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Possible Strategy For Frustrated First Time Buyers?

Possible Strategy For Frustrated First Time Buyers?

12/08/2016

We often read about people living in London, Cambridge and other areas where property prices are at a premium and beyond the reach of most first time buyers. I fully understand their frustration because, in many cases, as fast as they can save a deposit, the amount of deposit required increases at a faster pace. I have been giving… Read more


Property118 Action Group Win At The Court of Appeal

Property118 Action Group Win At The Court of Appeal

08/06/2016

In this article we reveal the detail of:- The history behind our legal action against West Bromwich Mortgage Company The Court of Appeal ruling and the knock on implications Other legal action campaigns we would like to take on as representative actions Details of the Property118 business model moving forwards Our business plan How Property118 intends to… Read more


Landlord Tax Planning

Landlord Tax Planning

03/06/2016

The Property118 Landlord Tax Planning spreadsheet helps you to consider the pros & cons of a variety of tax structures and the costs of implementation. It isn’t easy to find an accountant who is completely up to date with all the applicable legislation affecting the taxation of property investors. Even if you are lucky enough to… Read more


Property118 Landlords Association – should we?

Property118 Landlords Association – should we?

03/05/2016

Having raised over £500,000 to take West Bromwich Mortgage Company to the Court of Appeal it has been suggested by numerous Property118 members that we should become a Landlords Association. Sentiment appears to be that a group with courage to take legal action against rogue mortgage lenders and poor decisions made by Government is seriously needed… Read more


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


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


Incorporation Relief to go in Autumn Statement?

Incorporation Relief to go in Autumn Statement?

21/11/2015

I was horrified to read a prediction on the highly credible Accounting Web that s162 tax relief used to mitigate CGT when incorporating a property letting businesses could be a victim of George Osborne’s Autumn statement next Wednesday (25th November).  If the Chancellor does make such an announcement those landlords currently looking to incorporate can but hope… Read more


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