugal – is it a safe haven?

Portugal, already a highly popular holiday, second home and retirement destination for Brits, has been widely praised for the way it...

08 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed: why Brits should look into property overseas now

Emigrating abroad has always been a popular choice for Brits wanting to relocate to sunnier climes for a better quality of...

29 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Auctions in action – would you like to get to Warwick Avenue?

A luxury home adjacent to the iconic Underground stop that inspired one of Welsh singer Duffy’s biggest hits is set to...

18 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips for Spanish property buyers – experts offer their guidance

In recent weeks we have extensively covered the impact of Covid-19 on British buyers in Spain, including how buying with a...

01 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Financial lifeline offered to Brits worried about Spanish property purchases

Spanish mortgage specialists Fluent Finance Abroad have offered reassurance to British buyers that there is no need to give up on...

29 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Explained: what does Covid-19 mean for those buying properties in Spain?

Spanish property law firm Fuster & Associates has provided detailed guidance for Brits buying in Spain at the present time, taking...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Overseas property – why should investors be considering the eastern Algarve?

The coronavirus pandemic currently has us all in lockdown and getting used to a new world of social distancing, self-isolating, remote...

03 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Q&A - should British investors still be considering Spanish property post-Brexit?

With Spain being one of the most popular investment destinations for British investors, we checked in with David Fuster, a highly...

12 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Is 2020 the year to buy a furnished holiday let?

With a rising number of Brits choosing to turn their backs on airport queues and the current poor exchange rates, and...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

How are the Bristol and Portsmouth property markets performing?

While Bristol and Portsmouth might seem like two very disparate locations to focus on, NEXA Properties has offices in both –...

08 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Two in five Brits can’t afford to buy a house in their hometown

Nearly two in five (37%) Brits say it is unlikely they will ever be able to afford to buy a property...

23 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Where are London’s Airbnb hotspots? Google Search Trends reveal all

In recent weeks we’ve focused on the seemingly unstoppable growth of Airbnb and its competitors and how women are helping to...

02 December 2019

From: Breaking News

The regeneration effect – new research suggests it results in strong price growth

Homes close to regeneration zones attract an average 3.6% more price growth per year than properties in the wider local authority...

29 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Is NIMBYism on the rise again?

New research from Churchill Home Insurance has revealed that nearly two million people have complained about planning permission applications since the...

30 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Overseas properties – what’s hot and where?

Jana Korpova-Harris, director at the Luxury Property Show, which returns to Olympia London on October 31 and November 1, offers her...

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Investment hotspots - the best new-build developments in the Costa del Sol

Despite Brexit, Spain has reclaimed its status as a hotspot for British buyers, with the Costa del Sol a firm favourite. Last...

14 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Young Brits are on the move in the UK, and here’s where…

Coventry has been named the top UK housing hotspot for 18-34 year olds. The research, conducted by regulated property buyer Good Move,...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Want better house price growth? Buy near a Tube station!

It’s not hugely surprising that homes near strong transport links enjoy better house price growth, but new research has now revealed...

02 September 2019

From: Breaking News

New report reveals where’s hot and where’s not in France

Research from buying agent Home Hunts has provided insight into the most popular places for investment, region by region, and the...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

What has Brexit's impact been on the holiday homes market?

As Brexit draws closer it is only natural that home owners are worried about how it will affect them. However, experts...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Surge in staycations offering more opportunities for holiday let investors

The weak pound and uncertainty surrounding Brexit has prompted two-thirds of Brits to take a staycation, up from 56% in 2017,...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Cheeky Nando's? Importance of food delivery to home-movers revealed

New research carried out by takeaway delivery giant Deliveroo has revealed that nearly four out of five Brits believe it’s important...

24 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brits’ access to healthcare and pensions in Spain guaranteed until 2020

Spain recently announced a royal decree to limit the impact of a no-deal Brexit on British expats that own property in...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Renters want parking and pets, Zoopla study reveals

Parking is the most desired feature of rental homes across England, Wales and Scotland, according to new research by Zoopla. The study...

