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The Ethical Property Company

Transferable shares


Investment product details

Transferable shares can only be bought when a party that already owns some is willing to sell them, or when the business does a new share issue. Currently, Ethical Property Company shares are only available to purchase from from existing shareholders via the Bulletin Board, subject to availability.

Transferable shares can be sold on to third parties - provided willing buyers can be found. They also vary in value, subject to the price that and sellers want to buy and sell at. Shares can be sold via the Bulletin Board.

You can find a guide to the process of buying and selling shares on the secondary market here.

Financial return

Dividends policy

The company’s dividends policy is to pay a dividend to shareholders equal to at least 50% of its trading profits each year. Retained profits will be used to enhance shareholder value through the building of a cash reserve, repayment of loans or reinvestment in properties.

Historic dividends

The Ethical Property Company has paid a dividend every year since 2000. At the Ethical Property Annual General Meeting held on 21st March 2019, shareholders voted to approve the payment of a dividend of 3.5p per share.

Date paid Amount Financial return
21/03/2019 3.5 pence 3.2%
20/11/2018 3 pence 3.06%
14/03/2017 2.4 pence 3%
09/04/2016 2.2 pence 2.89%
09/04/2015 2 pence 2.67%
09/04/2014 1.5 pence 2.0%
30/04/2013 1.5 pence 2.0%
30/04/2012 2 pence 2.28%
30/04/2011 3 pence 3.43%
30/04/2010 3.5 pence 4.38%
30/04/2009 3.25 pence 2.41%
30/04/2008 3.25 pence 2.60%
30/04/2007 3.25 pence 2.95%
30/04/2006 3.25 pence 2.95%
30/04/2005 3 pence 3%

How interest is paid

Dividends are paid in April to shareholders registered at the time of the March Annual General Meeting. They are automatically paid to your nominated bank account by BACS.

Why invest in the Ethical Property Company?

The company supported 282 social change organisations in 2018

Minimum investment amount


Maximum investment amount


Fees payable to purchase this product

 £20 administration fee per transaction.

Statutory charges

Investments of £1,000 or more will incur stamp duty of 0.5%

Getting your money back

You can only get back the money you invest in these shares by finding someone else that is willing to buy them at the price you want to sell them at.

Selling your shares

Ethex provides a Bulletin Board service to allow those looking to buy and sell shares to get in direct contact in order to agree a trade, but the provision of this service does not guarantee that you will be able to buy or sell shares, nor the price at which you may be able to do so.

If you wish to sell your shares you we display any interest from buyers on the Bulletin board tab, or you can list your shares for sale via the 'Trade Online' button towards the top of the page.

How secure is your money?

Buying shares in the Ethical Property Company makes you a part-owner of the business. This means that you receive a share of any profits paid out as dividends, and your shares can go up in value if the business goes well. However, if the business does not make profits you will receive no financial return and your investment may also go down in value.

This investment is not covered by any government compensation scheme.

Keeping track of your investment

The details of your investment are recorded on your share certificate and by the company's registrars.

The company sends out a full annual report once a year, in February, together with an invitation to the annual general meeting.

Tax considerations

Dividends are paid annually, it is your responsibility to pay any tax due on these.

Voting rights

This investment entitles you to one vote in the Ethical Property Company for each share that you hold. 


If you are not based in the UK you must meet Ethex's criteria on overseas investors.

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