Key Facts about Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)


NewRiver REIT is a Real Estate Investment Trust, or REIT. REITs are listed property investment companies that allow investors to acquire shares in a tax efficient structure.

Rental income, after costs, is passed directly on to shareholders in the form of dividends. Dividends form a key component of total return for shareholders. NewRiver pays its shareholders an interim and final dividend. 

REITs are exempt from paying corporate tax and are required to distribute at least 90% of quarterly profits as dividends (defined as Property Income Distributions, or PIDs). 

There are implications for the taxation of dividends, and if you qualify to receive your dividend gross of withholding tax, 

  • You should complete one of the forms below depending on whether or not you are the beneficial owner of your shareholding or an intermediary. 
  • The completed form should be sent to the Company's Registrar:

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