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Investing in UK property: Three common myths busted

Is bricks and mortar really a safe, reliable investment? We explore how investing in UK property fares as an option for British expatriates.

What happens if you sell your French home after leaving France?

The Constitutional Court ruled that the main home capital gains tax and social charges exemption is only available to French residents.

French wealth tax reform and investment property

From 2018 French wealth tax only applies to property. Shares, bonds and assurance-vie polices are no longer liable to this tax.

Capital gains tax on selling property and shares in Spain

How much is capital gains tax in Spain, for residents and for non-residents? Can you benefit from allowances?

Downsizing in Portugal needn’t mean short-changing your heirs

It’s possible to scale-down the size of your Portugal property to secure a comfortable retirement and still leave a lasting legacy.

Look beyond property to unlock investment potential

While investing in real estate has its advantages, it can have significant drawbacks when it comes to the key investment principles of liquidity, risk and returns, diversification and tax efficiency.

Is 2017 the year of higher taxes for property owners in Portugal?

If you own property or are thinking about buying a home in Portugal, you could be affected by new tax rules, including a ‘wealth tax’ on high-value properties and a new way of defining ‘tax havens’.

Is Your UK Property Worth Its Weight In Tax?

For British expatriates, it may seem like financial sense to keep hold of your house in the UK. However, recent changes have generally increased the tax burden for owners of residential properties in the UK.