Property SSAS Pension FAQ
A Property SSAS is the most flexible type of pension available in the UK. With this type of pension, you have access to every type of investment that is allowed under rules set out by legislation. You can make any permitted investment at any age, essentially you do not need to be 55 to take control of the money in your pension. Choose a Property SSAS to invest in property or to use for business or investment purposes.
A Property SSAS is administered by people who know and understand property investments. A Property SSAS allows you to make all the same investments as a normal SSAS but when it comes to making an investment in property you want property people to be there to answer your questions immediately and to deal with the process of acquiring or disposing of property promptly.
You can invest in property, it’s low cost, you’re in control, you get all the tax breaks associated with any other pension and you get to invest in the full range of permitted investments allowed under UK legislation. A Property SSAS is a great business pension too because it can fund your company when you need cash to start or finish projects.
Essentially you can pool all of your former pensions into a Property SSAS business pension and then draw on them to fund your business to a maximum of 50% of their combined value.
We are dedicated SSAS pension brokers, this is our area of expertise. We will listen to what you are trying to achieve and if your goal is possible, then we will find a SSAS pension company that can help you. We are thorough and can normally tell you on the phone if we can help you within a few minutes.
We just need to know what you currently have in terms of your pensions, your age and what your intentions are. Speak to our consultants about your pension options.
The main additional benefit of a Property SSAS is that you can transfer 50% of the value of any pension you have contributed to into your company for use in your business. This is the cheapest way to access money for your company. Why go to the bank with all the red tape and hoops they make you jump through when you can simply draw on your old pension schemes instead. The money can then be used for property investment or property development, cash-flow or stock acquisition specific to your business.
This is a great way of accessing tax-free money in your pension for use in your business. There are special rules imposed by HMRC if you are planning to transfer 50% of your pension which we are familiar with. We will help to ensure you meet the obligations you must undertake.
It is possible to pool your pensions with other Directors or family members to give you a bigger fund to make investments. This often happens when a large property acquisition is made and greater funds are required. We tend to find this happens when a board of Directors combine pension funds to acquire a freehold property to run their business from.
Another frequent scenario we experience is where a husband and wife, who are involved in a small business, combine their pensions to give a larger pot. However the sums invested remain with the party that invested them, so for example if one party invested 75% of funds and the other only 25% then this is how the split of the pension remains, it doesn’t suddenly become 50/50.
Yes, many people do this. You simply contact your existing pension provider and get them to transfer the old pensions into your new Property SSAS. This is very straight forward and often accounts for how people start a new Property SSAS. Your old pension provider will send some paperwork in the post which you need to sign and return to them.
You should consider if there are any benefits you are giving up by transferring your old pension because when you move the pension these will be lost. You can ask your pension provider to give you this information in writing or over the phone.
No, the only requirement is that you are the director of a company in the UK. As a Company Director you will be familiar with making executive decisions which is what you will be doing with your pension. Most SSAS pensions are used for property investment which is also our area of expertise, so we can help if needed.
There are no drawbacks. A Property SSAS gets all the same benefits as any other UK pension scheme such as tax breaks, lifetime limits, drawdown age and 25% tax free cash at age 55 along with the new flexi-drawdown rules. A Property SSAS is the ultimate property and business pension.
Most people take little interest in their pensions but when they realise all of the benefits of a Property SSAS and how the money locked in a pension can be used in a small company, the SSAS pension suddenly becomes a very attractive tool to have as a part of your business plans.
A Property SSAS can only be set up by a company director, however the company can be of any size in terms of its turnover, profits and staff numbers. Under certain circumstances, it may not even need to be a trading company. The Landlord’s Pension has consultants that can help to set up the right Property SSAS for you. Please contact us by calling 01235 426666 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You can take our quick 60 second eligibility test to find out, or you can get in touch on 01235 426666 or emailing email@example.com
The Landlord’s Pension offer a free, no obligation SSAS consultation to help you discover whether you are elegible for a SSAS pension, and to discuss how you could use the SSAS to grow your business. Simply get in touch on 01235 426666 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The SAS establishment process enables us to understand your current circumstances, and helps us work with you on your investment strategy for your fund, as well as establishing efficient trustees. There is a flat fee of £2500 + VAT which is paid by your pension.
Independent SSAS Trustees also administer the pension scheme, and ensure that it complies with HMRC regulations. The cost varies dependent on your circumstances, but starts from £500 + VAT per annum. Our aim is to always place you with the most cost effective Trustees, and once we understand your circumstances and plans, we can provide you with an accurate fixed cost before you decide whether or not to continue.
What our customers say...
Highly recommend The Landlord's Pension for opening a SSAS. They are highly professional yet friendly and personable. They are really helpful and keep you informed every step of the way. It's refreshing to pay for a service by a company who actually do what they say they are going... Read moreVicki Prosser29/01/20
Highly recommend The Landlord's Pension for opening a SSAS. They are highly professional yet friendly and personable. They are really helpful and keep you informed every step of the way. It's refreshing to pay for a service by a company who actually do what they say they are going... Read moreVicki Mason29/01/20