UK Property options – latest info

As the options for UK property investment change on a regular basis, this page will be updated to provide you with an overview of some of the current developments available to clients.

Please see these articles for information on property investing:

How to invest in UK property without stress

UK property Investment – 10 reasons why it makes sense

Current Property availability – as at 10th November 2023

Note that these are just some of the options that are available as I just have too many to add to this page. If you are interested in investing in UK property, I can make suitable recommendations from the wide portfolio on offer.

We do all the research to make it easier for you. This allows you to invest with confidence.

Our focus is very much on location as that can make all the difference. We only work with highly reputable developers and so you can buy with confidence.

All are new builds or full refurbishments and that is best for any remote investor. No maintenance issues and all fully in line with current safety rules, especially for any external cladding and H&S certification.

The yields that we quote are realistic and achievable.

Marlowe House – York     new launch 10/11/23

York is a beautiful city, a hugely popular tourist attraction, as well as a great place to live.

It has a respected university, the fantastic York Minster, a heap of history, culture, beautiful buildings, plenty of employment. multiple major employers, and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the UK.

With striking landmarks such as York Minster Cathedral, the historic city of York is one of the UK’s tourist hotspots. The city welcomes around 9 million visitors annually, bringing an estimated £765 million to the local economy.

Did you know that York is the third most visited city in the UK, after London and Edinburgh?

In terms of value for money, this is a great opportunity for long-term investment in this perennially desirable location.

Our  development is just two miles from the centre of the city, a great position offering value for money.

  • 31 apartments in total
  • All one bed apartments
  • Prices from £190,000
  • Parking spaces for all apartments
  • 250 year lease
  • Low service charge & no ground rent
  • Reservation fee of £2,500  (offset against purchase price)
  • 20% payable on exchange of contracts
  • Completion due Q3 2024

Unlike many apartment buildings, these can be let for the short-term as well as on longer leases.

One of the advantages York has over other UK cities is the ability to invest in short-term holiday properties which will give a higher rental yield.


Special offer for my clients. If you exchange contracts within 28 days after reservation is processed (so realistically 35 days) there will be a refund of £1,000 towards your legal fees.

Get in touch today for more details to reserve an apartment as these are sure to go fast.

Mortgage available for GCC residents.


Smithfield Lofts – Birmingham

A new launch of the first phase of an exciting new development in the new heart of Birmingham, the UK’s second city. This historic area is undergoing regeneration and will include public squares and parks, commercial, retail and residential spaces.

It will be a thoughtful blend of industrial-luxe design, to reflect the area’s history, coupled with 21st century style and convenience.

We are offering a range of one and two-bed apartments in this part of the building and with a very different way of buying that will make this accessible to very many more expats.

While you can choose to buy in the usual way, with a deposit of some 30% or more but we have an option to secure the purchase price now and pay the deposit over a period of months until the completion date.

You secure a property at current prices with an easy way to pay.

After paying the reservation deposit of 5%, you can pay the remaining deposit of 25% over a period of 30 months. For example, it you reserve a one-bed apartment at £219,995, you would pay around £1,883 a month.

This will be affordable for many expats and preferable to waiting for a few years until they have built up a cash deposit, at which time purchase prices are likely to have increased.

Take a look HERE for more information.

You can get on the property ladder now in an easy way, with a developer with an excellent track record.

  • 1 bed apartments from £265,995
  • 2 bed apartments from £307,995
  • Long lease
  • Easy payment plans
  • Planning permission approved
  • Completion due Q1 2026
  • Quarterly updates provided
  • Walking distance to stations
  • Part of Smithfield masterplan
  • Siemens integrated appliances
  • High build quality


Birmingham has changed considerably in recent years and is a vibrant place to live and work, with many major employers. It has great connectivity, both in the UK and globally.

