Moving back to the UK from United Arab Emirates and looking for properties?

A significant part of our client base, particularly over the last 20 years, have been expatriates looking to return to the UK from the UAE and Dubai.  It is a particularly challenging, but also very interesting and rewarding time, working with clients who have been working themselves very hard in their own chosen fields.

There are many reasons for the return to the UK, but often it is for family and schooling reasons.  The family has been initially raised in the Dubai or UAE, but now has come the time to return home and settle for the crucial years of education and growing-up.

Yes, it is an exciting time, but also absolutely essential that you get it right.  The cost of buying property in the UK, with significant increases in Stamp Duty and the cost of legal and removal fees etc., has only gone up while you have been away.

We also understand that it is very difficult to read the UK property market from Dubai or UAE.  There are as many pundits in the papers and online, with conflicting views of what’s happening in the market, as there are actual properties on the market.  Overlay that with the gossip and chatter of friends and family, and it is no wonder that people are confused.

At Stacks, we are in the market day-in-day-out and can give you a real view of the realties on the ground back here via telephone, FaceTime, Skype etc.  We know what’s happening.

We also want to talk to you about what you are looking for.

If you do instruct us, you can put yourself in the driving seat, whilst doing nothing.  We will sift through the market, discarding the rejects and keeping our ear to the ground through our local contacts.  And when you hit the ground and are back in the UK, we will ready to show you the best property on the market.

Get in touch now, so we can learn more about what you are looking for and how we can help.

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