Property investment in a foreign country has its challenges, and the UK is no exception. We simplify the process for you – which is why we have developed The Investor Guide series to navigate you through to completion.

Our UK Investor Guide covers all the necessary legal and tax matters as well as the relevant acquisition and operating costs that come with buying property in the UK. Furthermore, you can expect guidance on the process of arranging mortgage finance as well as key information on lettings and management.

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Home to one of Europe’s largest real estate markets, over the past 10 years the UK has consistently provided a robust case for property investment, with strong returns and long-term value growth.

With an extensive under-supply of housing and the gap only set to widen, buy-to-let investors are finding plenty of real estate investment opportunities and strong capital growth prospects in the UK. London, the iconic capital city, has always been a leading location for property investment and while it continues to be so, interest is expanding to regional cities around the UK. Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham are becoming some of the best places in the world for property investment thanks to considerable regeneration projects, increased connectivity, and promising growth.




As of 2022 the population is approximately 68 million forecast to grow to 70 million by 2035.



House prices in the UK have risen by 183% over the last 20 years. UK house prices rose by an average of 8.7% in 2021 despite the global pandemic.

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The UK is the second-largest economy in Europe, forecast to total EUR 4.37 trillion as of 2035.


With the sixth largest economy in the world, the United Kingdom continues to present opportunities for property investors seeking to capitalise on the country’s housing market. Property prices continued to rise during COVID-19 as people rushed to purchase due to numerous tax incentives and its nature as a safe and reliable asset class. Although property price growth has now stabilised, the rental market continues to see unprecedented growth in the UK across major cities.

Throughout the UK, in all the major cities and their surrounding areas, the rental market continues to attract buy-to-let investors. Rental interest in the UK is at a record high. According to Savills, rental prices rose by 12.1% between October 2021 and October 2022. With the country’s prevalent housing undersupply issue and no sign of the demand being met, rent prices are forecast to continue rising and the demand for more rental accommodation continues to grow.

On the other side of the furlough scheme and the impact the pandemic made on employment, the United Kingdom is now seeing a drop in the unemployment rate despite economic headwinds. The number of households in the UK’s lower-income band is expected to continue to shrink to 5.7 million by 2035. As more households benefit from more disposable income, more buyers are in a position to re-enter the market.

The UK has a continuous issue with meeting housing demand, falling short of supply since the 1970’s. Between 2016 and 2020, the UK built an average of just 189,606 new homes per annum, meaning that over the 5 year period, the supply fell short by over half a million homes. In the years since, the construction industry has continued to struggle to driving further house price growth. As a result, housing demand is at an all time high in the UK with the deficit only growing.


The UK is an excellent market for real estate investment, with a reputation for resilience despite uncertain circumstances. This is largely due to the ever increasing under-supply of housing which has led to continuous pressure on property and rental prices. The UK property market shows a reliable return on investment with average house prices estimated to increase around 45% between 2022 and 2035. With the growing population putting pressure on the undersupplied market, demand is higher than ever making now an ideal opportunity for investors looking to buy-to-let.

To find out more about the economic fundamentals that make a strong investment case for the UK, request the latest investment case here.

The best locations for investors depends on the specific market that they wish to buy in. We have listings in London, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh. London continues to be a lucrative option for investing in property, however we recommend looking into the growth potential of other major cities especially for investors looking for a value-play.

At IP Global, our end-to-end service factors in our clients individual expectations and we provide tailored options, covering the UK as a whole. A diverse portfolio presents a greater return on investment.

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During the pandemic, UK house prices saw huge growth, reaching its highest rate in a decade. Contributing factors were the measures that supported the economy, such as the furlough system as well as direct support to the property market with the reduction in Stamp Duty.

During the pandemic, there were enormous restrictions on construction activity, reducing productivity. Since the war in Ukraine, construction has picked up but there has been pressure on the cost of building materials and energy therefore the industry has seen further challenges. The backlog of housing supply from before the pandemic, on top of the current demand, means there is a huge undersupply of housing.

There is more information on the long-term impacts of COVID on the property market here.

While we can make predictions based on current data and using models to forecast figures, there are many factors that impact the property market. We have written a guide that highlights some of the pressures that impact the housing market in the UK today and address some key questions investors are asking.


As a truly international property investment company, our partnered property brokers help investors add the strength of global real estate to their portfolio, with a particular focus on the UK, Germany, and Portugal. In their 15 years of experience, they have successfully entered 45 markets worldwide and invested over USD3 billion on behalf of their clients.

We ensure that our business operates with complete integrity and that our property brokers’ service delivery is entirely transparent. Their track record of this speaks for itself, having successfully completed over 2000 units and achieved 105% of our rental estimates since 2005.

Since 2009, our property brokers have successfully made investments totalling over £1.9 billion in UK property and continue to look for opportunities in highly sought-after cities such as London, Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham.