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Offering Fixed Returns of up to 60%

Rising property prices can often mean that the option of investing directly in property is simply not available to investors seeking to invest smaller sums.

Partly because of this, property loan notes have become increasingly popular in recent times as they allow investors access to the UK property market, but without the major downsides of having to make long-term commitment of significant funds, or indeed having to manage the property personally after purchase.

Empire’s UK Property Loan Note Investment is a perfect case in point. This product gives investors access to the UK property market at whatever level suits their needs, yet still produces highly attractive fixed returns.

Phase 2 of this Property Loan Note has recently become available, offering fixed returns of up to 60%, with investor funds fully asset-backed and further protected by a Security Trustee. As would be expected, the Security Trustee retains a charge over properties purchased by the developer, giving investors peace of mind that their capital is being well looked after. You can choose between 2 year and 4 year terms, and also whether to receive regular income or enhanced capital growth at the end of your investment period.

Progress with the properties purchased in Phase 1 continues to be excellent, including:

    • King Charles House: refurbishment has already started since completing the purchase last December.
    • New Commerce House: is expected to be completed and signed off by the end of this month.
    • Bradshawgate: underwent a small and positive change in the design. Firstly, the building was going to accommodate 63 letting units but now, this figure has increased up to 81. All works are progressing well.

Empire has already identified a number of attractive development opportunities that will be the focus for Phase 2.

If you would like to visit any of these developments or discuss investing in them, please do not hesitate to contact us, and a member of the Direct Property Investments team will be happy to answer any questions and/or arrange a site visit.

To find out more about this investment, visit: Empire UK Property Investment

January 13, 2017
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UK Property Loan Notes: Phase 2 now available!

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