In the past, legislation placed tough restrictions on expats in the Middle East buying freehold properties7 in the region. The Expat Explorer survey reveals how these challenging property rights mean that expats in the Middle East are among those least likely (16%) to own a property after relocating compared to other regions (24%). The Middle East also stands in contrast to other countries where expats find it easier to get a foot on the property ladder, in particular Canada (46%), USA (40%), India (39%) and Australia (39%) where expats are most likely to own a home.
The report also found that Middle Eastern-based expats are most concerned about changes in house prices (36%), citing this to be a top risk to their financial wellbeing and confidence (compared to the worldwide average of 22%).
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