Summer Budget 2015 – Landlords Reactions

Summer Budget 2015 – Landlords Reactions

14:00 PM, 8th July 2015, About 7 years ago 9619

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Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

The concern is;

Budget proposals to “restrict finance cost relief to individual landlords”Summer Budget 2015 - Landlords Reactions

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Ewan Murray

8:46 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

The restriction applying to finance fees (which we pay more of) is particularly painful.

Neil Patterson View Profile

8:47 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

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gary dave

9:05 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

I take it this is going to apply in Scotland as well?

Ewan Murray

9:16 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "gary dave" at "09/07/2015 - 09:05":


If scotland moved to full fiscal autonomy model over rime there could be differently.

I don't see a more favourable tax position for btl in scotland compared to rest of uk emerging though.

Peter Gulline

9:29 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

Potential loophole - What about taking a personal loan and using that to settle the existing mortgage. Loans that are used fully against the property are a cost and tax deductible.

Glad I wrapped most of my properties in a LTD company back in 2005 ....the ones I did not were going to cost too much CGT.

Another way to get the money back is to dump cash in your pension and get the 40% back that way.

Tracy Conner

9:31 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Y L Newbury " at "08/07/2015 - 15:39":

That is a brilliant point and you do indeed have to look at the totality of the changes.
I rely on the wear and tear allowance to bring us either close to or under the higher tax band as many of my houses are student rental / furnished.

gary dave

9:36 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

Reply to the comment left by "Ewan Murray" at "09/07/2015 - 09:16":


It doesn't require full fiscal autonomy. As part of Devomax Scotland will be given more power for independently raising tax approx 40%.

There is already a difference between stamp duty bandings between Scotland and rest of the UK.


Mark Alexander - Founder of Property118 View Profile

9:41 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

There has been a lot of discussion about moving property into limited companies.

What you need to remember though is that a transfer into a limited company is treated as a sale for CGT purposes.

If the property hasn't increased in value too much this may well be worth doing.

If you take a longer term view it may be worth doing anyway because these taxes are only ever going to get worse because the CGT liability will rise with property values and income tax will rise in line with rents.

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Shakeel Ahmad

9:45 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

Personal loan will of course attract interest and mostly higher rate than the mortgage rate.

The loan will be used to pay the mortgage off. so the restriction will apply. Besides Loan will be paying interest & capital in a shorter period say 5 year. This will affect your cash flow.

Shakeel Ahmad

10:27 AM, 9th July 2015, About 7 years ago

Some of the reason for the growth in BTL mortgage are.

a) Absurd new rules/MMR for personal mortgages.
b) Lack of interest only mortgages for personal mortgages.
c) BTL mortgages are un regulated.
d) Lenders charge a larger interest spread so are happy to offer it..
e) Where people despite of having a large deposit and even paying higher rents are not able to obtain personal mortgage are taking out BTL mortgages as a hedge against future price increases, while in the mean time they are waiting for change of circumstances or change in MMR rules.

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