Resident amenities include:

  • Roof terrace
  • Landscaped gardens and terraces
  • Residents’ lounge
  • Co-working spaces
  • Fitness studio
  • Cinema & TV lounge area
  • 24 hour concierge
  • Video entry system
  • Access to shops & restaurants


There is a large shortfall in quality rental properties in Biringham and these apartments will be very attractive to good quality, professional tenants.

I have a copy of the recent online presentation so just ask if you would like to see it.


New Eaton House – Slough          

This is a fully completed and tenanted development so no delay in receiving an income and zero developer risk.

A special offer for my clients: the developer will pay the 2% non-resident stamp duty surcharge. That’s a big saving!  Limited time offer.  (T&Cs apply)

Slough may not sound exciting (it is better than it is made out in The Office!) but it’s a vibrant town with loads of businesses, activities, good connectivity, and a huge trading eststae which means lots of employment. The town in undergoing a period of regeneration so this is a good time to buy.

New Eton House is located just a 10-minute walk from Slough Trading Estate which houses more than 500 international businesses and their headquarters including: Ferrari, Fiat, Virgin Media, Centrica and O2.

The building is a 10 minute drive to Eton, 14 minutes to Windsor Castle, and 15 minutes to Heathrow.

  • 58 boutique apartments
  • Mix of one and two bed apartments
  • Prices from £249,950
  • Car parking spaces
  • High end finishes with white goods
  • Video entry and security systems
  • Long leases
  • Full 10 year warranties

See this link for a video walkthrough: New Eaton House, Slough – walkthrough

Get in touch for full details.


Sunbury-on-Thames  – New launch 11/08/23

We have launched a new development in the Surrey town on Sunbury-on Thames, just 13 miles South West from Central London. Located on the River Thames, the town has a population of just 98,000 so has a quiet suburban feel.

It is ideal for a London commute. access to the M3, and there are loads of major employers in the area.

The headquarters of BP are in Sunbury and you’ll find Samsung, Unilever, Lego, British Gas, Hitachi and more are just a short distance away.

The price point is excellent, especially taking into account the location, accessibility and amenities.  Local letting agents report high demand with up to 20 enquiries for each available property.

The building is already complete, with show flats, so no developer risk, or delays.

  • 33 apartments in total
  • 1 bed apartments from just £300,000
  • 2 bedroom apartments from £365,000
  • Parking spaces available for £15,000
  • 999 year lease
  • Secure key-fob parking
  • Gated compound
  • Private residents’ garden
  • Spacious apartments
  • High spec appliances fitted (Bosch cookers, fridge-freezers, washing machines & dishwashers)
  • Carpets in bedrooms and wood-effect flooring elsewhere
  • Reservation fee of £5,000  (offset against purchase price)

This building is part conversion, part new build and meets all current building requirements and regulations.

For anyone who is interested in property investment in London, where we have seen a recent increase in enquiries, this is a very affordable alternative.

With London access, great employment and schooling locally, plus the lovely Surrey countryside, this is an excellent opportunity at very good prices.

Get in touch for more information, plus brochure and full price list.


Crown View – Manchester

This a a very smart, high-end development in the Victoria Riverside development. The building is 37 storeys and offers great views.

It has co-working spaces, a gym, yoga space, a residents’ bar and lounge, private dining spaces, as well as private gardens. These are luxury apartments and will command a higher than average rent.

Well-located in the upcoming “Red Bank” development area this is a flagship building. Just eight minutes on foot to Manchester Victoria station, and 30 minutes to the airport, the location is excellent.

  • Two-bed apartments from £354,195
  • Completion due July 2025
  • Stage payment structure
  • Fully protected deposits
  • FEC developer
  • 250 year lease
  • Reservation £2,000   (refunded on exchange of contracts)

Get in touch for more information, plus brochure and full price list.


Rudlens, Wellingborough – new launch  15/07/23

A two-bed apartment within an hour of London for under £200,000?   Yes it is possible!

SOLD OUT @  20/11/23


Goldfinch Apartments, Hendon Waterside, London

Update 27/11/23 – Just a few apartments left!

