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The truth about foreign ownership of housing in London

Property Week have covered our inward investment housing document in the analysis section of the magazine. The page can be found here, published on 27th September 2013, and also online here.

Questions have been raised about the number of newly built London homes that are sold to overseas purchasers when London has a housing shortage. London certainly is building too few homes, but this would only be exacerbated by restricting inward investment which finances the supply of market housing, funds the provision of social housing and supports jobs and growth in London.

To put the concerns over the number of overseas purchases in context, we have produced a briefing note that provides some background as to why London’s housing market attracts inward investment and how this investment actually helps to increase overall housing supply for Londoners.

Read our briefing note: The impact of inward investment on the London housing market

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