Know your end game – When do you need the money returned & what interest are you hoping for.
Who is as important as what – The project is important but you need to know that you are investing with the right people, get to know the people around & behind the project, understand them, their reason, moral stand points etc. Never give a company or organization money on a first conversation, we would never ask someone we didn’t know to invest with us, we like to know who we are working with you should too.
Learn about the project – Do your own research into the project the money is intended for, what will it be used for in the project & how will the company deal with problems & challenges.
Ask about a track record, success’ & failures.- You will learn a lot about the people you will be investing with by how they deal with problems & how they react to being asked challenging questions. A reputable, confident & successful property company will have dealt with a fair share of issues & will not have a problem discussing how they overcame them with any potential investor.
Ask what securities are available – There may be an option for a second charge or deed of priority; it may secure your funds more, but be mindful this will be reflected in your return.
Be Fearless, but not reckless – Your money should work hard for you, but it won’t without you taking a leap of faith & investing. It’s ok to be worried or anxious but if you have followed our tips you should have all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Consider reinvestment and rolling over your interest – Interest earnt from passive investing is considered an income, & is therefore liable to be taxed as such. If at the end of the term, you don’t need the funds back immediately, consider reinvesting or extending the terms & adding the interest to the pot. You can then take the interest profit when it is most tax efficient for you to do so.
If you would like to learn about investing with us, get in touch we would be happy to start the conversation with you & see if we both feel comfortable with an investment agreement (01273 525656 or firstname.lastname@example.org).