The world of property investment can sometimes be confusing; our Glossary is full of useful terms to help every investor, whether they are a first time landlord or a seasoned portfolio builder.


Flexible Drawdown

Flexible Drawdown is a form of withdrawing income from your pension pot without a limit to the amount that you can take from your scheme each year. However, not everyone can access flexible drawdown, as you must be able to secure a minimum amount of secure pension income every year to qualify. From March 2014 the minimum annual income required was reduced to £12,000 and from April 2015 the minimum income requirement was completely removed. With a flexi-access drawdown, you can take out 25% of your pension pot out completely tax-free, whilst the remaining 75% of your pension fund are taxable at your marginal income tax rate.