From Kathryn Bontoft, Land Agent at Goldsmith & Co. in Edinburgh. Approximately 20 to 30 estates change hands each year, with an increasing trend towards private off-market sales. Around 39 per cent of Goldsmith & Co.’s registered estate purchasers are now overseas based. Since Brexit, the pound has weakened by around eight per cent against the euro. The pound has also dropped $0.24 against the dollar. This has made all classes of UK property much more attractive to overseas investors. Long lets of sporting estates and country houses are also increasing in popularity. Both buyers and sellers now see this option as providing far more flexibility in times of political uncertainty.