[news] Beech Holdings wins at MEN Business of the Year Awards 2016

Posted by Graham Turrell on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 @ 10:48 AM

Beech Holdings (Manchester) are incredibly proud this week to announce that they have won the prestigious MEN Business of the year 2016 award, in the Manchester College Turnover between £10m & £25m category.

Beech Holdings MEN Awards 2016.jpgAs many of you know, Beech Holdings was born in Manchester, with an aim to preserve unloved heritage buildings which are an important part of our city’s identity and history while turning them into sustainable, low-carbon apartments in the heart of the city centre.

We at HighGround have been offering our clients Beech Holdings Property Bonds since early 2015 and naturally are all delighted at this latest success.

We congratulate the entire team at Beech Holdings for their hard work and dedication to restoring previously "unloved" commercial buildings in central Manchester to highly sought-after residential property.

Here is a link to the full announcement from Beech Holdings. 

To discover more about how to become a part of the Beech Holdings success story, just download the guide below.

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Tags: UK investment, property bonds

[seminar] Landlords: what is even scarier than Hallowe'en?

Posted by Graham Turrell on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 @ 06:37 PM

There are "malevolent" forces of taxation conspiring to destroy your career as a Buy-to-Let Property Investor. 

taxmancometh.jpgThis Hallowe'en is one day of the year when we have fun and can "pile on" the fear about the future, but frankly there's rather a lot to be afraid of financially - if you're like most landlord investors in the UK today.

Now, if property tax puts you under a spell, things are set to get far more ghoulish from next year, as the changes to UK landlords' taxation begin their gruesome grip on our finances.

There's no Silver Bullet -  but knowing your options is the key.

Help is at hand...

That's why we're meeting with a group of determined buy-to-let owners in Westminster next week on Thursday 10th November.

It's war, and it's time to prepare our defences. 

If you're around London next week, join us for an evening in Westminster as three property and tax experts join forces to give you survival strategies to manage and grow your property interests.

Due to high demand seats are now very limited, but to find out more and reserve your place, click the button below:

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Tags: UK investment, Property Insight, Commercial Property Investment, property investment, property bonds, London Property

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Posted by Graham Turrell on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 11:26 PM

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The best of Northern Powerhouse Manchester - Downtown

Posted by Graham Turrell on Sun, Oct 16, 2016 @ 12:41 PM

When it comes to seeking out property investment in the UK's Northern Powerhouse, there is nowhere with more potential, growth, excitement and optimism that central Manchester.

downtown-lawn.jpgOur recent viewing trip to check out a brand new residential development, Downtown, is a prime example of how the growing demand for high quality rented apartments in the perfect location within easy reach of both Media City and the City Centre can offer investors a very solid addition to their property portfolios.

We've seen the breathtaking progress of investment in infrastructure and housing in Central Manchester and with the HS2 rail service set to slash travel time from Central London and the South, now is still the perfect time to consider investment in bricks and mortar.

Downtown Manchester offers a range of unique high-specification features that is set to offer very strong rental yields for years to come. Being created by a prestigious and experienced team of developers, this is perfect for any property investor looking for superb returns on their capital.

Reservations are now being taken.

Discover more about this exciting new central Manchester development by clicking the image below and talk to us for current deals available...

Downtown Manchester Investment Prospectus

Tags: UK investment, Residential Property

How to choose a Property Bond - 100 downloads in a day!

Posted by Graham Turrell on Wed, Oct 12, 2016 @ 10:08 AM

I'm delighted this morning: our property investors' guide to Property Bonds has been downloaded by over 100 property investors in under 24 hours with more requests flooding in. 

100-fireworks.jpgThere's clearly a very strong interest in this new and interesting way of investing in property development projects. But with a growing array of property bonds appearing in the market place investors recognise that they need to equip themselves with knowledge and understanding of what they are and what they do.

There are some great property bond opportunities out there today, but they vary in quality and safety so having the knowledge of how to tell them apart and gauge which ones are right for you is so important to avoid mistakes and missing out on the best of the bunch.

The property bonds guide was written to give investors this kind of insight and seems to be hitting the spot. But we're constantly seeking to improve they way we serve investors, so I'd really value all comments and feedback on how we can make the guide even better. If you read the book, please drop me a comment here and we'll use these to create the next edition! 

