Free Guide: How to Invest in UK Real Estate Development

A Guide for International Private Investors and Family Offices who are considering an investment in UK Real Estate Development

You may be attracted by the long-term popularity of UK real estate, and you may want to enhance returns by participating in development gains, rather than buying completed off-plan units or existing prime London properties.

Our team at LCN Legal is not here to persuade you to make any particular investment. Our role is to help you to make informed choices and stay safe by putting in place firm legal foundations for your investments.

What you can expect from this guide

We have written this guide to give you an overview of the key points you should consider when investing family wealth in real estate development.

The guide includes three checklists to help you clarify:

  • Your objectives and strategy
  • What pre-investment checks you should consider carrying out before you enter into any kind of arrangement with a particular developer
  • Likely negotiation points and deal terms for a particular project or proposal

This guide also outlines six structures commonly used by private investors when investing in property development projects. Those structures are:

  1. Wholly-owned SPV
  2. Mezzanine loan
  3. Joint venture
  4. Secured loan note issue
  5. Private, self-managed syndicate
  6. Crowdfunding

Free download

Download your copy of our guide to investing in UK real estate development. If you are considering a project of this nature and you would like a free initial telephone consultation with one of our lawyers, please email us at or call us on +44 20 3286 8868 to arrange an appointment.

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