Property has and continues to be a popular investment in the UK, with investors able to access property as an investment in many different ways. It is generally accepted as a valuable asset class, alongside cash, bonds and shares/equities, but with the characteristics of being more stable in both capital and income values.
The purpose of our Property Factsheet is to consider the many different ways of putting your hard earned money into property, plus considering the positives and negatives of each method of investment.
From the start, we would stress that property as an investment, should be part of an overall investment strategy that includes other asset classes e.g. cash, shares and bonds, so as to diversify your risk.
It is accepted, however, that many investors in the UK particularly like property because it is a tangible asset and that it is perceived as more secure and less volatile than the other asset classes mentioned.