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United Kingdom Real Estate Resources

United Kingdom luxury real estate guides and resources on Marquette Turner

We have real estate resources  for the United Kingdom listed in numerous categories below. Simply click on the link.

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Buying Guides



Economics & Statistics

  • ARLA News and Press Releases – Property market news from the Association of Residential Letting Agents.
  • Bank of England
  • BBC NEWS In Depth: UK House Prices – In-depth house price information for the UK.
  • BBC NEWS Special Reports: Your Home – In-depth page offering the latest news and information you need to find your way around the property market in the UK. Includes a mortgage calculator and house price search.
  • BBC NEWS | Business | Economy – News on the British economy from the BBC.
  • Buy to Let Mortgages (Paragon Mortgages) – Archive of Paragon Mortgages statistical buy-to-let market indicator.
  • Colliers UK: Residential Research – Residential Housing Market Overviews.
  • Country Briefings: Britain (Economist.com) – Provides economic statistics, forecasts, news and reports on Britain.
  • Cushman & Wakefield – Global real estate solutions – Knowledge Center – Reviewing market trends and price movements in European property markets, including analysis of yields and rents for retail, office, industrial and hotel properties.
  • Economic Factbook (HBOS) – The Economic Factbook contains a wide range of data including information on the UK economy, housing market, mortgage market, savings market, personal loans, taxation and demographics.
  • Economic indicators by region (HBOS) – Economic indicators including Scottish Leading Economic Indicators and the London Economic Index.
  • Halifax House Price Index – The Halifax House Price Index is based on the lending of the largest UK mortgage lender. Also has a house price calculator, regional house prices and house prices by postcode.
  • HM Treasury – HM Treasury provides economic data and tools that include the latest economic indicators and forecasts for the UK economy.
  • Hometrack – Hometrack publishes a variety of commentary and analysis on a wide range of issues impacting on the housing and mortgage markets, including their monthly house price survey.
  • House Price & Property Valuation – This website was set up by a group of property enthusiasts frustrated by the lack of “unbiased” information on house prices and valuations. This site offers free information written for anyone with an interest in residential property valuation.
  • House price calculator (HBOS) – House price calculator by region in the UK.
  • House Price Index (Primelocation) – Find out the latest property price trends. The House Price Index is a market index representing the prime property market, based on the properties listed on Primelocation.com
  • House Price Index with Rightmove – Here you can check the latest edition of the Rightmove.co.uk house price index, providing indicators of residential property prices in England and Wales.
  • House Price Surveys Explained (BBC NEWS) – There are dozens of house price surveys out there, but how do they work, and which ones should you trust? BBC News offers a comparison of the various house price surveys available.
  • House Price Trends (PROVISER) – Provides a chart showing the most recent average property prices for England and Wales.
  • House Prices (guardian.co.uk) – Articles about house prices in the UK from The Guardian.
  • HousePriceCrash.co.uk – Latest opinion and statistics on the direction of house prices from thousands of members and news sources all in one place.
  • Housing Market (guardian.co.uk) – The latest housing market news from The Guardian.
  • Housing Outlook – Housing Outlook is edited by Gavin Cameron, John Muellbauer, and Anthony Murphy. Their aim is to provide informative analysis of the UK housing market from their perspective as academic economists.
  • Housing Publications Free Downloads: UK Housing Review (CIH)– On behalf of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation the CIH jointly publishes – with the Council of Mortgage Lenders – the UK Housing Review, the annual compilation of housing statistics. The most recent edition of the Review is also available for a fee.
  • IPD UK Property Indices – IPD offers its UK annual property index and UK monthly property index here, among other property-related indices.
  • Jones Lang LaSalle – United Kingdom – Jones Lang LaSalle offers some research reports on the UK residential and commercial property markets.
  • Land Registry: House Price Index – The Land Registry House Price Index (HPI) captures changes in the value of residential properties. The HPI uses sales data collected on all residential housing transactions in England and Wales since April 2000.
  • Land Registry: House Prices – The Land Registry House Price Index is the most comprehensive available. Using Land Registrys data set of completed sales, it is the only index to be based on repeat sales. The index includes figures at national, regional, county and London borough level.
  • Land Registry: Property Prices – Land Registry data including house prices, publications, annual reports, factsheets, etc.
  • List of Economic Surveys of the United Kingdom (OECD) – Surveys of the United Kingdom economy focusing on economic outlook, monetary and financial issues, public finances, and support for innovation.
  • London Property Price Guide (Hurford Salvi Carr)
  • London Property Watch – Provides average asking prices of London properties for sale or rent. Updated daily.
  • National Institute of Economic and Social Research – Britains longest established independent economic research institute. It offers economic forecasts and research articles, which are provided in summary form on its website.
  • National Statistics Online – The National Statistics site provides free access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, government departments and devolved administrations.
  • Nationwide Building Society: House Prices – This site contains all house price information published by Nationwide Building Society. Also includes a House Price Calculator.
  • Neighbourhood Statistics – Free-access government website providing a range of local area information.
  • Nethouseprices.com – Find sold house prices in your area.
  • Property (guardian.co.uk) – Property news portal of The Guardian online.
  • Property and Home (The Motley Fool) – Information, news and tips on buying and selling a house. Stay informed with news and information concerning the UK property markets.
  • Property Market Updates (Fisher German) – property market update review
  • Research and Statistics – Housing – Here you can find the ten most recent research and statistics publications on housing provided by the Communities and Local Government site. 
  • Savills Research – Provides reports on the residential and commercial property markets.
  • Scottish Economy – Scottish Government info portal on the Scottish economy, with news, publications, statistics, research, etc.
  • Scottish Statistics News – Statistics and publications for Scotland.
  • Sold House Prices: UK Home Values (Primelocation) – Check out property values anywhere in the UK by searching sold house prices information and reading the Primelocation.com House Price Index.
  • Statistics – Key statistics on the UK housing and mortgage markets.
  • UK House Prices (This is Money) – House price trends, predictions, news & advice from This is Money UK.
  • UpMyStreet – For Where You Live – Check house prices in your area.
  • Wheres My Property – UK House Prices – The latest average UK property prices over the last 12 months.

