https://www.estateagenttoday.co.uk/breaking-news/2018/3/first-ever-uk-resi-transaction-undertaken-through-blockchain--claim

A Manchester-based property investment firm is claiming to be the first company in Britain to record an online exchange of a property using the Blockchain technology.

Blockchain is described as a ‘digital ledger’ where transactions using cryptocurrencies are recorded.

HS Property Group says it has used the online platform clicktopurchase to transact the sale of a four-bedroom HMO investment property in Oldham. 

Despite concern in some quarters as to the security and stability surrounding cryptocurrencies, Guy Horne - director HS Property Group - claims using Blockchain technology “will be the future of property transactions.

Horne says: “The speed and transparency it offers will democratise property investment worldwide. We want to offer our global investor network a more straightforward and secure method to purchase residential investments without compromising any legal safeguards.”

HS Property Group was founded in 2014 by Horne and David Searle, and specialises in high-yielding residential investment property secured through long-term corporate leases with social housing bodies. 

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