Investing in real estate means opting for security. Anyone looking for a risk-free investment with an attractive return on investment now has the opportunity to invest in real estate with peace of mind. Why?
Stable rise in value
Over the past 50 years, the value of real property in Belgium rose by an average 6.3%.
Historically low interest rates
This acts to exponentially drive up the return on investment of your resources and your total investment.
Unique concept without a care
Which guarantees the value of your investment year on year.
Your rental revenues can act as a supplementary income to your professional income or retirement pension.
If you decide to sell your investment only after 5 years or more, the capital gain you stand to make on the sale remains wholly untaxed.
3 Unique guarantees
At Syus, “net” really means net, courtesy of 3 unique guarantees.
Not all real property makes for a sound investment. Even real property which may seem conveniently located on the face of it, often turns out to be less profitable than expected. What is crucial is the location in a growth city with a considerable number of international institutions and the inflow of working residents. The general condition of the building is another important element, especially in terms of energy efficiency. Lastly, the real property must be in keeping with European town and country planning policy. It is not the number of square metres that matters, but the return derived from the property.
Leuven is a city that is very appealing to highly educated and affluent tenants. Alongside the Catholic University of Leuven, the city is home to numerous spin-offs, businesses that rank among the top tier in their field of expertise or that are well on their way to joining those ranks. A great many PhD students, scientists, engineers, commercial talent and expats are coming to live and work in Leuven. Most of them prefer modern, comfortable apartments or studio flats – which is exactly what the Syus projects cater for. The proximity of other major cities, trunk roads and the general quality of life Leuven is renowned for all add to the popular appeal of this growing and thriving city.
Invest in real estate without a care as “net” really means net at Syus , courtesy of 3 unique guarantees:
1. Optimum rental guarantee
Syus guarantees punctual payment of your rental income into your account each month for the first 5 years of your investment.
2. Fully managed by us without a care
You need not worry about running costs, whether for the private or the common parts.
3. Clear view of your net return on investment
At Syus, net really means net, and SUSTAINABLE RETURN ON INVESTMENT is at the forefront.
1. Optimum rental guarantee
Syus guarantees punctual payment of your rental income into your account each month for the first 5 years of your investment. Even in case of default of payment by the tenant or if the property is vacant, you may rest safe in the knowledge that you will be paid your regular net rent EACH month! As an investor at Syus, there is no need to lie awake at night over these 2 risks which often involve a lot of headaches.
2. Fully managed by us without a care
You need not worry about running costs, whether for the private or the common parts. For the first 5 years of your investment, Syus attends to the “ALL-IN” management of your real property. Something we refer to as “PREMIUM” management, leaving you to enjoy your investment without a care, in the truest sense. The idea is to make sure that you quite literally do not have ANY supplementary costs during this first period of your investment. This relates to costs such as: the management of the tenancy agreements, seeking out new tenants free of charge, inventories and schedules of condition, the settlement and management of provisions, repairs, etc. Even your block insurance policy and the caretaker’s fees are taken care of! This is not a “standard” form of management, but a genuine “ALL-IN” plan. In a nutshell, this is “PREMIUM MANAGEMENT” SYUS-style!
3. Clear view of net return on investment
At Syus, net really means net, and SUSTAINABLE RETURN ON INVESTMENT is at the forefront. We are averse to jiggery pokery with returns on investment that are advertised and fail to factor in the costs. As an investor you expect truthful and accurate information that tells you the bottom line: your net return, net of ALL costs, down to the smallest detail! Courtesy of our long-term rental guarantees and premium management, you can be SURE you will not be facing any supplementary costs, other than the annual property tax. And this is something we even factor in when calculating your net return on investment! The SYUS return on investment does NOT take into account the prospective possible rise in value of the property over time or the possible leverage effects by way of a mortgage loan (optional), which means your NET return on investment could well be even higher in the long term!
You have had 5 years or 60 consecutive months of rental revenue security. You have avoided having to pay any supplementary costs for 5 years, courtesy of Syus’ PREMIUM management. After 5 years, you are free to decide to:
Keep your real property
You hang on to your real estate and continue to have it managed by SYUS HOUSING as your estate manager. In which case, the estate management services provided are no longer free as before, but this also leaves you free to enjoy your time to yourself.
Sell your real property
You sell your real property. You are entirely free to do so by yourself or have SYUS assist you. If you decide to re-invest with SUYS 5 years after the sale, our services for the sale come free of charge!
As a private owner, you can opt for an estate manager who looks after the management of the private units owned by you. For a furnished unit, on the Belgian market you should expect to pay around 10% of your monthly rental income. At SYUS, this comes free of charge for the first 5 years. In addition, you do not just get the standard service but the PREMIUM version of all the things an estate manager does. The PREMIUM service goes way beyond and also removes all the COSTS you would normally be billed as a real estate owner.
Paying the fees of lawyers, bailiffs and court procedure costs required to collect the rent in arrears in case of default of payment by the tenant or in case of tenancy disputes between the landlord and the tenant.
Bringing in a new tenant, free of charge, at the end or upon the cancellation of the existing tenancy agreement. There is nothing for you to worry about. We take care of everything.
Planning, implementing and defraying the cost of all maintenance works and repairs.
Paying the block insurance policy, and the fees of the designated caretaker.
Anyone who is looking to invest in real property has his eye on the long term. Syus guarantees a handsome net return on investment for 5 years. And things do not stop there. We are on hand at any time to assist you and give you the benefit of our expertise to make sure you make the most of each and every one of your real property investments. New opportunities, changing laws and regulations, financial optimisation ... We follow up on matters for you and explain all the options open to you that are in your best interests. After all, to make smart real property investments you need to plan ahead.
Invest in the growth city that is Leuven. Leuven is a city that is very appealing to highly educated and wealthy tenants. Alongside the Catholic University of Leuven, the city is home to numerous spin-offs, businesses that rank among the top tier in their field of expertise or are well on their way to joining those ranks. A great many PhD students, scientists, engineers, commercial talent and expats are coming to live and work in Leuven. Most of them prefer modern, comfortable apartments or studio flats – which is exactly what the Syus projects cater for. The proximity of other major cities, trunk roads and the general quality of life Leuven is renowned for all add to the popular appeal of this growing and thriving city.
Leuven, home of the IMEC
The Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre is Europe’s largest independent research centre in the areas of microelectronics and nano technology. Operating out of the Leuven campus, the centre works closely with major electronics companies from all corners of the globe. Today, the IMEC’s Leuven site is home to over 2,000 staff, a number which is only expected to rise in the years ahead. These are highly trained scientists and engineers who are looking to live close to their place of work and who place a premium on comfort and quality of life.
Leuven, home to those who enjoy the good life
All things a major city has to offer and the friendliness of a provincial town: that is Leuven for you. Quality services, shopping, sports, leisure facilities, dining out … this city’s varied offering never ceases to amaze visitors and residents alike. Come and live here and you will never want to leave. The local council too is making every effort to make life as pleasurable as possible.
If Leuven rounds the cape of 100,000 residents in the years to come, it will qualify for 6.7 million euros in extra grants, which local politicians have pledged to use to reduce supplementary municipal tax and local personal income tax, to make living in Leuven even more affordable and rewarding.