The pension freedoms enacted in 2015 offer greater flexibility on the timing and amount of income that can be withdrawn from a pension. Hence drawing out the rental income that has built up as and when it is needed can be done easily, and missing a few income payments will not restrict what can be accessed.
Investing in property can be a specialist area, although investing in a property locally that you understand and is occupied by your own business or one that you know can help a lot.
The main thing is finding the appropriate pension scheme in the first place that can deal with such an investment.
Claire Trott is head of pensions strategy at Technical Connection