Residential property is the UK’s most important asset class: it’s the roof over our heads, and the majority of our wealth as a nation.
However, it’s increasingly difficult for investors to be a part of this market in ways that work for them.
The Bricklane platform enables everyone to invest in expertly chosen homes, earning property returns, without the drawbacks of investing in property directly themselves. Investing in property via Bricklane’s Real Estate Investment Trusts is tax-efficient and intends to pass on the returns from each geographically-focussed property portfolio to investors, without the distortion of equity markets.
At the same time, we strongly believe in improving the rental market for renters. From three year contracts, to capped rent rises, and not charging tenant fees, we want Bricklane tenants to feel at home in their rental property.
We’re fortunate to be backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Zoopla, LocalGlobe and JamJar Investments, which is run by the founders of Innocent. We’ve also assembled a panel of leading suppliers including Grant Thornton and Allsop, who audit and value our funds respectively.
We have ambitious plans for the future, and will continue to use technological and financial innovation to make the property market work better for everyone.
Helping tenants feel at home
Renters should feel at home. Happy tenants stay longer, which works well for everyone. Bricklane tenancies are for three years as standard, but allow tenants to leave sooner if they want to. We have also capped rent rises inside this period to inflation.
Our tenants don’t pay admin fees, and didn’t before a government ban was proposed. In conjunction with our partner Touchstone, we make sure that our tenants are well looked after, and never wait more than 24 hours for a response.