Property investment is booming as ever, especially as previously shut-off countries have realized the benefit of global openness and have started to open up for foreign investment. At the same, the effects of global warming and climate change are starting to becoming pronounced, with disastrous climate effects smashing coasts around the world through 2017. However, the world has responded positively – rebuilding efforts are quicker and more nuanced than ever before, and most countries are going green to benefit the future.
For property investors, this leaves you in a bit of a rut. The inclination is to branch out and start making moves in new markets; however, your pragmatic side might be telling you to hold back in the face of risk. There is a balance to be struck, however. Between the efforts of the world to improve your climate situation and the options out there to protect your investment, you can guarantee the value of your property – whether you’re picking up properties in Koh Samui or divesting in America.
One of the key ways that those seeking to investment in foreign developments and newly industrialized countries can protect their investment is through warranty agreements, demonstrated when you check out the companies here. Unlike insurance, which deal with damage to the structure or theft of belongings, warranty deal with the integrity of the initial build itself and everything in it. This can help investors in foreign countries where safety standards are unfamiliar.
Essentially, warranty agreements can help your investment to retain value by ensuring that every last appliance and the integrity of your asset are protected against any faults and non-human error.
Like warranty, a comprehensive insurance plan is absolutely necessary to keep your property secure. Accidental damage, floods, fires and theft are all part of life and you cannot ever plan for every eventuality. If your property is leased to tenants, you can require them to keep an insurance plan as part of their contract. Alternatively, you can request they get one for their belongings and take out insurance on the property itself.
Incorporate Yourself For Protection
Of course, all the best laid plans can be strewn apart by truly arbitrary happenings. Regulatory changes, companies folding, or ‘acts of god’ that are often not covered by insurance plans, including catastrophic events – all can result in a total loss of your investment. The ultimate failsafe is to incorporate your investments in an LLC, or to use a property manager that can act as a buffer. This means that your personal finances will ultimately never take a hit from any problems.
Property investment and especially in low-cost foreign countries, like Thailand can be an excellent venture to create and store wealth. However, to protect yourself, you should take the necessary steps to avoid mistakes.