Forums & Blogs

  • A Forum for Americans and Brits – Discussion forum for Americans and Brits.
  • American Expats In The UK – A website for Americans living in or moving to the United Kingdom. It features an online forum community with over 250 members answering questions on immigration to the UK, where to find other Americans, and much more.
  • Blog directory: Expatriate living in England – A directory of blogs written by expatriates in England.
  • Have Your Say – Forums – Communities and Local Government discussion forums, online consultations, blogs and webchats.
  • House Price Crash forum – Discussion forum on house prices.
  • Just Landed UK Forums – The Just Landed forums are there for you to get in touch with other members of the Just Landed Community. Chat to other people about your experiences, ask for help and help others.
  • The Motley Fool Discussion Boards – Business, money, finance, and investment discussions.
  • Trusts Discussion Forum – The Trusts Discussion Forum is a moderated mailing list dedicated to discussion by practitioners of topics relating to the drafting and administration of trusts, wills and other private client issues including taxation.
  • UK Yankee – Americans in the UK – An information resource and community website for those looking for information about moving to the UK, and for those in need of advice and support who are in Great Britain already.



Landlord & Tenant

Laws

  • “Roger Hornes Miscellany” by Roger Horne, Barrister – The site includes a full text and commentary on the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 and an index to the cases referred to in the House of Lords reports.
  • Community Legal Advice – This website offers free, confidential and independent legal advice for residents of England and Wales.
  • Guide to Law Online: United Kingdom (Library of Congress) – Links to online resources about UK laws, including the Constitution, law texts, legal guides and commentary, etc.
  • Guide to the UK Legal System – Updated (LLRX.com) – Overview and links about the UK legal system, government, court system, legislation, case law, etc.
  • Legal & Surveying Guides (Primelocation) – Find guides and advice about legal property obligations, property solicitors and conveyancers and structural building surveyors in the UK.
  • Property Law UK – The Property Law website has property law monthly updates, which cover aspects of law relating to property in the UK.

