Our various friends and family have invested in our co-op. They had some money saved up and wanted to invest it in something ethical and safe, so they agreed a timescale and rate of interest with us and then sent us the money. We used that money to pay the deposit on the house, and then after however many agreed years, we’ll send it back to them with any agreed interest. (We save it up from bits of rent over the years.)
Our lovely loanstock investors have helped us to pay the deposit for our shiny new house, so my job today is to print some certificates so they’ve got evidence to file and they’ve got our details and written confirmation of when their money gets returned, and so on.
I have pretty paper. I have a printer. I have access to the loanstock database. I am at home and being reclusive. Today I will be printing off the loanstock certificates, then taking them into town and buying red seal stickers and green ribbon and A4 non-bendy envelopes.
Then I’ll head to the new house and find someone to sign some things, use the official seal to emboss some seal stickers with our co-op name, stick them on with little cute bits of ribbon, and then I’ll post them to the lovely lenders.