Why invest in TIME:Freehold?
Lower volatilityThe Weighted Average Lease Term (WALT) is more than ten times greater than many traditional UK commercial property funds. This combined with the over-collateralised ground-rent structure removes significant uncertainty in valuation.
Consistent rental growthThe majority of rent reviews are linked to inflation or have a fixed uplift, delivering consistent and relatively predictable level of rental growth.
Capital growthThe fund may benefit from capital value increases in its property portfolio. This can
happen in several ways, such as rental growth, lease extensions and the shortening
lease transferring the full reversionary value of the underlying property to the
Track recordDuring a challenging decade for investment, the fund has protected investors’ wealth far more effectively than many other asset classes, with its income stream has proving highly secure over the fund’s 27-year history.
TIME experienceThe TIME group has a long track record in long income property and manages over £3 billion of UK long income property assets. TIME:Freehold taps into the entire breadth of the award-winning TIME Group’s investment platform.
How does TIME:Freehold invest?
TIME:Freehold invests in a diversified portfolio of ground rents, with a focus on those with long leases to generate consistent 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
What is a ground rent?
A ground rent, often a nominal amount such as £100 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. Lease lengths vary considerably with 125 years being the most common, however leases may be for as long as 999 years.
The levy and the rate that is applied is reviewed at every dealing day and may alter in line with the fund objectives. For the current levy applied please see the most recent factsheet.
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