To invest, you’d need to buy shares in the company. If it performs well, you’ll earn a share of the profits (also known as a dividend).
If the share price goes up, you can also make money by selling your shares at this higher price.
In a similar way to investing in an REIT, you can hold shares in a tax-free ISA, boosting the efficiency of your investment.
This is also a good way to get into investing in specialist property, as some of these property companies have access to hard to invest in markets.
What are the risks of investing in a listed property company?
In the same way as investing in a REIT, there is the chance that the value of your investment may go down, and you may get out of the scheme less than you paid in.
The FCA has no authority over listed property companies so you can’t use the Financial Ombudsman Service if you have a problem. You will not be able to claim any compensation from the Financial Services Compensation scheme should the company go bust.