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If you are looking to establish a portfolio of investment properties, holding them within a limited company is the best way to reduce your tax bill. If you own buy-to-let properties personally then the rental profits you receive are taxed at your personal tax rate. This could be as high as 45%, depending on other income you may receive.Read more
As most of you know already the UK Chancellor, George Osborne announced an incremental 3% stamp duty surcharge for Buy-To-Let property purchases and those buying 2nd holiday homes from April 2016.Read more
It is being proposed that Tax relief for the UK's buy-to-let landlords will be cut from April 2017, meaning landlords will no longer be able to claim tax reliefs on their buy-to-let mortgage payments. Instead, over a four-year period, 25% each year will be reduced on the maximum tax relief ultimately leading to 0% tax relief on interest payments by 2021. In a nutshell, this means a landlord will be taxed on the gross income rather than the net income irrespective of whether a profit is generated. Such action will result in many landlords being financially unable to hold the ownership of those properties and a supply of properties will hit the market.Read more
The Government is offering first-time homebuyers up to £3,000 to put down as a deposit on a home through the new Help-to-buy ISA.Read more
Buying at auction carries the same legal implications as a signed contract and that contract binding as soon as the hammer falls, unlike a normal purchase where the buyer and...Read more
From 1st October 2015, landlords are required by law to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.Read more