Investment properties

 

Investment properties are properties purchased solely for the purpose of financial gain, either through the natural appreciation of their value or through redevelopment. The properties may be located anywhere in the world and investors may operate in several different jurisdictions.

Property has formerly been a good market in which to invest, however, it has proved vulnerable to sudden fluctuations. The market crashes in the UK in the late 80s/early 90s and the late 2000s left many owners out of pocket.

Financial advice

If you are considering purchasing in the UK or abroad, you should take advice from an expert in the market. Whilst property can be a sound investment, purchasing without taking advice can be high-risk.

If you are considering purchasing properties as a long term investment, then you are more likely to see a good return on your property than if you buy to re-sell in the short term.

Legal advice

Obtaining legal advice is just as crucial a step to take before investing in property. In many jurisdictions, investors must comply with specific legislation in relation to their portfolios. This is particularly the case if you do not intend to live in the properties you purchase.

Landlords of unoccupied or leased premises are subject to strict legal obligations and failure to adhere to them can be time consuming and costly.

If you are buying investment properties in England you will need to instruct a property lawyer to assist you with the conveyance. Your solicitor will perform any necessary searches and investigation to ensure you know everything you need to about the property.

What searches are performed will depend on where the property is and what is being sold.

If you are buying abroad then you will need the assistance of a solicitor in the country in which you are buying the property, or a solicitor with knowledge of the jurisdiction. If you intend to redevelop properties abroad you would be well advised to consider local planning laws before you purchase.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on purchasing investment properties, or any related issue, we can put you in touch with a local specialist property lawyer free of charge. If you have any questions or would like our help in finding property lawyers please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.

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