13 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Where are Brits buying holiday homes?

Nearly 40% of British holidaymakers have the funds to buy a holiday home and plan to do so in 2019, according...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

What impact is Brexit having on overseas property investments?

It’s the story that is still dominating all the headlines, but - with Britain set to officially leave the European Union...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits unaware of tenancy deposit law

Some 98% of tenants are not fully aware of the correct rights of the tenancy deposit law, according to a recent...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Spain tops the list of dream international moves

More and more Brits are dreaming of a new life in the Spanish sun, according to new research by AnyVan.com. Results from...

21 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits remain top overseas buyers of Spanish property

Property prices in Spain are rising faster than values in the UK, with Britons remaining the top foreign buyers of Spanish...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in number of renters looking to buy

New data from AA Financial Services recently revealed that the number of British adults who say they want to move from...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Why your next property investment should be in France

France, the home of the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles, has more recently gained a reputation as one of...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits investing abroad - the countdown to Brexit

Brexit is due to happen, in one way or another, on March 29 2019. This means that UK nationals interested in...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

British demand for Spanish property increasing, despite Brexit fears

You might think that Spain has always been a popular destination for property investors, but has Brexit meant that the Brits...

19 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain the 16th most expensive place in the world for a city centre flat

The average price for a two-bed city centre flat in the UK is £227,000, nearly £100,000 more than in Europe (£131,000)...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Development at luxury Swiss resort continues apace

Following a successful summer season, development of the Andermatt resort in the heart of the Swiss Alps is continuing at a...

21 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Survey: majority of Brits would purchase a home in need of renovation

Britain’s love affair with property projects is booming, according to Jackson-Stops. Its research revealed that 81% of buyers would purchase a...

14 September 2018

From: Breaking News

House prices expected to remain static in event of ‘no-deal’

Nearly half (44%) of the UK population believe that house prices would remain ‘about the same’ in the event the UK...

12 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords split over future of the market

The latest research from Octopus Choice suggests that Britain’s buy-to-let landlords are divided over their future, due to recent tax and...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits prefer country living to city life, research shows

Some 18% of relocating Brits are more than twice as likely to move to the country than the city, according to...

31 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Italy the ideal place for purchasing a second home, says portal

An increasing number of buyers are looking at Italy as the perfect retreat abroad, according to the monthly report carried out...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits remain positive about UK property market despite Brexit

Brits are feeling confident about the future of the UK property market even in light of no-deal Brexit predictions, research from Quick...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits still keen to purchase holiday homes in the UK

More than half of British buyers still want to buy a holiday home in the UK, according to estate agent Jackson-Stops. The...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

More environmentally sustainable homes, say Brits

Some 78% of Britons place high importance on environmental sustainability when choosing a new home, according to a recent survey by...

27 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits continue to be the top foreign buyers in France despite Brexit

Britons still top the numbers of foreign buyers purchasing homes in France, according to new research by BNP Paribas. What’s more, as...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Top preferred holiday rental destinations revealed

One in 10 Brits would prefer a holiday in the UK over Sydney, St. Lucia, or Cyprus, new research by Hitachi...

20 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Prices for overseas property soar as a result of Brexit

Brexit uncertainty has ramped up the cost of overseas property, according to Hargreaves Landsdown Currency Service. Despite house prices in Spain still...

18 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Place in the sun ambitions rekindled by sterling’s improved performance

The amount spent on European property by Britons has increased by two thirds. That is according to data released by international...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits are regaining confidence in the property market

Some 84% of British homeowners expect property prices in their area to rise over the next six months, up 14% from...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Spain still the most popular destination for expats

Spain is still the top choice when it comes to Brits retiring to Europe, new figures from the Office for National...

04 May 2018

From: Breaking News

France crowned the top choice for Brit families relocating

France has been revealed as the top choice of EU country for British emigrants when it comes to moving overseas with...

