Wednesday, September 24, 2014
UK’s most charismatic landlord is courting foreign investors
Controversial teachers turned landlords Fergus and Judith Wilson say the demand from buyers for their Kent-based buy-to-let empire is rocketing. And most of the potential buyers are from overseas, Mr Wilson said Ã¢Â€Â“ while interest from UK investors such as pension funds has fallen away. The portfolio consists approximately 900 tenanted houses in and around Ashford, Kent, valued at between Ã‚Â£275,000 and Ã‚Â£300,000. Following reports that Chinese bidders had emerged in recent days and were "queuing" to buy, Fergus Wilson told the Telegraph that they were "far from" the only parties apparently casting an eye over his vast portfolio of homes.