• TIME:Commercial Freehold

  • Find out about the sister to fund to TIME:Freehold, which targets 4% per annum through investing in long income property.
    TIME:Commercial Freehold

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TIME:Freehold is our original property fund with more than £290 million invested and boasting a 24 year track record of delivering consistent inflation beating returns uncorrelated with the stock market and property prices. It provides investors with diversified exposure to over 64,000 UK ground rents and is managed by our highly experienced team.


“The best risk-adjusted return record of any fund across the entire IMA unit trust and OEIC universe over five and ten years.” FE Trustnet December 2012


Dilution levy

Strong inflows into TIME:Freehold has lead us to impose a 5% dilution levy on the fund, to protect existing investors against the costs associated with acquiring an increasing quantity of new portfolios of ground rents. The dilution levy is applied to all new investments into the fund, including top-ups made to existing holdings.

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Introducing TIME:Commercial Freehold

TIME:Freehold sits alongside its sister fund, TIME:Commercial Freehold, which launched in 2014. TIME:Commercial Freehold invests in long income property. The fund targets an income return of 4% per annum with potential for capital growth and we are delighted to report that since inception the fund has consistently exceeded its target return.

Find out more about TIME:Commercial Freehold


What is a ground rent?

A ground rent, often a nominal amount such as £200 per annum, is created when a property is sold on a long lease. This typically occurs when a block of flats is built so that individual ownership of the leaseholds on each flat can be created. However, selling new houses on long leases is also common. Whether buying a house or a flat, the purchaser of the lease is obliged to pay the ground rent for the life of their lease and could forfeit their lease in the event that they default. It is estimated that £800 million of ground rents were created from newly constructed flats between 2005 and 2010. Lease lengths vary considerably with 125 years being the most common, however leases may be for as long as 999 years.


Product literature

TIME:Freehold Brochure (PDF)
TIME:Freehold Application Form (PDF)
TIME:Freehold ISA Application Form (PDF)


How does TIME:Freehold invest?

TIME:Freehold invests in a diversified portfolio of ground rents, with a focus on those with long leases to provide stability, which generate steady returns. Investing in ground rents provides the opportunity for both capital and income growth through:

  • Regular uplifts in most of the rental income, linked to RPI, capital values or fixed uplifts
  • Sales of lease extensions, often to those obliged to extend a lease for secured borrowing purposes
  • Sales of the freehold to leaseholders looking to buy out the ground rent
  • Additional yield from provision of rooftop sites for mobile phone masts and other income such as insurance


The fund targets a total return of 5% per annum, which to date has always been exceeded.


Why invest in TIME:Freehold?

  • Target total return of 5% per annum, which to date has always been exceeded
  • Focus on delivering steady and predicable returns
  • Seeks to provide a consistent income stream and prospects for growth
  • Utilises tax efficient, PAIF (Property Authorised Investment Fund) structure
  • Multiple share classes to suit differing investor needs
  • Can be held within an ISA


Find out more

We recognise our solutions are not appropriate for all circumstances and it is important investors receive the right advice, which is why we recommend you seek independent financial advice before choosing to invest.

If you would like to find out more about TIME:Freehold please speak to your local Business Development Manager or contact us on 020 7391 4747 or questions@time-investments.com


Potential investors

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Important Information

The value of an investment in this product can fall as well as rise and investors might not get back the amount they originally put in. Neither past performance nor forecasts are reliable indicators of future results and should not be relied upon. The information on our website is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. We recommend you seek independent advice before investing in our products.

For full details of the risks associated with TIME:Freehold please read the product brochure, prospectus and application form.