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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4


12:28 PM, 9th June 2020
About 2 months ago

Creating own property management company to save tax


I formed a Property Partnership last year and already submitted one set of account as 50/50 split between my wife and I. The properties in the partnership are all jointly owned as Tenant in Common with the my wife. My wife lost her job last year and currently a home maker and I am a high rate tax payer. Can I change the partnership split from 50/50 to 25/75 (75% to my wife) without the need to submit form 17 ? Could I also add my daughter to the partnership as the 3rd Partner without adding her name to the mortgage or land registry ? Additionally, I also have a Ltd company which owns some properties. Could I use this company to charge my property partnership a fee to manage the portfolio ?

Grateful for any genuine feedback please.


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7:10 AM, 26th September 2019
About 11 months ago

Should I sell or risk tenants buying at undervalue price?

What would be the impact on HMOs? Will labour want us to sell room by room ? 😀

For now, let’s ensure Labour does not come into power!... Read More


19:56 PM, 27th March 2018
About 2 years ago

What is a Partnership?

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 27/03/2018 - 07:50
Thanks Mark, I will arrange an appointment soon but first I need to add my wife to this property.
I reached out to HMRC and below is the response from them and based on that I think that £125K without SDTL is not an option. I will have to pay SDTL at 3% up till £125K and then 5% up till £250K.

Transfers between spouses are usually exempt from the higher rates of SDLT although such transfers are usually liable to SDLT at the standard rates. Examples include straightforward transfers from one spouse to answer, say a whole BTL; and transfers of part of, say, a holiday home; and transfers where the arrangement results in both spouses acquiring a new interest in property formerly owned by only one spouse.
The only substantial restriction is that relief does not apply where there is more than one buyer [one of whom is not as spouse] or more than one seller [one of whom is not a spouse]. For example, relief would not be allowed where an interest owned by a wife and her otherwise unrelated business partner is transferred to her husband.

Let me know if i understood this incorrectly.
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21:36 PM, 26th March 2018
About 2 years ago

What is a Partnership?

Reply to the comment left by Mark Alexander at 05/01/2018 - 19:51
Hi Mark, I have a small portfolio of properties which are in joint names with my wife except for one property which is soley in my name. I wish to give 50% beneficial interest (not legal) to my wife via DOT in order to achieve future partnership status with a view to incorporate in the future. The issue with 50% beneficial transfer is SDLT as the property has a mortgage. If I transfer 15% of mortgage consideration which is below £40K threshold, I could avoid SDLT. Would this work for partnership return to HMRC or I need to transfer a bigger interest ?... Read More