Your Quick Start Guide to Becoming a UK Expat or Foreign National Landlord

Your Quick Start Guide to Becoming a UK Expat or Foreign National Landlord

The process of purchasing and managing a buy-to-let property can be difficult, especially if you’re an expat or foreign national. However, it can also be an incredibly lucrative investment that pays dividends throughout your working life, into your retirement and even through the lifetime of your children to whom you may leave an inheritance. If…

UK Housing Market July Q&A – Part Two

UK Housing Market July Q&A – Part Two

Building an Investment Property Portfolio. Q: ‘I currently own one family house as a buy-to-let property and am looking to acquire more with a view to building a broader investment property portfolio. Any advice?’ A: ‘Firstly, congrats on the property you already own. This puts you in a great position and gives you the platform…

UK Housing Market July Q&A – Part One

UK Housing Market July Q&A – Part One

Stuart Marshall of specialist expat mortgage broker, Liquid Expat Mortgages, looks at some of the questions we’ve recently been asked about the UK housing market and how it could affect UK expats and foreign nationals looking to buy UK property. Is it a Bad Time to Start a Property Portfolio? Q: ‘I am a UK…

Renting Now Cheaper Than Buying – Investment Opportunities for UK Expats Buying UK Rental Property

Renting Now Cheaper Than Buying – Investment Opportunities for UK Expats Buying UK Rental Property

From prompting the rise of the commuter area, pushing up the cost of houses, contributing to rising rents and creating a two-speed market, the COVID-19 Pandemic has changed many things about the property market. However, one recent change is that it is now cheaper to rent a home than to buy one. We look at…

Rental Return to City Centres Presents Investment Opportunities for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

Rental Return to City Centres Presents Investment Opportunities for UK Expat and Foreign National Investors

As a result of the pandemic, the demand for rental property in city centre areas dropped off massively. This was largely prompted by a search for space as people stuck in city centre flats during lockdown moved out to commuter areas. Of course, with many offices being closed and work from home orders in place,…

Strong UK Rental Growth Indicating a Great Time to Invest for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals

Strong UK Rental Growth Indicating a Great Time to Invest for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals

UK rents outside of London are rising at their fastest rate in over four years. With the current boom in the rental market, we look at what this means for UK expats and foreign nationals looking to invest in UK property. Growth in the Rental Market. In the first three months of 2021, rents in…

Holiday Let Guide for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals

Holiday Let Guide for UK Expats and Foreign Nationals

When buying an investment property in the UK, the traditional choice is for a professional or family let. However, during the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns, the popularity of the ‘staycation’ has been growing. This means that the holiday let is becoming an increasingly popular and viable option for UK expat and foreign national…

Liquid Expat Mortgages Reacting to the Latest Housing Market Figures

How Does A Sharia Mortgage Work?

With the housing market constantly evolving, Stuart Marshall of Liquid Expat Mortgages takes some time to react to the latest figures from the UK property market and unpack the implications for UK expat and foreign national investors. The Figures. House prices are still soaring. In April 2021, Rightmove reports that the average price of a…

Green Mortgage Discounts Available to UK Expats

Mortgages Over £500,000

Green mortgages are a growing trend in the UK property market. For discerning UK expat investors, a green mortgage can make an excellent investment. What is a Green Mortgage? You may have started to see the term ‘green mortgage’. But what does it really mean? In short, a green mortgage is a type of mortgage…

May 2021 UK Buy-to-Let Market Q&A (Part One)

May 2021 UK Buy-to-Let Market Q&A (Part One)

Incredibly, we’re already into the fifth month of 2021. The world is changing, and the vaccine rollout is meaning that life is returning to some form of normality, with the UK Government’s 21st of June end date in sight. So, we thought it was time to sit down with Stuart Marshall, CEO of Liquid Expat…