Hendon has great transport links so is a hop, skip and a jump (or a 20 minute tube journey!) to Central London and this is part of a huge regeneration scheme in the area.

If you are interested in buying accommodation for a child going to a London university this is one to consider, as it is only a 30-40 minute journey to UCL, LSE, Middlesex University, SOAS, and Imperial College London. And more.

You have an opportunity to get in early and buy in this new community, Hendon Waterside, right by the Welsh Harp Resevoir that offers a range of watersports. There are also 170 acres of parkland.

This major redevelopment of 2,000 homes is part built and we are offering units in one section, Goldfinch Apartments, part of Phase 4.

There are already 1,000 residents in the development so minimal developer risk and several floor have already sold out

They are expected to complete in 12-18 months so you can secure the price now, with a deposit on exchange of just 10%!

  • High yields of up to 6% – great for London
  • One bed apartments from £401,000
  • Two bed apartments from £529,000
  • Reservation fee of £2,000  (offset against exchange deposit)
  • Parking spaces available
  • All apartments have balconies or terraces
  • Easy access to the Northern Line and Thameslink
  • Not far from Brent Cross Shopping Centre
  • London Zone 3
  • Well known developer

Get in touch for more information and a copy of our presentation.

The Carrick, Edinbugh, Scotland   

As at 10/11/23 just 10 units left!

There are not many capital cities in the world where you can invest in property at this price. Edinburgh is a thriving, cultured city that is growing fast.

There is a huge undersupply of quality apartments in Edinburgh, and nowhere near enough are being built.

The population is growing year on year and the current unemployment rate is just 1.9%, very low for the UK, with many major employers in the area, as well as a large student population, inlcuding many inernational students.

Forecasts show expected property price increases of 17.6% in next five years but you can secure a property at the current price, with no change until completion, mid/end 2024.

Rents are rising too and that, with the forecasted capital growth, means this is a great long-term investment.

  • 8 one-bed apartments £237,000 to £256,000
  • 17 two-bed apartments £295,000 – £278,000
  • 2 three-bed apartment with large roof terraces ££423,000 & £429,000
  • Reservation fee of £2,500 (refunded)
  • 20% payable on exchange of contracts

All the facts mean that if you buy the right property, in the right place, you will have a great long-term investment with both capital growth and a regular income.

Get in touch for more information as we expect the small number of apartments in this classy development to be popoular.

Golden House – Guildford   

Our latest launch is in the popular Surrey town of Guildford. Surrounded by lovely countryside, with great shopping, excellent schools, and just 35 minutes to Central London by fast train, you can’t go wrong by buying any property here.

This is a completed development so there is zero developer risk and you can receive an income really quickly. It is a conversion from an office space but looks nicer than you might imagine. This also means that each apartment has higher ceilings and larger windows and the location cannot be beaten.

Special offer 15/06/23  A few apartments are left and the developmer wants to clear them off their books so there is a special offer for all our clients:

  • Free landlord furniture pack
  • First three months letting management free of charge

It is has just three storeys and we are offering the apartments on the second floor, with the best views. We have only 10 apartments to offer, nine one-beds and just one two-bed.

  • One bedroom apartments from £275,000       Est rental amount £1,400 to £1,500 pcm
  • Two bed apartment at £390,000                       Est rental amount £1,650 to £1,800 pcm

Fact facts

  • Under a mile to the station
  • Co-working spaces
  • Electric car charging points & cycle store
  • Bosch appliances
  • High quality finishes throughout the building
  • Parking spaces available (at £10,000)
  • 250 year lease
  • Annual service charge of £1,000
  • Reservation fee £2,000   (offset against purchase price)
  • 10% payable on exchange of contracts

As with all the areas we recommend for investment, there is a huge shortfall in rental property and so the yields are excellent. New apartments in central locations like this do not hang around, so if this is of interest to you, don’t hang around!

