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Pre-credit crunch, bridging finance was often referred to as lending of last resort. However, this perception has changed dramatically since then and particularly in the last couple of years and is now considered to be part of main stream finance. The causes of the credit crunch have been well documented. One of the major causes… Read more
18th November 2015 may well be marked in history as the beginning of the end for most private buy-to-let landlords. Restrictions on the amount of financing costs which can be deducted by individuals, partnerships, trusts and personal representatives when calculating their income from a property business are included in the Act (s 24). The amount of… Read more
GENERAL GUIDANCE If you have been retaining profits after paying the higher rates of income tax then you have probably been paying more tax than necessary. IS TAX AVOIDANCE LEGAL? The law regarding tax avoidance was clarified nearly 80 years ago. In 1936 a landmark legal case was heard in the House of Lords… Read more
I’m looking to get into HMOs for the professional market in Birmingham area. I have circa 200k cash which is enough for me to buy at least 1 (fairly) high end HMO cash, which I will try to refinance in 6-12 months. The goal being to have 4 hmo’s, with about 50k of my own… Read more
One in three of us don’t have a Will. That’s a surprising statistic when you consider the implications on those that we love. Not having a Will means that your next of kin will be faced with additional responsibilities after your death – the responsibility of obtaining the legal right to your estate, of deciding… Read more
It can be tempting to cut out the middle man when searching for a new mortgage, and people may even think they can save money doing so, but there are other considerations to take into account. An important thing to understand is that when you receive whole of the market mortgage advice, your mortgage broker… Read more
Property118 IFA partners HD Consultants won a podium finish in their first venture out to the Business MoneyFacts awards held last night. Howard Reuben, the Principal of HD Consultants, and his team won 3rd place “Commended” Buy To Let Mortgage Broker of the Year 2015. Howard said “recent trade press report there are about 16,000… Read more
Around 20% of my Consultancy clients come to me for advice about divorce. Perhaps unusually, every divorce case I have assisted clients with so far has been an amicable split. Maybe that is due to the fact that landlords are more worldly wise than to run up bills of £1,000’s over who takes custody of… Read more
Make 2015 the year that you no longer take known risks without first taking full consideration of the pros and cons, and by making sure that you’re implementing the appropriate upfront actions. In particular, as we move into a New Year, why would you choose to leave problems for your beneficiaries and families which can… Read more
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