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Assisted Living: Why It’s Worth Investing In

Assisted living tenant benefiting from living in a purpose fit property

The UK property market is much more diverse than it ever has been before. This is especially true with the recent rise of assisted living investment property. As recently as 10 or 15 years ago there were really only two recognisable routes into property investment. Either through buying buy-to-let residential property or commercial property investment.

In fact, commercial property investment had been, until recently, a relatively niche investment held mainly by pension funds and other large investment funds rather than individuals or businesses.

Similarly, until at least the early 2000s, property investment in the UK wasn’t something widely pursued by individuals, but that’s changed in the past few decades.

Now, the market is more diverse, enormously due to the extent that there are many options for investors of all types to put their wealth into the relative safety and prosperity of UK property, and one of the latest and most exciting is assisted living investment.

What is assisted living investment in the UK?

If you’ve been wondering what investing in UK assisted living involves, it’s essentially investing money into private accommodation and support services for elderly or disabled individuals who need assistance with daily activities. This private accommodation offers a range of services such as meals, housekeeping, personal care, and medical assistance. This allows residents to maintain their independence while receiving necessary support.

Investing in UK assisted living can be a good idea for several reasons. Firstly, the ageing population in the UK is increasing, leading to a growing demand for assisted living facilities. As people live longer, there is a greater need for specialised care services tailored to their needs. Additionally, government policies often support the development of such facilities to address the needs of the ageing population.

Furthermore, investing in assisted living can provide stable returns over the long term. With a steady stream of residents requiring ongoing care, these facilities can generate consistent revenue. Additionally, as the demand for assisted living grows, there may be opportunities for expansion and increased profitability.

Let’s take an investment opportunity that we offer as an example. Coltran Mill, an assisted living investment in Mexborough, currently offers 9.1% NET yields for 25 years. These types of returns are extremely difficult to get in other property investment classes.

Another benefit of this type of investment is that residency rates tend to be high and consistent, and the demand for such accommodation is constant and rising, meaning that long-term returns of this nature aren’t unusual. As a result, many who take their pensions early as a lump sum payout after they turn 55 are looking at these investments as a way to beat inflation and outperform pension funds in the stock market.

It’s important to understand that you’re not purchasing a retirement property for yourself. As a result, you won’t be able to move in yourself.

Invest with Knight Knox

Are you looking to invest in assisted living property? If so, invest with Knight Knox today. We have 20 years of experience in the UK buy-to-let industry, with a proven track record of satisfied investors. Our expertise ensures a secure and rewarding investment in the thriving assisted living sector.

If you have an interest in investing in this type of property then it’s really easy to get in touch with us here and one of our experts can talk you through our investment opportunities in more detail.

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