Get in touch today for more information and to reserve your next investment property.

Clarence House – Windsor     – sold out

Brunel Place – Maidenhead, Berkshire    exclusive launch 23/03/23

This is a boutique development of just 26 apartments in the historic market town of Maidenhead.

The town is benefitting from a £1bn regeneration scheme and is just 18 minutes to Paddington station so great for London commuters but the area has plenty of employment.

It is part of the M4 “Silicon Corridor” and providess easy access to the M4 by car and other towns in the area. Just 23 minutes by train to London Heathrow airport

Close to a range of highly-rated public and private schools.

It also has good retail shops, leisure facilities, and is surrounded by lovely green countryside.

This development is two buildings with a landscaped communal courtyard in between.

The building has high-speed broadband and an expected energy efficiency rating of B.

All fittings will be high quality with Bosch applicances.

  • Two studio apartments (43 sqm) from £235,000
  • 23 one-bed apartments from £252,500
  • one two-bed apartment at £412,500
  • Communal courtyard garden
  • 999 year lease
  • Reservation fee of £2,000  (offset against purchase price)
  • 10% deposit payable on exchange
  • Completion due Q4 of 2023, poss October if weather is good

Mortgages are available and for most expats a realistic maximum amount is 65% of the purchase price.

Get in touch for more information.

The Neighbourhood – Beeston, Nottingham  launch 03/03/23

This a brand new development in the suburb of Beeston, just three miles from the centre of Nottingham. It will be a gated community with seven townhouses and 80 apartments,  one, two and three bedroom.

Nottingham has excellent infrastructure and three universities – University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent and the Nottingham campus of the University of Law.

It hosts the highest concentration of higher education providers in the  East Midlands.

As well as an interesting history (Robin Hood, the centre of lacemaking, the world’s oldest professional football club – Notts County); it is the home of Boots (the chemist), Pedigree Petfoods, Experian, Gala Bingo, Speedo, Siemens, Vision Express, Specsavers and the Games Workshop.

For a relatively small city, it punches above its weight and there is plenty of employment. That makes it a good place to invest as there is a huge undersupply of quality rental property, the type desired by young professionals.

  • Prices from £169,995 to £199,995
  • Reservation deposit of 5%
  • Legal fee of £995
  • Estimated rental yields of up to 6%
  • High quality specifications
  • Completion due Q4 2024

As well as an option to buy in the usual way, there is a facilty to secure the purchase price now and pay the deposit over a period of months until the completion date. In the majority of cases you need to find a deposit of 30% plus costs but this is something different.

After paying the reservation deposit of 5%, you can pay the remaining deposit of 25% over a period of 18 months. For example, it you reserve a one-bed apartment at £169,995, you would pay around £2,360 a month.

This will be affordable for many expats and preferable to waiting for 18 months until they have built up a cash deposit, at which time purchase prices are likely to have increased.

If this is of interest to you, get in touch to find out more.

I have a couple of similar options in Norfolk and Birmingham. These have higher price points but a longer payment period.


Langford Tower – Sheffield   launch 16/02/23

An exciting new offering in a fast-growing city and this one is right in the city centre of Sheffield. The local economy has almost doubled in size in the past two decades and looks to get even stronger with many major employers in the area, as well as two excellent universities.

At at 20th May – just 12 units left so don’t delay!

Langford Tower has been fully refurbished to meet the latest safety standards and while there are 169 apartments in this 24 story building, we expect a great deal of interest.

There is a shortage of quality apartment in the centre of  the city and a buoyant employment markets means many professionals are seeking exactly this type of well-positioned property to rent.

There are great transport links, an excellent tram service, and it is near to two parks as well as good shopping, restaurants and bars.

