UK property values have remained resilient during periods of short-term negative performance in the FTSE 100, demonstrating defensive characteristics
Property values can act as a hedge against inflation. Increased inflation, tends to result in higher house prices, although house prices can also increase during periods of low interest rates.
Property can have intrinsic value arising from its necessity – although care must be taken to consider supply and demand balances at the local level
Property, and its performance as an investment, should be assessed in the context of other options available, based on your financial objectives, risk profile and capacity for loss.