Mortgages

Taxes

  • Capital Gains Tax & Inheritance Tax Advice Guides – These unique tax guides by Taxcafe show you how to pay less UK capital gains tax, inheritance tax, property tax, corporation tax, income tax, and business tax.
  • Council Tax (AdviceGuide) – Information on council tax including valuation bands, discounts and reductions, how to pay, arrears and the appeals system.
  • Foreign ownership of UK property – pitfalls and planning (CIOT) – An article examining the taxation position of non-UK domiciliaries who purchase UK property either as an investment or as a home. Published in the January 2001 issue of “Tax Adviser”.
  • Guide to UK Inheritance Tax (Primelocation) – A general overview of inheritance tax rules and obligations in the UK.
  • HM Revenue & Customs – Website of HMRC, the agency responsible for collecting the bulk of tax revenue in the UK. Here you can find guidance on filing your tax return.
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Capital Gains Tax – This area provides links to a lot of the material about Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for individual taxpayers and trustees.
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Inheritance Tax – Info on inheritance tax (IHT), payable on an estate when someone dies, or when assets are transferred into a discretionary trust or to a company.
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Rates and Allowances – Income Tax – Provides an Income Tax Allowances table and Taxable Bands table.
  • HM Revenue & Customs: Residency – A portal to tax information for people not resident in the United Kingdom.
  • Income Tax (Directgov) – Income Tax – what it is and how its applied, including Income Tax bands, rates and allowances, PAYE and Self Assessment
  • Income Tax Introduction (Fool.co.uk) – The Motley Fool guide to UK taxes, including income tax, capital gains tax, inheritance tax, and more.
  • Inheritance Tax (Pensions.co.uk) – A guide to inheritance tax in the UK.
  • Money, Tax and Benefits (Directgov) – Everything you need to about tax – including how to pay it, how to reclaim and who to contact about it. With information on benefits, pensions, managing money and debt.
  • Stamp Taxes (HM Revenue & Customs) – Info about stamp taxes payable on land, property and shares.
  • Tax In England (AdviceGuide) – Frequently asked questions about tax, including income tax, tax-exempt and taxable income, tax reliefs, inheritance tax, council tax, and more.
  • Tax Tips Forum (TaxationWeb) – TaxationWeb forum. The purpose of the Tax Tips Forum is NOT to give you free tax advice, but to offer initial guidance on capital gains tax, property tax, inheritance tax, corporation tax, business tax, income tax, etc.
  • Tax Tutor – Tax Tutor, the fastest way to learn about tax, is now available online.
  • Taxation, Work and Welfare Index (HM Treasury) – This area of the Treasury website contains documents and publications on the UK tax and benefit system.
  • UK & International Tax Law from TaxationWeb – UK dedicated tax database, offering information and advice on new tax legislation, case law and practice developments, as well as tax planning and tax mitigation issues for both, UK residents and those considering emigrating.
  • UK allowances for non-residents (HM Revenue & Customs) – Info about tax allowances you may claim if you are an individual not resident in the UK.
  • UK Property Tax Portal – A website dedicated to helping property investors and landlords pay less tax, it offers property tax articles and advice.
  • UK Tax Advice (This is Money) – Your complete guide to UK Tax, with free tips and advice from the UK financial website, This is Money.
  • United Kingdom – real estate tax guide (Deloitte & Touche LLP) – A guide to corporate income tax, capital gains tax, property tax, transfer tax, and VAT in the United Kingdom.
  • Whiting & Partners Knowledge Bank – Whiting & Partners knowledge bank offers facts, figures and guides concerning UK tax rates, reliefs, rules, and more.

Yellow Pages & Directories

  • BT Phone Book – Business directory from British Telecom.
  • craigslist: london – London craigslist provides local classifieds and forums for jobs, houses, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.
  • Directgov – Website of the UK government, providing a directory of UK public services all in one place.
  • Just Landed UK Directory – Just Landed Directory offers you useful addresses and internet sites for your stay abroad.
  • OnVillage UK – Business information and listings.
  • ThomsonLocal.com – UK local business directory. Find classified business listings for local UK suppliers including telephone numbers, web and email addresses, maps and directions.
  • UKY Links (UK Yankee) – Links relevant to American expats in the UK.
  • Yell.com – Yell.com is the UKs local search engine, providing access to classified business information, including business websites, addresses, phone numbers and detailed maps and directions for your local area and locations throughout the UK.

