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Warning: Due to work pressures in other areas of our lives, GRPC is not currently trading as a business. However, these website pages are being kept on the internet for the benefit of anyone who finds them useful. Please note, however, that the website is no longer being updated and the information contained in many areas of this site may no longer be correct because of legal and other changes. Therefore, readers should not rely on the information contained on this site - but should instead supplement their reading of this site with their own research and/or the taking of independent advice.

 

To assist our readers, we have provided a library of further information relevant to investing in UK property.

 

Area Guide

It is important to understand that this guide should not be relied upon as the only basis to decide where to buy property. This is because of considerable variations in desirability even between neighbouring streets, so that even if you choose a good general location , the precise choice of property may still be a bad one. For example, the property may be adversely affected by a proposed new road or undesirable new construction nearby, or even mobile phone masts. And even if the property is in a good location, there could be other problems, such as a poor lease or structural issues. So, our general area guide is only intended to get clients thinking about the general factors that are important to them in the location of their purchase . It is not a substitute for a detailed consideration of all the aspects of a particular property. Furthermore, our area guide does not include all desirable general locations in the UK. Due to limited space, it only focuses on some of them. Read more >>...

 

Types of Property to Invest In

One of the advantages of UK property is the variety of investment options available. Before describing the options, it is important to explain the two main types of property ownership available under UK law. Read more >>...

 

Procedure for Buying Property In The UK

Although the UK procedure for buying property and verifying legal title and structural integrity is not especially complicated by comparison to other countries, taking professional advice is still essential. Even highly experienced UK nationals investing in property would normally instruct an expert lawyer and surveyor to guide them through these aspects of the purchase. At GRPC, we work with experienced professionals (solicitors, expert property surveyors and others) who we use for our own property transactions, to ensure our clients get good advice. Read more >>...

 

Taxation Issues In The UK

There are 4 types of tax in UK which are: Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Stamp Duty Land Tax and Council Tax. Read more >>...

 

Visa and Residency Issues

Chinese nationals from mainland China need a visa to visit the UK. Hong Kong SAR passport holders generally do not require a visa to visit the UK (including to study here) for six months or less. If Hong Kong passport holders come for longer than six months or are here to work, the usual visa rules set out below will generally apply. In all cases, it is of course important to remember that the exact requirements will potentially vary from person to person. Read more >>...

 

Schooling and University

The UK has a long history of welcoming international students to its universities and colleges. In 2010 there were 1.8 million full-time undergraduate students in UK higher education including over 400,000 international students. The number of international students studying in the UK has been increasing at the rate of about 8% per year. In 2010, there were 90,000 Chinese students here in the UK ,a 27% increase from 2009. Figures for 2011 are likely to show a similar rise. Read more >>...