If you've downloaded already - thank you. If not, you can get your copy of the guide right here :

Download HighGround Property Bonds Special Report

Tags: property bonds

[seminar] The Property Tax 'War Room' - Join us for an evening in Westminster

Posted by Graham Turrell on Wed, Oct 05, 2016 @ 11:15 PM

The tax onslaught against residential landlords has become the hot topic among property investors. And it's only just begun.

tax-saving-piggy.jpgSome landlords know of the potential massive hit to profitability coming their way starting next April and a few of these have already taken steps to minimise the impact, However others are not even be aware that unchecked, these sweeping changes could potentially wipe out their buy-to-let businesses...

It's war, and it's time to prepare our defences. 

So - why not join us for an evening in Westminster as three property and tax experts join forces to give you survival strategies to manage and grow your property interests?

To find out more and reserve your place, you can click the button below:

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Here's some more detail...

This seminar is for you if are:

  • worried about the changes to tax law and how it might damage your property wealth
  • looking for ways to minimise the impact of the new UK property taxes on your portfolio
  • seeking to grow your portfolio in the most tax-efficient manner
  • looking for inspiration or new ideas

What you'll get out of attending this event:

  • Returns: Find out how to get better returns on your money and investments
  • Convenient location: Westminster venue, central London - you will get the details with your joining instructions
  • When: Thursday 10th November 2016 after work 18.30 - 20.45
  • Time-saving: Concentrated expertise - meet 3 experts and see what they have to say, in the same room at the same time.

Places are first come first served already filling fast so reserve your seat today.

Register Now  

Tags: UK investment, Property Insight, Commercial Property Investment, property investment, property bonds, London Property

[eBook] Property Bonds - a brave new world of property investment?

Posted by Graham Turrell on Wed, Sep 14, 2016 @ 02:25 AM

There is a lot of talk about Property Bonds as a new, simple and secure way of enjoying bank-beating returns without the hassle of direct property ownership. But choosing from the growing list of advertised products can be a minefield.

So to help you learn about this new approach to property investment, I'm delighted to announce we've written a brand new guide which you can download now for free.

12-shutterstock_291201419.jpgOver the last couple of months we've been very busy behind the scenes studying the Property Bonds market place. As bonds become more and more popular with medium-sized property developers as a way of generating finance for their projects, we are set to see more and more bonds and loan-note investments being offered.

Our findings have been fascinating.

The choice of property bonds is already somewhat bewildering, and the range of quality and safety is wide. We have discovered that there are some excellent offerings available today with very reputable property developers, business models and bond structures that offer investors strong but realistic returns, with investor security at the forefront.

But not all such bonds are equal. It has concerned me greatly that very high rates are being advertised in some cases to attract investor interest but when we apply the weight of our due diligence processes, many leave a great deal to be desired.

We're sharing our knowledge with investors, and showing them how to discern the good products from the mediocre as well as providing our own critique and expert guidance to them. 

To find out more about the world of Property Bonds, you can download our brand-new Special Report today. Just click the image below to receive your copy...

Download HighGround Property Bonds Special Report


Tags: property bonds

[news] Report reveals facts and hotspots for UK student property

Posted by Graham Turrell on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 @ 08:40 PM

STUDENTS-INDOORS.jpgPurpose built Student Accommodation (PBSA)  in the UK remains an incredibly popular asset class for a whole host of reasons.

When it comes to looking for reliable growth and passive income through property, fully-managed student property is hard to beat. 


Here are 9 fascinating facts about student property!

Did you know that ...

