If you are looking to either have a balanced portfolio, or develop a niche strategy, then land and commercial is worth considering. Indeed, Mark Twain famously commented ‘land, buy it all, they’re not making any more’. There always appears to be a shortage of land and building plots. This is due to developers ‘land banking’ and the protection of green field. If, however, you can source land and/or plots with or without planning permission, you may be able to make a substantial profit. There are many ways to go about this and we at Property Circles Network, welcome discussing options available to you.

We notice investors and speculators purchasing commercial shop units with rooms above, then converting the upper floors to self-contained apartments. Rather interestingly, you have then created two investment properties. You have typically a ground floor unit on a long repair and insuring lease as well as a residential tenancy upstairs. Provided you correctly (planning and regulations) find good tenants, the potential returns could be high. Property Circles Network are on hand to help guide you in this situation.

Blue Chip Covenant Commercial tenants are consistently the best and safest investment strategy. Although the returns will be lower than alternative investment types, there are many benefits to procuring high street tenants like banks, coffee and food chains, franchisees, big brand stores etc. With well drafted long leases, good tenants, upward only rent reviews, quarterly payments, larger deposits, safer security, full repairing and insuring by tenants… this offers a great investment strategy.