The U.K. REIT market may be become more popular next year as a result of new regulations. The area may be popular with investors looking for a direct investment in property with the ability to generate income, according to Citywire.Under new regulations, new property companies will no longer need to be listed when they apply for REIT status and will have one-year grace periods during which they do not have to satisfy stringent income and asset tests.

Some of the REITs will be volatile because of the ability to trade freely in the shares. As with property company shares, Fidelity is arguing for investing via a mutual fund to spread the risk.

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