- April 1, 2016: Vol. 10, Number 04

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Important factors

by Charles Fletcher

With 2016 well underway, it’s time for a look at the property investment landscape and the appetite of both local and global investors considering spending their capital on residential property in London and the south-east. Recently, the local property press has been dominated by economic concerns over the looming 3 percent increase in stamp duty, and now a potential Brexit from the European Union may have a more long-term effect on the future of the property market in the United Kingdom. But what does this all mean specifically for property investors?

Here are the five significant factors influencing the decisions of both national and foreign property investors eyeing opportunities in London and the south-east.

Capital value. This factor has scared buyers, sellers, lenders and agents alike — and without a doubt coming stamp duty changes have played a major role. This is because a £5 million (€6.5 million) house will now attract stamp duty tax o

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