Country Description

Investment Climate

  •  Business Link – UK business support, information and advice website.
  • Doing Business in the United Kingdom (The World Bank Group) – A summary of “Doing Business” data for the United Kingdom, including its overall “Ease of Doing Business” rank, and various key indicators of the business climate in the UK.
  • EMDA Englands East Midlands – Website promoting the East Midlands in England as a place to establish and grow your business in the UK.
  • FDI.net: United Kingdom – Information directory for all things related to foreign direct investment in the United Kingdom.
  • International Business Wales – International Business Wales (IBW) helps global companies trade with or establish operations in Wales, UK. It showcases investment opportunities in Wales.
  • Invest Northern Ireland – Support for start-up and existing business in Northern Ireland. Invest NI offers the Northern Ireland business community a single organisation providing high-quality services, programmes, support and expert advice.
  • Investments.co.uk – This website will explain the benefits, costs and risks involved and where to go to find every type of investment available.
  • KPMG Mature Markets Studies – KPMG Mature Markets Studies includes the publication “Investment in the UK” available for download.
  • Northwest Regional Development Agency – The Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) leads the economic development and regeneration of Englands Northwest. Its website provides free NWDA publications and published reports.
  • Scottish Development International – Promotes international trade and inward investment for developing knowledge industries in Scotland. Key sectors include biotechnology, electronics, creative industries and financial services.
  • Sheffield City Council: Business – Includes business rates and licensing forms and investment information.
  • South West Regional Development Agency – South West RDA gathers and shares business and investment research and intelligence for the South West region.

 

Newspapers, Magazines & Blogs

  • BBC NEWS | News Front Page – Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. Also entertainment, business, science, technology and health news.
  • BBC NEWS | The Editors – The Editors is a site where editors from across BBC News share their dilemmas and issues.
  • Daily Mail – News, sport, showbiz, health, femail, and more from the the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday online.
  • Daily Telegraph Online – The Daily Telegraph contains UK and world daily news, sports, weather, business, money, and stock market news.
  • Evening Standard – News, columnists, polls, campaigns, reader rewards and your views from the Evening Standard – Londons quality paper.
  • Globe of Blogs: United Kingdom – An index of United Kingdom weblogs as submitted by their authors.
  • Great Britain News (The New York Times) – World news about Great Britain, its people, politics and economy from The New York Times.
  • Guardian Unlimited Blogs – An index of Guardian Unlimited Blogs on a variety of topics, including news, arts & entertainment, science, environment, sports, and more.
  • Guardian.co.uk – UK news and world news, covering politics, health, education, society, business, media, science and technology.
  • HousePriceCrash.co.uk News Blog – News about house price trends.
  • Independent Online Edition – The Independent online edition has up-to-the-minute UK news reports and breaking stories.
  • London newsguide (guardian.co.uk) – The Guardian provides links and reviews to news and media websites in London. Similar guides are available fro other cities and regions in the UK.
  • Reuters.co.uk – Reuters.co.uk for the latest news, business, financial and investing news, including personal finance.
  • Sky News – Sky News brings you the latest news and video reports from across the UK – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • This Is London – London entertainment guide from The Evening Standard. Full listings, reviews and tickets booking for London covering film, restaurants, theatre, comedy, music, art, showbiz, news and sports.
  • This is Money Blog – Financial blog offering advice from Fleet Street journalists about todays hot financial topics.
  • This Is Money UK – News, advice, guides and opinion on making money and saving money from the UK financial website This Is Money.
  • Times Online – World, UK and Business news and comment from The Times and The Sunday Times
  • UK newsguide (guardian.co.uk) – Links and reviews to news and media websites in the UK and by city and region.
  • United Kingdom News (Topix) – News on United Kingdom continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.



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