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Overseas property investments: the grass isn't always greener

Such investments can come with hidden pitfalls, including building defects, hidden taxes and outright scams

Police officers at Dorney Tower residential block on the Chalcots Estate in north London on June 25, 2017. Thousands of residents from 650 London flats were evacuated on June 24 due to fire safety fears in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Four of the five Chalcots Estate towers were deemed unsafe after they were found to use cladding similar to that on Grenfell.


WHEN Justin Harper bought a two-bedroom unit outside of London in 2014, the last thing he expected was for the £270,000 (S$503,702) investment to possibly go down in flames - literally.

But the 68-unit luxury apartment building located in Slough and completed in 2015, was...

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