You have worked hard your entire life and have accrued some assets. These assets however can be at risk if they are not properly protected. There are a number of methods to protect your assets, such as foreign trusts, business trusts, offshore trust entities, living trusts and many more. It is advisable to get expert advice when considering protecting your assets, especially in today’s economy but here are a few examples of just how you could protect your life’s work.
One of the best ways of protecting your assets is by estate planning. This means giving the property you owe to a child so that it will remove it from your estate and mean it cannot be at risk from creditors.
For luxury real estate London is a good place to invest. There are many high-end homes for sale that could offer you a way of investing your money and protecting your assets by gifting it to a minor.
Buying property in the right area
If you look for super-prime London houses for sale you will see that the prices have held their ground or even increased when all the other property markets have dropped or stayed the same. Luxury homes in London can be a fantastic investment, especially in up and coming areas. Buy at the right price and you are almost guaranteed to make money on your investment.
Renting housing in London
For rentals London is one of the best cities to invest in. You could rent out a property you bought in London so that even though it is a gift to someone you can still make money on it, it isn’t just sitting empty. By renting the property you will receive a regular income and build up your property portfolio. Renting a house in London through an agent means that you get the benefit of the income without the inconvenience renting properties can bring.
Another way to protect your assets is to think about a retirement plan. There are various provisions in trusts and life insurance contracts to keep a creditor attack at bay. These can also offer potential tax advantages and really should be one of the first things considered when thinking of protecting your assets.
It is essential to realise that all assets are treated individually so not all of them will need to be protected. A study of the law in this area will help you plan your asset protection effectively. There are experts in this field who will also be able to give you all the advice that you need.This article was written by Brandon Barnes on behalf of Rhodium RH45 which offers luxury properties in London both for sale and rent. The image was taken by Jakub Krechowicz and is licensed under Creative Commons from Stock.XCHNG.