Spending Review Could Attract Foreign Buyers to London

Todays (October 20th) comprehensive spending review could be the spark that is needed to encourage real estate investors to return to the London property market. Estate agent Douglas and Gordon has claimed that many institutional investors have opted against purchasing real estate in the UK in recent months....

Todays (October 20th) comprehensive spending review could be the spark that is needed to encourage real estate investors to return to the London property market. Estate agent Douglas and Gordon has claimed that many institutional investors have opted against purchasing real estate in the UK in recent months.

However, there is "reason to believe" that the government's announcement on Wednesday of the public sector spending cuts could see them return to the capital. Ed Mead, director of the company, explained: "Perhaps you may see the pound falling off the back of it and therefore you may see euro buyers come back."

Despite this possible influx of investment, Mr Mead added that it was likely that the London property market would remain in a "thin and fragile" state for a while yet.

The comments come just after real estate service provider Savills claimed that the rental market in London offers the best potential for growth of any European market in the coming five years.

- Wednesday 20 October 2010

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