An investment through Brickowner does not remove any of the risks to which you may be exposed if you bought a property directly without a mortgage. Key risks are as follows:
THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT MAY FALL
The value of your Brickowner investment can go down as well as up and past performance is not a guide to future performance. A decline in the value of your investment may occur for a number of reasons, such as a fall in the underlying value of the property, incompetence or fraud of the asset manager or developer, or a problem with the property that will require funding from future income. You may not get back the full amount invested and consequently, may lose some or all of the funds invested. You should not consider investing unless you can afford a total loss of your investment.
Your investment is not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
PROJECTIONS AND FORECASTS CAN NOT BE RELIED UPON
Any projections of future performance are based on the internal calculations and opinions of Brickowner and are subject to change at any time. Forecasts are not a reliable indicator of future results and should not be relied on.
Brickowner relies upon third-party providers to supply up-to-date information, reports and valuations, and is not liable for information sourced from such third parties. Different third-party providers may employ different valuation and reporting methods; and may value the underlying assets at different intervals, which may create valuation discrepancies.
LIQUIDITY OF YOUR INVESTMENT
Although you can advertise your investment for sale to other Brickowner users at any time, there may not be anyone willing to buy your investment at a price acceptable to you or even at all. In that event, you will have to wait unless the asset is put up for sale, and even then, the timing of and ability to exit will depend on the completion of a transaction to sell the underlying property.
VARIABLE INCOME RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT
While Brickowner provides gross income estimates based on information from third parties, these are not guaranteed, and it is possible that lower income is secured. Income could even cease entirely for certain periods. For example, if a substantial repair cost arose, Brickowner might need to obtain a loan secured against the underlying property to undertake the repair. Repayment of such a loan would be met by future income.
Brickowner believes investing in property and unlisted shares should only be done as part of a diversified portfolio. This means investing smaller amounts in multiple properties rather than larger amounts in very few properties. We believe you should spread your Brickowner investments across multiple properties to minimise excessive exposure to any one property which may suffer from adverse circumstances such as tenant default or a problem that impacts valuation.
VOTING AND DISPOSAL
You will be able to inform Brickowner of your views on investments, but you will not be able to make decisions relating to the management of the company or the property. Brickowner reserves the right to sell the property and return net proceeds to investors, to cover unforeseen circumstances. This may result in your receiving back substantially less than the amount invested, and the crystallisation of taxable income sooner than expected.
Brickowner Limited and Brickowner IM Limited are a small registered alternative investment fund manager. It is not authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the protections afforded to clients of authorised firms under the UK regulatory regime do not apply.
You will be responsible for the payment of your own tax which may include capital gains and/or income tax. We do not provide tax advice and you should seek independent tax advice before investing if you are unsure of your position. It is your responsibility to ensure that your tax return is correct and is filed by the deadline and any tax owing is paid on time. If you are unsure how this investment will affect your tax status you must seek professional advice before you invest. Each company you invest in will be liable for, and pay, corporation tax and any returns you receive will be paid to you net of any corporation tax due. The basis of taxation may change over time.
Brickowner Investments Limited and Brickowner IM ltd operates the investment platform www.brickowner.com and is the issuer of the investments available through it. When you make an investment, the risk to your investment capital is the risk that Brickowner will not generate sufficient returns to pay you back in line with any investment objectives set out in the Information Memorandum. Brickowner’s ability to pay you will be affected by the underlying property-related investments it makes.
Investors can lose some or all of their funds once invested in an investment. There will no longer be any interest accrual or rights to any future profits once shares are sold and investors may have received enhanced returns if they had held their investment until redemption. On a purchase there is no guarantee that the investment will continue to perform to the same level as it has historically. The investment being available through the secondary market does not in any way mitigate the risks that existed in the primary market for each investment and there is no guarantee of the future performance of this investment. Not all investments may be made available on the secondary market. The ability to buy or sell shares will depend on demand. It can be difficult to find a buyer or a seller and no assumptions should be made that an early exit will be available because the secondary market exists. Brickowner may dictate the price at which transactions may be conducted on the secondary market or may otherwise impose restrictions on the prices that investors can buy and sell investments. Brickowner shall act in good faith in imposing such restrictions to ensure that the pricing is reasonable for both buyers and sellers based on its current knowledge, but beyond acting in good faith, Brickowner accepts no responsibility for whether the pricing it imposes on transactions represents fair value and in entering into a transaction, it is the responsibility of investors to seek independent advice if they have doubts about the value of any transaction they wish to enter into. The availability of the secondary market is not guaranteed to investors at any time and its availability should not be taken as a factor when transacting in the primary market. Brickowner is not obliged to provide a secondary market service and does so at its own discretion. We reserve the right to suspend or terminate the secondary market at any time. Brickowner does not provide advice to you and the availability or otherwise of an investment on the secondary market does not indicate any form of recommendation. If you have any doubts about the suitability of such an investment for your circumstances then you should seek independent advice.
TERM OF EACH INVESTMENT
The term of the investment is indicative only. Due to the nature of the investments and individual exit strategies, these can move, sometimes significantly. Exit strategies will be outlined in the investment memorandum. If you are unsure whether you can commit funds to an investment that may not end on the anticipated end date, you should seek advice from a professional.