You might have found my blog because you were doing further research on this topic. In any investment (especially non-regulated ones), it pays to do your due diligence before you commit any sum of money.
Successful investing is all about managing your risks and if you do not know what your risks are, you stand a higher chance of losing your hard-earned money.
One approach I take when doing any research on a new unregulated investment product is to search google for that topic with the word “scam” added behind. While there are both truths and lies sprouting on the internet and you would be wise to take things you find with a pinch of salt, the internet is still a good starting point for any research.
If you search “Uk land investment scam” in google, you are likely to find a couple of sites discussing about UK land investments. There is one site which stands out: Property Scam, which is dedicated to discussing everything about UK land investments.
From that site, I found out a few things:
While I cannot ascertain that everything written at Property Scam is true, investing in UK land through a land banking company requires a very long time horizon and returns are not guaranteed. However, the returns are very high if planning permission can be obtained.
If you are considering investing, please do your due diligence on the company you are investing with, and only invest with a company you can trust (and with money you can spare). Good luck.