Despite the apparently high costs, the UK property market is one of the most liquid markets in the world. Particularly in London, investing in real estate could be the best antidote to falling prices, a hedge against inflation and obtaining capital gains.
While in London a deficit of real estate of around 30% is observed, which is not able to cover the demand, but the real estate market in the capital is ready to offer a wide price range of residential properties, busting the myth of the inaccessibility of the apartments in the UK. The price is affected by a number of factors, first and foremost – the district, the area, number of floors, parking, transportation, proximity to cultural, entertainment and public facilities.
For the recent decade the analysts admit the record growth in demand for real estate in major university cities in the UK. A similar trend was triggered by a sharp influx of foreign students who come to England from Asia, Western Europe, Eastern states and the CIS countries. The maximum demand for cost-effective student apartments is observed in the leading university cities, for example, in Oxford, Sheffield, Liverpool, Cambridge, Manchester and many others.
As soon as you make a proper choice and select the property you wish to acquire in the UK, a property purchase request has to be made. Depending on the nature of the offer, it may be based on a full market value, provided by realtor and at low cost, which you would be willing to pay for the selected property. As soon as the question of the cost of a fundamentally resolved and agreed upon, the parties proceed to legal formalities, their relations are now governed by conveyancing solicitors.
Foreign investors, experienced in the acquisition of banking real estate in London, are aware of the fact that the bank initially exposes an object on a strictly fixed price, and it is usually overpriced. However, the practice shows that investors can bargain on the final amount, since banking institutions are primarily interested in profitable sales of the objects on balance, given the fact of a lending opportunity at the same time; therefore, are willing to significantly reduce the value of the property. When buying real estate from a bank it is recommended to announce your own proposal.