Property prices go up as well as down, so you might not get out what you put in. The same goes for how much rent we collect. Our forecasting tools help with the guesswork but they're not a reliable way to predict the future. Please also note that invested capital is illiquid and is not protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.Ok, got it
The costs of buying a property are spread gradually over a five year period. When we calculate how much each share in that property is worth we include them in our calculation. Property bods call this ‘amortization’. It’s a standard way to spread buying costs fairly amongst people who invest at different stages over a five year lifecycle of the property.