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New Tax Strategy For Accidental Landlords

New Tax Strategy For Accidental Landlords

08/04/2016

For those new to buy to let and considering the letting of their current home, in order to buy another for themselves (usually at a higher price) there is a way to avoid the 3% SDLT surcharge on the more expensive property by following this strategy. Create a new limited company and sell your current… Read more


Budget 2016 – Incorporate Now BEFORE 30th March

Budget 2016 – Incorporate Now BEFORE 30th March

16/03/2016

Budget 2016 has put massive pressure on landlords who have been considering incorporation following George Osborne’s announcements in the Summer 2015 Budget which restricts finance cost relief for individual landlords. My message to all landlords who have been considering incorporation is a crude one – it’s time to piss or get off the potty! If… Read more


Flexibility and resilience in joint ventures

Flexibility and resilience in joint ventures

28/01/2016

When buying property with another person, typically with an investor, what’s important for us is sticking to our ethos and values. This allows us to over come most issues in the right way. This doesn’t mean every joint venture or deal is the same. Actually what’s important to remember is flexibility must always be a… Read more


Landlord Incorporation – The Race Is On

Landlord Incorporation – The Race Is On

19/01/2016

Ahead of the Spring 2016 budget, Cotswold Barristers have reported a huge increase in the number of enquiries regarding the use of Beneficial Interest Company Trusts to avoid the need to rearrange mortgage finance when incorporating residential rental property businesses. The rules regarding Stamp Duty Land Tax changes are still not clear but one thing is for… Read more


QNUPS structure – Viable for Buy-To-Let landlords?

QNUPS structure – Viable for Buy-To-Let landlords?

15/12/2015

QNUPS? Just suppose you could pay a flat rate of 20% tax on gross rental income regardless of how much profit you receive. Then sweeten the deal by removing any potential for capital gains tax and/or inheritance tax. In a nutshell, that’s what can be achieved by using a QNUPS structure to invest into Buy-To-Let. … Read more


Beneficial Interest Company Trusts – Avoid Refinancing When Incorporating

Beneficial Interest Company Trusts – Avoid Refinancing When Incorporating

06/12/2015

Many of the landlords I have spoken to about incorporation (to avoid the effects of the new tax changes) have also spoken to their accountants. By using section 162 incorporation relief, many now realise they are in a position to avoid the implications associated with Capital Gains Tax.  A generally misconstrued perception of most tax advisers is… Read more


2015 Finance Bill Receives Royal Assent

2015 Finance Bill Receives Royal Assent

18/11/2015

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


Avoiding Restrictions on Finance Cost Relief for Landlords

Avoiding Restrictions on Finance Cost Relief for Landlords

11/11/2015

  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


Introducing OnboardPro Systems

Introducing OnboardPro Systems

20/03/2015

OnboardPro are one of our latest sponsors here at Property118 and I think you will really like what they have to offer to increase the efficiency of the Private Rented Sector. Their cloud-based software combines the full pre-tenancy process into one efficient system guiding you step-by-step through the tenant move-in process.  Tenants can complete applications… Read more


Collaborative Divorce for Landlords

Collaborative Divorce for Landlords

17/02/2015

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


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