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Expat Buy-to-Lets for Student Accommodation

Expat buy-to-lets for student accommodation showing huge increases.

Expat landlords could well be missing out on the blossoming student rental market sector. Expats maybe unaware of the potential returns on offer.

This is according to a new report recently released of existing expat landlords. In fact over 40% said they were completely unaware of the potential returns and high yield they can enjoy.

The number of students is rising at a rapid rate. Furthermore over the next decade the figure is expected to double. Are you missing out?

The 5 main reasons to consider this type of business:

High yields: Depending on location between 8%-10% net yields are possible.

Managed & Maintained: Plenty of very good local companies with experience in this type of letting.

Demand: Rising student levels means there is always a demand for this type of property.

Options open: Any expat landlord interested in this type of business can invest.

Buy-to-let choices grow:

Competition has grown over the years in the expat buy-to-let market as providers fight for the business. As such fixed rate deals are the fastest growing area of the buy-to-let market.  The threat of rate rises are still looming in clients thoughts.

Lowest interest rate mortgages and fees are reserved for low loan to value ratios. So basically, the larger the deposit level you have the better the deal that can be achieved.

Finally having said all this there are still some great deals available for those with a low deposit level.

Help With An Expat Mortgage?

If you require assistance with your expat mortgage planning please do call or contact us. One of our fully qualified independent advisers who will be happy to assist.


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Expat Buy to Let Remortgage

Expat Buy To Let Remortgage.

Expat landlords may wish to consider re-mortgaging.

In order to re-mortgage effectively, it’s important to first establish the purpose of re-mortgaging.

Most UK expat and foreign national investors will re-mortgage to avoid higher rates. Furthermore, expats can better devise a stable financial plan for their investment. There are also other ways to utilise a UK expat buy to let or foreign national mortgage.

Some UK expat and foreign national investors might take the opportunity to use their re-mortgage to fund further property purchases and build a larger portfolio.

Those who have made strong capital gains or for those who have a lower loan to value, as negotiating a preferential deal will be made easier as they are in a stronger bargaining position.

We have also seen re-mortgaging increasingly utilised as a tool with which to conduct environmental renovations.

As of 2025, properties with an EPC rating below a C will not be able to accept new tenants. As of 2028, existing tenants on these properties will no longer be allowed to occupy them.

So, many UK expat and foreign national landlords are faced with no other option than renovating energy inefficient properties.

Re-mortgaging is an excellent way to do this as UK expat and foreign national investors can use the equity in their property to raise capital with which to conduct renovations.

Selecting a remortgage to suit your needs.

Securing an expat mortgage doesn’t have to be difficult, it is always recommended to get expert professional help. Using a specialist expat broker will without doubt give you the edge as they will be experienced in this type of mortgage process.

Help required?

 If you are an expat looking for a new or re-mortgage, please do get in touch. One of our fully qualified independent expat mortgage advisers will be happy to assist.

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Expats Show Interest in UK Property

Expats Show Interest in UK Property.

Overseas Buyers and Expats.

Overseas buyers and expats are sizing up the UK property market for potential bargains. Taking advantage of the weak pound and falling property prices, according to the latest figures released last week. A report found that searches for UK property by overseas buyers has grown steadily over the last 12 months. They now account for 7.1% of all activity on the portal in the first three months of this year. This compares to just 3.9% three years ago.

Investors Keen To Capitalise.

A recent report said some investors are keen to capitalise on softening prices. As well as weak pound, buyers are finding worthwhile discounts on a range of properties. Expats show interest in UK property in these present times and reap the rewards on offer.

Independent Broker For British Expats.

Expats are choosing independent broker assistance for mortgage advice. As such the number of expat mortgages coming through brokers has risen steeply over the last 2 years. This figure now stands at 82% from 68% last year.

There has been a steady increase in mortgages sold by independent brokers to expat buyers and re-mortgagers. As such the market remains very buoyant indeed especially the buy-to-let side.

Independent broker benefits

Full range of mortgage choices.
Industry qualified independent advisers.
UK based for easy communication.
Fully automated service.
Faster completion.

Assistance required?

If you would like help with your new or re-mortgage, please do make contact.  One of our independent Expat mortgage advisers will be happy to help.

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Expat buy-to-let or Holiday Let?

Expat buy-to-let or Holiday Let?

The average holiday let generated annual rental income of £25,700 in 2023. This represents more than double the average of £12,130 for residential properties, according to recent figures.

Holiday Let Income.

As such the average holiday let property generates a whopping £1250 a week, almost FIVE times the average weekly rent in the UK. There are now over 170,000 holiday let properties in the UK, with the average income per booking up 7% in the last quarter of 2023.

Holiday hotspots

The areas in the UK where holiday let rental growth was fastest in the last four months of 2023 were:
South of England (+17.3%)
Cornwall (+14.5%)
Devon (+8.9%)

Rental Income Rise.

The rise in rental income is being boosted by international and domestic visiting looking for short-term stays in popular UK holiday destinations.

Overseas Visitors.

There were a record number of visits to the UK in 2023 of over 28 million. Overseas visitors contributed more £22bn to the UK economy. The number of overseas visitors increased 7% in the last three months of 2023 (compared to the same period in 2022) and the amount they spent increased 13%.

The weak pound is persuading millions of Britons to remain in the UK this summer and attracting more overseas visitors to the UK. The strength of the UK tourist industry is paying dividends for holiday property owners in abundance. Landlords have had just about everything thrown at them of late so only time will tell if we see a shift to holiday lettings in the future.

Can we assist?

If you are looking for a new or re-mortgage do get in contact. One of our qualified Independent Expat mortgage advisers will be happy to help.

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Active Expat Landlords

Active Expat Landlords.

The last twelve months has seen a record number of expat landlords re-mortgaging to release capital and this has been used for numerous reasons including debt consolidation. Current re-mortgaging applications for October and November are again showing large increases on the same period last year.
Confidence remains high within the expat community who have buy-to-lets in the UK. This is without doubt down to the ever-increasing value of good quality properties.
This looks set to continue long into the future. Even with the general uncertainty property values have remained stable and offer good potential long term profits.
Expat buy-to-let mortgages.
The range available includes fixed, tracker and standard deals with very good discounted periods. We would always recommend discussing your needs with an expert independent adviser who has all the up-to-date deals available. This course of action can indeed save you thousands of pounds in the long term. Interest rates remain competitive with some very good longer term fixed deals available.
As an expat If you are looking to enter the buy-to-let market consider these points:
1) Target your tenant – Students, young professionals, or families.
2) Purchase the right sized property – Vast majority of tenants want 1-3 bedrooms.
3) Location – Key to any success, near schools, shops or local businesses.
4) Property – Should be clean well decorated and meets government regulations.
Following these very simple tips will ensure you have maximised your long term potential profitability.
Need help?
If you are looking for assistance with your mortgage or re-mortgage, please do not hesitate to contact us. One of our fully qualified INDEPENDENT expat mortgage advisers who will be happy to help.