Investor Views: “I Want to Invest in Property but Not Buy-to-Let”

Antiques dealer Peter Whittle holds a small portfolio of shares, but is now investing his surplus cash in property

Emma Simon 27 January, 2016 | 9:11AM
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Peter Whittle, an antiques dealer, says he is looking to invest for the longer term. “As I run my own businesses, my income can fluctuate, and I don’t have a pension to fall back on, so I try to ensure I lock some money away each month for the future.”

At the moment these savings are being invested into the property market. However, as he is in his late 20s, Whittle says he does not have the capital, nor the inclination, to take out a second mortgage on a buy-to-let property.

Instead, he’s chosen to invest smaller sums through a number of crowdfunding sites, where they are invested directly into bricks and mortar.

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Emma Simon

Emma Simon  is a financial journalist, specialising in investment and consumer issues, writing for Morningstar.co.uk

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