  • 13 Studios starting from £142,500  (just two left as at 27/02/23)
  • 73 one-bed apartments starting from £152,500  (just 19 available as at 27/02/23)
  • 11 two-bed apartments starting from £249,5950  (all sold  as at 27/02/23)
  • 999 year lease
  • No ground rent
  • Expected completion Q1 2024
  • Reservation fee of just £2,500
  • Deposit of 20% on exchange, a month or so after reservation

These days studio apartment are not what you might think and are not just one room. The building is round and there are lots of variation in the layouts but this is an example of a studio apartment.

The sizes vary a little with the smallest being some 380 sq ft. The two bed apartment go up to 850 sq ft.

Every apartment has high quality kitchen and bathrooms, as well carpeting in bedrooms and durable wood-look flooring in the living and kitchen areas. The kitchen will include Bosch (or similar) main appliances.

The lower two floors will be given over to communal areas for all tenants, with a working area (with quiet areas and meeting rooms) and a relaxing area with sofas, games tables, as well as a concierge service.

Mortgages are available and for most expats a realistic maximum amount is 65% of the purchase price.

The Bailey – Manchester    launch 19/01/23

See the section on Excelsior Works below for why Manchester is such a good place to buy investment property right now. PLUS developer is offering a rental guarantee of 5.5%

Our latest offering is The Bailey, also in the centre of Manchester and just a mile from the main universities.

This building is being fully refurbished to the latest H&S specifications, with brand new fixtures and fittings throughout.

All apartments are bright and airy with Juliette balconies.

This is a sensible purhase for anyone looking to make money over the medium and long-term. The prices are competitive for the area and it is guaranteed to be popular with tenants.

A copy of the live presentation on 19/01/23 is available upon request.

As at October 2023, just a handful of units are still available.

  • 104 apartments in the building
  • Just one 1-bed at £237,450  (635 sq ft)
  • 102 2-beds from £249, 950 up to £314,950 (624-872 sq ft)
  • 86 parking spaces
  • Reservation fee of £2,500  (refunded on completion)
  • 20% payable on exchange
  • Completion due on 1st November 2023
  • Offer of £1,000 towards legal fees

The developer is offering a rental guarantee of a minimum of 5.5% on this property.

Get in touch for more information.

Brighton & Hove

One, two and three bed apartments in Hove. Prices from £362,450. Yields up to 7.7%. 999 year lease. High spec. Deposit of 20% required.

York  – a new launch in the historic city of York.  It’s a beautiful city and property tends to hold its value well here. Due to the number of visitors, this would be a great investment if you offer short-term lets.

A development of 62 stylish apartments over five stories, I expect this to be popular. Prices start at £271,723.

The building has a fully-equipped gym, a concierge service, smart technology in every apartment, and landscaped communal roof terrace.

Not far from the centre, this development is ideal as a long-term rental proposition but will also work well for shorter-term lets and if you decide to do that, we estimate rental yields could reach over 13%.


Burton-on-Trent –  all sold as at 04/09/23


Non-UK property investment

We often have developments in Germany and in the USA (Florida) so if these are of interest, please contact me for information.

We are not selling these properties but are the introducer for several developers although Holborn also has a RERA (Dubai property) licence.

Tax planning for UK property ownership

There are several advantages in owning a property via a limited company but in the past many were negated by the cost of setting up and managing it, as well as the hassle, but I can introduce you to a great company that arranged structures to asist with your long-term tax planning.

Due to taxes on change of ownership (same as buying and selling UK property), this is not usually a viable option for existing owned properties, but if you are considering buying in the UK, or have only exchanged contracts, this may work for you.

Be aware however, that changes in legislation may negate or reduce tax benefits.

Mortgages are available for expats, including Islamic finance.


To arrange a discussion about investing in property, or on any aspect of your personal financial planning, please email me at I run my own set-up under the Holborn Assets umbrella.

This is part of the holistic personal financial planning service and that I provide to expats, and the general consumer, financial and legal information that I provide in The National newspaper, on radio, and on the Facebook group British Expats Dubai.

Please take a look at the other useful articles on this website.


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