Openness, honesty and integrity are three things I pride myself on.
I know investing can cause concerns and worries. I understand that you may be unsure.
So I’ll happily answer all the awkward questions you may be wondering about!
My investment model works by private investors lending me money to purchase property on a fixed return basis.
Private investors are normal people who have money sat in the bank earning them very little interest.
They know I can use property to make them a better return, they want to help me build my portfolio and understand my business model, and very importantly, they like and trust me!
So that’s how I pay for the houses – other people help me, to create a win-win situation for us both.
Loan agreements are individual to each project and investor, and thus vary by each deal.
In all cases, the contract is drawn up by a solicitor, and covers the loan amount, length of term and return on investment.
Each project varies, but a typical loan agreement might be (a minimum of) £25,000 for 12 – 15 months – with the return never being less than 6% fixed rate per annum.
The interest on the loan can either be paid monthly, or more commonly, as a large chunk at the end of the project.
Why do I do single let residential property?
Because I believe it to be the lowest risk strategy, meaning investment money is as safe as I can possibly make it.
People will always need housing, there is a shortage of rental properties nationwide currently, especially here in Leeds, meaning demand outstrips supply.
Thus I know I can easily tenant single let houses, and as I have done the buy-refurbish-refinance process many times, I know exactly how I can always get the initial funds back out in full and on time.
This is why I am confident in offering fixed-rate guaranteed returns.
The refinance process happens when the unencumbered property is fully refurbished and rented out.
A broker finds a suitable mortgage product, a surveyor is booked to value the property for the new uplifted higher value, and then the mortgage is placed on the property.
This enables a large portion of the equity value to be drawn out in cash, which is where the funds come from in order to repay the investor their capital and their return.
All this happens within the original agreed time frame stated within the loan agreement.
As well as a legally binding loan agreement contract, some investors may also ask for a personal guarantee or a first charge over the property, dependant on their risk profile.
These requests cause no issue and should be discussed in good time.
Things can and do go wrong in property. It is my job to ensure the process goes smoothly and put right any issues that arise. Common concerns are covered here:
WHAT IF YOU DIE?
Procedures have been put in place so that if I unexpectedly die before the project ends, you will be able to recoup your investment funds easily.
WHAT IF I DIE?
Rest assured, I am not in the nature of doing wrong by a deceased friend’s family. If you should unexpectedly die, your funds will be returned to your designated person, as normally and fairly as if you were still here. Your family knowing about the loan agreement is also most helpful!
WHAT IF THE PROPERTY DOESN’T VALUE UP AS EXPECTED?
As a precaution I move rental funds across into a separate account just in case this scenario should occur. However, because I work on a fixed-rate agreement, your investment will still be the same as agreed in the case of a down-valuation, and any shortfall comes out of my own pocket.
WHAT IF YOU DON’T GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK?
This will not happen, simply because I am not a wretch. I am a fair, transparent, brutally honest Libran.
The investment industry, sadly, does have a few sharks with no integrity or moral compass, and as mentioned previously, you should always do your due diligence on every potential investment opportunity.
Do also know that should anyone you work with suddenly disappear with your funds or turn into an unpleasant character, you should draw on your signed loan agreement and take them to court.
Investing can be risky if you’re not careful, and it’s important you feel comfortable and undertake thorough due diligence before committing to any investment.
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