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off plan investment

Published: 30/11/2021

What makes off-plan investment an attractive strategy for so many investors?

Investors can often be wary of investing in off-plan property as they worry about completion times and finding trustworthy developers.

When buying property as an investment, there are two key things to consider: one is a good return, and the other is the potential for capital growth. This is where Circa London has years of experience and can guide you through the process to maximise your investment.

Off-plan developments are currently experiencing some of their highest sales levels. Its popularity is enhanced by the potential to negotiate with developers who don’t have the emotional attachments that private sellers have. Their job is to build and sell property regardless of market conditions.

Purchasing off-plan has many benefits, and below are some of the main ones:

Circa London negotiates directly with developers to obtain the best discounts for their clients on the off-plan property due to our ability to quickly and efficiently sell large numbers of properties.

Strong capital growth can be achieved

Those who buy off plan property benefit mostly from house price growth. If a property is purchased in 2022 but isn’t due for completion until 2024, when it has finally been built, they will hopefully see its property grow in value each year.

Ability to re-sell at a profit before completion

Developers often increase prices during the various sales phases before completion. Investors can choose to sell their property and take advantage of higher market values before completion. (NB. You or your solicitor must check if there are any restrictions on your ability to sell or
assign your contract before completion). Although this can be a good strategy for investors looking to make a profit quickly, you could see more of a return on your investment growth by letting the property and gaining the advantage of a regular rental income, in addition to capital growth.

Small deposits and staged payments

Dependent on the developer and the property, some off-plan deals have the added benefit of staged payments. These payments can help spread the purchase cost and enable investors to purchase property without a significantly large deposit.

Circa London has several off-plan developments in fantastic locations. Furthermore, our experienced lettings team will market the property before completion and have tenants ready to move in within the same week. You will then start to see your returns immediately!

Our off-plan teams will be happy to advise you when considering what and where to buy property. 
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