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Investing in UK Real Estate through Crowdfunding Website

by Bella Palmer

If you have a desire to invest in UK real estate, you do not need to book a flight in hassle and spend time only on a bit long journey. It is also not a concern for investing if you do not have funds and cannot find a bank to lend. Nowadays, it is even simpler to invest in UK real estate. You can simply surf the internet and look for the best real estate crowdfunding website that well suit you. Crowdfunding is basically a solution to your problem in which you can raise the equity from hundreds of your contacts and perfect strangers who each investing a very small amount in the business or property, without the need of raising funds from a bank or wealthy investors.

There are already so many real estate crowdfunding websites up and running in the UK. www.propertypartner.co, www.propertycrowd.com, and www.apieceoflondon.co.uk are three examples of crowdfunding websites that can help you to invest in real estate only at a click of a button. These real estate crowdfundings pull investors together to purchase property assets, which they can control, rent or sell with full day to day of the investment. Needless to say, the crowdfundings even offer a chance to invest in different types of property in favor of the investors.

Let us say, Property Partner (www.propertypartner.co) deal exclusively with residential real estate. It offers buy-to-let schemes of residential real estate in which you can put your money in as little as £50 ($80). Maybe for the sake of safety, this crowdfunding site is inviting early registration ahead of a formal launch of the web page. So, the platform is only accessible for members or those who seriously want to join in the Property Partner membership.

Property Crowd (www.propertycrowd.com) and A Piece of London (www.apieceoflondon.co.uk) also have such similar schemes as Property Partner. Property Crowd offers you a chance to invest in student accommodation in the city of Southampton. Whereas, A Piece of London will give you such a slice of a buy-to-let development as if you invest at least £5,000 ($8,000) of your money.
Both Property Crowd and A Piece Of London are currently offering the chance to invest in the Battersea Power Station development, in Wembley City, in Tooting (in South-west London) and in Fulham Riverside. Those area have strong prospects for rental as well as capital growth, hence, they are mostly desirable places to invest in.

Though crowdfunding websites offers you all those simplicity of buying your own property, you may also concern that you may have less visibility and control over what happens to your money. Also, it should be taken into consideration that most platforms operate on an all or nothing basis. In case that the target is not reached then the money is not transferred accordingly, for the platforms make money from either taking a cut of the funds raised or charging a flat fee.

This article is for information purposes only.
Please remember that financial investments may rise or fall and past performance does not guarantee future performance in respect of income or capital growth; you may not get back the amount you invested.
There is no obligation to purchase anything but, if you decide to do so, you are strongly advised to consult a professional adviser before making any investment decisions.

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