We act for numerous overseas clients, either directly from countries as diverse as China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Israel, Russia, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, Canada, Japan, Nigeria and Switzerland, or through Trust companies based in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, British Virgin Islands, Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Mauritius.
Generally our clients are serious investors looking to preserve their capital and diversify through the purchase of buy to let residential property or investment property, primarily, but not exclusively, in London.
Property lawyers at Bartons are experienced in handling property investment and frequently deal with offshore investors whether in their personal names or using offshore vehicles. We also advise on the mortgaging of investment property, and deal on a regular basis with satisfying the requirements of the many off- and on-shore banks. Typically we can act for both investor and lender thus saving the client time and money.
We visit our overseas clients and associates with trips including MIPIM in Cannes, and regular visits to Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Africa, where in the latter case director Raymond Hayes has participated in seminars organised by the South African Real Estate Investors Magazine.