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2021 London Property Outlook – A Mid-Year View

Following our mid-2021 UK Property Outlook, here is our mid 2021 London Property Outlook.

A key contributor of the UK economy, London has held the pole position of #1 City in the World’s Best Cities 2021 rankings for 5 consecutive years based on a number of criteria including human capital, infrastructure and culture, experience and prosperity. It has also held on to its title as the overall European City of the Future in the Financial Times’ fDI rankings for 2020/21. London is the best city in the world for property investment, second only to Los Angeles in the Global Cities 30 Index rankings

How will London negotiate the challenges of COVID-19 and the uncharted terrain of a post-Brexit world? Will the UK’s main city, continue to be known as the “capital of capitals”?

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Can Property Investment Withstand the Coronavirus Outbreak?

The recent Covid-19 pandemic has sent stock markets across the world reeling. US futures and Asian stocks tanked as policymakers worldwide took dramatic steps to cushion the economic blow caused by the outbreak.

The US Federal Reserve and Bank of England slashed interest rates to a historic low of near-zero, with the former launching a massive $700 billion quantitative easing program to shelter the economy from the effects of the virus.

Investors are having concerns over the volatility of the property markets, as many countries go into full or partial lockdown to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.

But how much of an impact could current health fears actually have on house prices? The stock markets have fallen dramatically, but compared to property, stocks are largely driven by sentiment.

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What’s the Outlook for the UK in 2020?

What to look out for when you invest in UK property this year.

Brexit has happened. How rosy — or bleak — is the outlook for the UK in 2020? As the UK braces itself for change, we take a look at several fundamentals: population, the economy, and the housing market. 

UPDATED 12 MARCH 2020

The UK has had quite an eventful start to the year. Fresh out of a General Election that saw the Conservatives’ win by a clear majority in Dec 2019 (its second in 2.5 years!), the country finally saw Brexit “get done” once and for all — at least, somewhat**

After three years of Brexit-related hubbub, the crossover from Brexit Day on 31 Jan to 1 Feb was, paradoxically, quite undramatic. Henceforth, what’s left is for the UK to chart new territories while transitioning out of the EU.

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Foreign Investors Rush for UK Property To Save Hundreds of Thousands


Property experts expect a rush from overseas property investors looking to save hundreds of thousands before the new foreigner stamp duty surcharge is introduced in April 2021 . Image by PA.

Time is ticking — and it’s ticking FAST. From April 2021, the price of property will increase significantly for foreign investors, up to hundreds of thousands*!

If you’ve been thinking about investing in UK property, don’t wait too long. Foreign investors have 1 year before prices increase.


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