In second place are residents of Singapore. They own 15,725 homes in the country, with a combined value of £7.2bn. In third place are US residents with 11,964 homes and a portfolio worth £5.1bn.
Fourth place was taken by residents of the UAE. In the UK, they have 10,713 homes registered to them, with a portfolio valued at £ 4.6bn. Closing the top 5 are residents of China. They own 8,736 homes in the country worth a total of £4.2bn.
The top ten is rounded out by residents of Malaysia, Kuwait, Ireland, Australia and Saudi Arabia. The minimum amount of real estate in the UK is owned by residents of Turkey. They own only 914 houses.
Analysts attribute the popularity of the UK among foreigners to loyal conditions on the part of the British government. There is a special British national visa for Hong Kong residents, which allows them to live, study and work in the UK. It is issued to people who were registered as British citizens in overseas territories before 1997. It is valid for 2 to 6 years.