  1. It's Big Business. In 2015, a massive £5.1b's worth of PBSA transactions took place - the largest yearly figure ever.
  2. It's Popular. Just over 49,000 PBSA beds were bought and sold last year.
  3. The Big Boys are playing. Nearly half of these were bought by institutions, including major pension funds such as Aviva and BlackRock.
  4. If a certain brewery built property, it would be this. PBSA has again outperformed all traditional property classes.
  5. Students are in love. PBSA is more popular with students than ever before, and this is set to continue
  6. It can be T.A.X Friendly. Most Purpose-built student property is exempted by HMRC from capital gains tax (but seek professional tax advice to confirm for your situation)
  7. More buyers love second-hand. With increasing yields (average rent in 2015 was up by 3.64% - well above inflation), the resale secondary market is becoming lucrative. Some buyers are prepared to pay a premium for PBSA blocks with years of trading history.
  8. It's still growing. Growth is set to continue, with growth outside London expected to be greatest.
  9. There's a "Brexit Bonus". With a lower £ following the Brexit decision, the overseas student market could be set to enjoy another further boost in the medium term. PBSA is even more popular with non-UK students so demand could see another further shift from traditional privately let shared houses (HMO) and university-owned accommodation. 

If large institutions such as Aviva are buying PBSA for their managed funds, it may be worth considering taking a leaf out of their book? Especially when individual student suites can be owned for less than a deposit on some city centre apartments.

Discover more facts and figures in the latest PBSA report from Knight-Frank, including some expected PBSA UK hotspots.

To get your complimentary copy, just click the link below. 

Download Student Property Market Review 2016

What do you think of the report contents? Post your thoughts below, we'd love to discuss!

Tags: news, Student Accomodation

Interested in intelligent property investment?  Join me in central London on Thursday 9th June

Posted by Graham Turrell on Fri, Jun 03, 2016 @ 09:34 AM


I'm really excited about a seminar we’ve arranged for next Thursday the 9th June with Jeff Hankin, director of Best International presenting their investment strategy including information about their new UK car park offering along with their highly successful range of property bonds. 

This will be a highly informative event in a relaxed setting and presents a welcome and secure alternative to traditional buy-to-let property investment currently under unprecedented attack from the UK Treasury.

Are you able to make the event? The venue is the Thistle, Kingsley Hotel Holborn (2 minutes walk from Holborn station) with reception and light refreshments at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. There will also be opportunity for networking with like-minded property investors.

This is a free event, but it's value to you is likely to be immense. Due to populatirity and venue size, seats are now very limited so I recommend reserving your place today.

Happy for you to invite anyone you think would benefit from listening to Jeff. Please let us know number of seats needed by reserving them below (I'll get notified automatically). Any questions beforehand, drop me a comment on this post and I'll answer each one personally.

To secure your seat(s) now just click here:

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Look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you next Thursday!

Kind regards,

Graham Turrell

CEO HighGround Property Investment

Tags: Property Insight, property bonds

Business & Pleasure combined? - Investing in Luxury Beach Front property with confidence

Posted by Graham Turrell on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 08:58 PM

As anyone who know us well will tell you, when it comes to choosing investment property, we never let our hearts rule our heads.  

llana_12-nice.pngThat said, once we've thoroughly interrogated the developer, the business model and the numbers stack up firmly in favour of the investor, we allow ourselves to let our hair down a little. 

When the down-side of a deal is covered, its time to celebrate the up-side and get a tiny bit excited. Time to take a good fresh look at Cape Verde property investment...

Something .... unusual

A decade of experience tells me this: it's really rare in property to be offered a minimum net rental income and to be able to keep everything above that minimum too.

Think about that for a moment. When the resort is doing well you get the full benefit of that. Should  there be a problem, you're covered, saf and secure. Of course the reason you're offered this is that the developer knows from experience that actual rental income from your hotel suite will always be well in excess of the minimum.

So it's a no-brainer to offer this to investors, but it kind of speaks volumes, doesn't it?


Control is good. Should you wish to sell up an no longer want the income and free personal usage, you can even demand that the property be resold for you after five years at market value.

Here's what you could have, for a £10k investment upwards:

  • Receive an assured 7% annualised income until the resort opens;
  • Benefit from the guaranteed minimum net return of 5% per year thereafter;
  • Any income above 5% is earned based on your hotel suite income;
  • Assured resale of your property any time from the fifth year;
  • Tax friendly environment;
  • Free personal usage options are available to enjoy every year should you wish;
  • Huge choice of ownership across two idyllic Cape Verdean islands.

Begin this journey of discovery today and grab a copy of our Llana Beach Hotel guide:

Download Llana Beach Hotel Investment Prospectus


Tags: Hotel Investment, Cape Verde, Llana Beach Hotel