What is Structured Property Investment ?
A structured investment will usually have a defined entry and exit strategy. It is a way of getting involved with property with some form of assurances that the investment can be offloaded in the future. This can be achieved by purchasing into a property fund, or purchasing physical property that has developer guarentees behind it (e.g. guarenteed rental and buy-back)
A structured property investment can have some of the following features
- Defined Rental Income
- Defined Entry and Exit Strategies
- Market Leading Research and Due Dilligence
- Pension Approved
- Backing of major international developers and property chains
- Broad market spread via many properties.
As with all investments it is important that adequate due dilligence is taken, and independent advice is sought. One good rule of thumb is that if a property investment is 'SIPP approved', it has gone through rigorous due dilligence by pension administrators, this is a good sign that the investment has some potential value. SIPP approved investments do not have to be purchased via a pension wrapper.