UK property has long been an investment of choice for non-UK residents looking for a stable and secure home for discretionary savings. This has historically also come with some significant tax advantages from the UK perspective.
This status has been under attack for some time and many of the advantages have been whittled away to the point where the UK no longer offers any tax advantages over competing investment jurisdictions. It remains to be seen whether this diminishes the UK roles as real estate investment jurisdiction of choice. We have a look at some of the changes in this post here