A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a special type of company in the UK that invests in real estate – buying property and letting it out to tenants. The type of property can be commercial or residential – as well as investing directly in bricks and mortar, they can also invest through partnerships and joint ventures, and even in other REITs.
In the March issue of ‘Tax Insider’, Satwaki Chanda outlines some of the advantages and disadvantages of investing in property through a real estate investment trust.
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