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March 2020 Valuation Update.

We continue to have ongoing conversations with the Fund’s Standing Independent Valuer, CBRE, regarding property valuations, and have published an update which can be downloaded below.

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Suspension of dealing in TM home investor fund and TM home investor feeder fund.

Over the past few days all regulated property valuers informed fund managers that a “Material Valuation Uncertainty” clause would be included in their next valuations. The disclosure of their intent to include this clause subsequently results in Depositaries and ACDs suspending dealing in property funds. Unfortunately, we are no exception to this rule.

This is the first time since inception in 2012 that the TM home investor fund has suspended, and is not linked to the fund’s performance, nor to its liquidity which stands at just over 15%.

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UK housing market in light of Coronavirus

Over recent weeks, we have seen the Coronavirus coming to dominate the political and economic agenda, and wreaking havoc on financial markets. What has been the impact on UK housing and what is our outlook?

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Fund Performance Factsheet – February 2020

From December to the end of February, we have seen a remarkable change in sentiment in the UK residential property market. Four of the five property indices monitored by our benchmark index, LSL Acadata, reported average house prices reached new record highs. According to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey, buyer enquiries, agreed sales and new instructions all rose over the month extending a run since December 2019. Near term sales expectations remained positive for the 5th month running.

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Fund Performance Factsheet – January 2020

We have seen a remarkable change in sentiment in the UK residential property market.

According to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey, buyer enquiries, agreed sales and new instructions all rose over the month and all respondents remain upbeat on the outlook for sales in the coming year. In that more positive context, the TM home investor fund recorded its second month of upward valuations in the property portfolio. In December, our holdings in Manchester were valued upwards and in January our independent valuer increased valuations on all our units in Wembley. In total we hold 39 units across these two sites totalling 20% of the overall property portfolio.

Furthermore, following positive inflows of new investment into the fund, it will shortly complete on a purchase of 13 three-bedroom new-build houses in Smethwick, West Midlands for c. £2.9 million. Completion is scheduled for the end of February on 11 of these, with the remainder in April or early May. This development is a good fit in terms of our investment strategy – we favour the Midlands as a region, and the development is near a new Super Hospital and a 6-minute train journey to Birmingham New Street Station. We aim to make a further acquisition of up to £2 million in the coming months, and these acquisitions will bring the cash levels back into our target range of 10-15%.

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ESG Rating from “3D investing”

Hearthstone is pleased to announce the positive environmental and social impact of the TM home investor fund has been recognised by 3D investing, powered by Ethical Money

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