New UK investment property service launches for investors anywhere in the world

Estate agents are being offered access to a new service aiming to let investors from around the world purchase property at the touch of a button.

The venture capital backed fintech firm Dot lets property investors contribute a 30% deposit into a special purpose vehicle (SPV) that will purchase, let and manage a property.

Dot’s founders include Fraser Armstrong-Watters, former head of operations at online agent Settled, Gray Stern, who helped set up online mortgage lender Landbay, and communications officer Lucy Sharp.

The idea is that investors from anywhere in the world can simply click on the SPV listing online, referred to as a Dot Container, to start investing in their chosen property immediately.

The SPV comes with a pre-approved mortgage funded by the platform, insurance, legal/conveyancing, tax compliance & reporting, lettings and management, furnishings and everything else required to turn that property into a compliant, well-managed and good looking rental home

Dot has signed up to The Property Ombudsman but there don’t appear to be any listings yet.

Agents, investors and developers are all invited to join a waiting list on the Dot website.

Stern said: “Dot has a long-term goal of improving housing through efficiency.

“The first and most important ingredient in our ecosystem is the mortgage, so we’re excited to have created a financing solution that’s faster and more flexible than anything else in the market.

“When you add in the other services that we’re providing, both directly and through awesome partnerships, we’ve removed all of the friction points from a typical property transaction. The end result we hope for is a better return for investors and homes that tenants love.”


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  1. graystern07

    To clarify – Dot is not a portal and we don’t have listings ourselves. We are a B2B point-of-sale financing solution delivered via a embedded Button (think Paypal) that any agent, developer of platform can add to their listings. When a buyer clicks they are given the option to secure that property for a deposit — Dot will then acquire the asset on their behalf, advancing finance and moving it into a passive investment structure.

    1. mgltag14

      Whats the web address?

  2. GeorgeHammond78

    Which jurisdiction is the SPV registered in and by ‘passive’ investment are you talking REIT?


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