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Overseas Investors Find Favour in Fife Property Market

Scotland has one of the highest rates of ‘long distance landlords’ and, according to leading legal, financial and property specialists Pagan Osborne, this trend is reflected in the Fife letting market.

Recent statistics from the Association of Residential Letting Agents shows the ratio for Scotland is 1 to 1.74 (landlords to properties in the private rented sector). London is the highest with twice as many properties than landlords in the city.

Over 20% of the properties Pagan Osborne manages on behalf of its clients in Fife live overseas in countries such as Australia, USA, Albania, Abu Dhabi to Jamaica.

Linda Black,

Fife Property Manager at Pagan Osborne, said:

“Many investors want to buy a property to let while they travel or are based around the globe, keeping a foothold in their hometown or country. People have all different reasons for doing this; it might be somewhere they plan to retire to, use for holidays or it may have been their home before they moved away and they don’t want to let it completely go.

“Also, in St Andrews in particular, we have the university which is home to students from all over the UK and indeed the globe.

“It is a lot of faith to put in an agent if you are trusting them with this significant, and often personal, investment from so far away and that is why we believe in providing our landlords with a premium service that ensures their property is being well looked after in their absence.”


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