Should Investors Bet on Property?

Brexit has cast a shadow over the property sector, but there are still opportunities for investors willing to be picky 

Annalisa Esposito 8 August, 2019 | 11:42AM

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The property market has been one of the biggest casualties of Brexit since the referendum vote in 2016. The sector was immediately thrown into turmoil amid fears that Britain’s departure from the EU would see property prices plunge. 

Three years on from the vote and less than three months until the Brexit deadline, the outlook still doesn’t look optimistic. Investors are particularly concerned about the effect on London property, with many fearing that the City could become a ghost town of vacant office space if companies move their operations elsewhere. Worried investors pulled £425 million out of property funds in June alone, according to investment Association figures. 

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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