Tag Archives: Estate planning

Barry’s story – it could have been you! Financial Advice, Landlord News, Latest Articles, Property News

Barry’s story was written by the Mark Alexander back in December 2010. It has since been updated and re-published. The dates, times and people are fictional but the story is based on real life events.

It’s a modern update of the classic “A Widow’s story”, this time written as a cautionary tale for landlords and their families.

Continue reading Barry’s story – it could have been you!


Video Interview – Asset & Legacy protection for Property Investors Estate Planning, Financial Advice, Latest Articles

Mark Alexander, founder of Property118.com, interviews Jason Howard of Insight Fininacial Associates on Asset and Legacy protection for property investors. Something all landlords should consider within their financial planning strategy.

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Could this be the ultimate buy to let investment property exit strategy? Estate Planning, Financial Advice, Latest Articles, Tax & Accountancy

About a year ago Mark Alexander predicted that Equity Release mortgage providers would enter the buy to let lending business.  With most traditional lenders insisting that buy to let mortgages are repaid at age 75, it looked as though the only real choice for borrowers with an interest only mortgage was going to be to sell their properties when they reached a certain age. This could well trigger unwanted capital gains tax.  However, this is no longer the case as Equity Release now provides an alternative exit opportunity. Continue reading Could this be the ultimate buy to let investment property exit strategy?


Don’t forget the taxman if you are giving away property Estate Planning, Latest Articles, Tax & Accountancy

Model house in handsProperty investors who want to help their children by gifting them a home can face a tax and financial nightmare.

One of the big worries is what happens to the home if the child has a failed relationship.

Several factors need considering: Continue reading Don’t forget the taxman if you are giving away property


TV business guru switches on to wills and IHT Celebrity Articles, Estate Planning, Latest Articles

Business guru Gerry Robinson is turning his talents to solving inheritance tax and estate planning problems for families in a new TV show.

The new six-part series ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ starts on BBC2 tonight (January 14) with a look at families who want to split their money between their children and favourite charities. Continue reading TV business guru switches on to wills and IHT


Is your property portfolio ownership structure optimised to enable you to pay the minimum amount of CGT, income tax and IHT? Commercial Finance, Estate Planning, Favourite Articles, Financial Advice, Latest Articles, Lettings & Management, Property Investment Strategies, Question of the Week, Tax & Accountancy, UK Property Forum for Buy to Let Landlords

Mark AlexanderIn this article I look at the differences between owning property as joint tenants, tenants in common or as individuals. I also explain why portfolio landlords who are married couples should own half the properties each in single names and how to deal with property ownership which is not structured for optimal tax purposes right now. Mark Alexander Continue reading Is your property portfolio ownership structure optimised to enable you to pay the minimum amount of CGT, income tax and IHT?


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