Thursday, 24 November 2016

Build-To-Rent Gathers Momentum

Several factors have increased the attractions for institutions of becoming landlords, not least of which is the paltry return offered on traditionally safe investments. The trouble is that pension funds may be very good at investing your money and keeping it safe, but they’re not very experienced when it comes to building homes. But as necessity is the mother of invention, suitable conduits are now being established that circumvent the problem. Institutions are now working in partnership with local authorities, housing associations and even housebuilders as a means of bringing about a system whereby a pension fund can realistically look at achieving a return on its investment of 3 to 5 per cent. Read more on the Investors’ Chronicle website.

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