04 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits budget £320k to buy rather than rent

One in eight Brits looking to move in the next twelve months have an average budget of £322,000 in order to...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buying agent says Brexit won't put British buyers off French property

British people will not be put off by the weaker pound and Brexit negotiations and will continue to buy French properties...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Look out buyers and make way for … ‘dream searchers’

Every day, more than 6.5 million Brits are ‘dream searching’ for their perfect property but only one third are in the...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

More than five million Brits own a second home

One in 10 adults in this country now own a second home - either to live in themselves or as buy-to-let...

22 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Home, buildings and critical illness protection: Do you have enough?

If you’re not fully covered when it comes to protecting your home and health then you’re not alone. A recent UK...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Top destination for Britons buying holiday homes revealed

While many of us dream of owning property in faraway places, the reality is that most people acquiring property abroad tend...

10 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Brits still keen to buy property in EU countries despite Brexit

Buying property abroad has always been attractive to many UK-based investors, and it would appear that demand from the UK for...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

One year on: Buyers and sellers undeterred by ‘Brexit scaremongering’

It has been exactly one year since Britain voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48%, and while the...

23 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Fewer Britons buying property in Spain post-Brexit

There has been a significant fall in British demand for Spanish homes since the EU referendum, despite the overall Spanish housing...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Almost half of Brits believe UK house prices will rise over next 12 months

A high proportion of people think that residential property prices in the UK will increase this year, despite political and economic...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Sterling back near €1.20 and set to rise further

When investing in property abroad, many people fail to take into consideration the impact that fluctuating exchange rates can have on...

14 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Geoff Hurst among thousands of investors reclaiming Spanish property losses

World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst is among thousands of Britons offered fresh hope of retrieving money feared lost following the...

09 December 2016

From: Breaking News

More than a quarter of Brits think their homes are haunted

More than a quarter of adults in this country say they have had a paranormal experience in their own home, according...

31 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Brits take to the slopes as Alpine sales soar

Ski property developer MGM French Properties has recorded its best summer for five years with a 20% annual increase in sales...

25 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Around 2 million Brits use property to finance retirement

There are approximately 2 million people in the UK who have used their property to finance retirement, new research suggests.   A fresh...

22 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Brits remain the biggest buyers of Spanish property

With Spanish property market conditions continuing to improve, there was a significant rise in foreign demand for property in the country...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Dubai property market sees renewed interest from overseas investors

Online interest in Dubai’s real estate market from overseas investors increased in the first half of the year, according to Dubai...

31 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Fresh ‘Solutions’ to help Brits escape pain in Spain

With thousands of Britons who own property in Spain still trapped in negative equity with their house prices stuck below 2007...

23 June 2016

From: Breaking News

British property investors casting eyes towards Berlin, says agent

A growing number of Britons are investing in Berlin’s property market, according to a local leading estate agent. Bewocon, one of Berlin’s...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Britons now the second biggest Dubai property buyers

British investors pumped £1.9bn into Dubai’s property sector last year, the latest statistics from the Dubai Land Department show. Property investments have...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Britain is a nation obsessed by property

Britain is officially obsessed with property, according to new findings by Direct Line Home Insurance. Their latest research found that 63%...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Why investing in property beats a lifetime of 9 to 5

A report recently released by Royal London revealed that Brits earning the national average wage of £27,600 a year who saved...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Revealed: Where Brits are buying property overseas

In 2013, the United Nations (UN) revealed that over five million Brits are now living outside of the UK. However it...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buyers care most about location, research finds

Location has been named as the top characteristic that makes Brits fall in love with their home, according to a recent...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

The changing face of UK renting

It has been revealed that a quarter of British renters are getting married (23%) and having children (25%) whilst living in...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Households confident house prices will keep on rising

The vast majority of UK households believe house prices in their area will rise in the next six months, according to...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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