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Our portfolios benefit from tax-efficient REIT status. Qualifies for a £11,700 tax-free allowance on gains

Your investment may be subject to personal tax on income

 

The only difference with investing in Bricklane.com via an ISA compared to a Standard account is the tax liability on your earnings. Returns and fees are all the same.

  • Customers investing via an ISA pay no tax on their earnings.
  • Customers investing via a Standard account may be liable to pay tax, depending on their personal circumstances.

Whilst Bricklane.com cannot give tax advice, the following information may be helpful:

Bricklane.com customers can earn a return in two ways:

  1. Change in property value (known as capital gains)
  2. Rental income (paid out as a quarterly dividend)
1. Capital Gains

If you sell your shares for an amount that is greater than that which you purchased them for, you may have to pay Capital Gains Tax on the gain.

UK taxpayers receive an annual tax-free allowance on Capital Gains Tax - this is £11,700 for the 2018/19 tax year i.e. annual capital gains below £11,700 will not be subject to Capital Gains Tax. This may vary in future tax years.

2. Dividends

Since the funds are both classified as a REIT, dividends are split into two parts:

  1. Income generated from property rental
  2. Non-property income

If you invest via a Standard account, profits from the property rental income are paid to investors after a 20% tax deduction, which the REITs pay to HMRC. For UK resident individuals who complete tax returns, the property income dividend from a UK REIT is included as 'Other income' on your tax return.

Non-property profits e.g. interest earned on the cash held in the fund, are treated like a dividend on any Standard investment account. There is a £2,000 annual tax free dividend allowance for dividends paid in the 2018/19 tax year. Income tax is payable on dividends in excess of £2,000 pa.

Please note that all allowances and rules referred to above are subject to future change, and the above does not constitute tax advice.

Why invest with Bricklane.com?

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Earn real property returns

Our funds only contain residential properties — no commercial, no corporate overheads. Investors’ returns actually reflect rent and property price changes, without the volatility of equities markets.

Simple and transparent fees

We charge straightforward fees, and withdrawals are always free. Our fees are 30% lower than property funds and 17% cheaper than active equities funds over the course of a 5 year investment. More on our fees.

Powered by property intelligence

Compass, our proprietary data analytics platform, supports our expert property team in selecting properties for the portfolios, and shaping our overall strategy.

Strong returns from both portfolios

Both funds have made strong returns for investors to date. The Regional Capitals fund returned a total of 16.3% since September 2016, while the newer London fund has returned 10.5% since July 2017. Learn more about these figures

Creating a fairer market

We are committed to making the rental market work better, offering tenants fairer, more stable contracts that enable them to feel at home.

Make money tax-efficiently

The most tax-efficient way to invest in UK residential property. Through ISAs or SIPPs, combined with REIT status from HMRC, investors pay no tax on property gains or income.

Don’t just take our word for it…

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Allow[s] anyone to participate in the housing market

I love earning rental income without needing to manage tenants

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Allow[s] individuals to invest in the property market with as little as £100

Financial Times: 10 Companies to Watch

Impressed with the customer service and returns

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[Bricklane’s] ISAs offer tax-free returns on investments

Customer service is so far the greatest [among] similar platforms

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Startups 100 2017 Winner

Allows people to invest their pension in bricks and mortar with zero administration fee

Bricklane is a great way to invest money and move forward in the property market

★★★★★  — Toby, Trustpilot

Tax-efficient investments in portfolios of residential property

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Capital at risk

The value of your investment can go down as well as up. If you want to sell shares, there is no guarantee that you will be able to find a buyer for your shares within a reasonable timeframe at a price that is acceptable to you. The REITs invest in residential property, which are not highly liquid assets. Rental yields and dividends may be lower than estimated.

Tax rules and allowances depend on individual circumstances and may change in the future. If you are unsure about whether investment is right for you, you should seek independent advice before investing, including tax advice.