With us living longer, pension funds are not giving many of us the financial future we planned for, and other ways are often sought to grow financial nest-eggs to top up that future income. Bank savings accounts aren’t delivering on that either.
So is there a place in a portfolio for Property Bonds - for those of us that would rather be the lender than the property developer?
With good Property Bonds, you team up with an established property developer in a Joint Venture. But there are none of the set-up costs for the bond holder that you would normally associate with a direct property development project, or the advisor fees that come with buying traditional regulated investments: all of your capital goes to work for you.
Here are a few other key reasons to consider profiting from Property Bonds:
- Property is seen as a secure asset class and with not enough homes being built in the UK demand continually outstrips the supply.
- There are more and more obstacles in directly owning investment property. Heavier taxation for residential investment property and reduction of tax reliefs for expenses; difficulty in raising mortgage finance for buy- to-let; dealing with tenants; licensing; regulation, the possibility of rent controls; the list goes on). Many property investors are looking for less hassle and more profit: being the lender, not the landlord.
- As part of this movement, investors who are cash-rich and time-poor are looking to partner with developers by lending rather than getting directly involved in the day-to-day running of projects.
- In uncertain economic times a predictable fixed income for a known period of time has much appeal.
- Whilst no investment is risk-free and they're not for everyone, a well-chosen Property Bond can offer credible security and a practical exit strategy should things go wrong with the developer.
Learn how to spot a good property bond, and those to avoid. All this and more is covered in our Property Bonds guide - grab your copy today: