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Top tax tips for foreign property investors in the UK

By Louise Misiewicz Are you from overseas but investing in UK property? Have you considered a few fundamental tax-saving tips? As property tax specialists focusing on property investors in the UK, advising our clients on how to ensure they maximise their allowances and keep their property portfolios in good shape is essential – particularly with […]

Tax free investment benefits of Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) for property investors?

By Louise Misiewicz Are you happy with the return from your property portfolio? What are the benefits of REITs for property investors? I recently wrote an article comparing the benefits of direct property compared to REITs – which can be read in full here. I’ve had a few property investor clients asking for further information […]

The Truth About Using SSAS Pensions and Buying Residential Investments

By Louise Misiewicz Have you heard that you can use an SSAS pension to invest directly or indirectly to residential property investments? I’ve heard a lot of my property investor clients that have been approached by companies to use their SSAS pensions to invest in residential properties. As a property tax specialist, I was curious […]

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Leaving The UK and Non-Residents

By Louise Misiewicz Are you thinking of disposing of any properties? Are you thinking of leaving the UK? I have written extensively about Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and tax planning in previous articles. However, the government made a change in 2016 to the extent that CGT is calculated differently for those leaving the UK. The government have […]

Utilising Your UnCrystallised Pensions In A Tax Efficient Way

By Louise Misiewicz Do you want tax relief whilst investing for your future? Have you planned on how to utilise your pension funds near retirement? I was speaking to a property investor client this week, and the subject of income tax liability came up – as it often does in these conversations. The start of […]

Property investors must notify HMRC of share transactions

By Louise Misiewicz Do you own a property-based business in the UK? Have you informed HMRC of any share transactions? As leading providers of specialist property tax advice, my team have been advising property landlord clients this week on imminent legislation coming up from HMRC which affect all property businesses. As of 6th July, HMRC […]

Property Investment vs REITs – Which Is Better?

By Louise Misiewicz Have you considered REIT as part of your portfolio? What are the benefits of REIT over direct investment? Having spoken to a buy-to-let property investor client at length yesterday about the benefits of direct property investment and REIT, I’m going to dedicate a full blog post on it here for your reference, […]

Traits of a successful property investor in 2020 – Part 5

By Louise Misiewicz How will successful property investors grow during 2020? What are the traits for successful property investment? I’m writing this as the penultimate article in a series of blog posts on what will be required to be a successful property investor in 2020. You can read the first week’s blog instalment here – […]

Traits of a successful property investor in 2020 – Part 4

By Louise Misiewicz How will successful property investors flourish in 2020? What are the key traits for successful property investing? I’m writing a series of blog posts on what will be required to be a successful property investor in 2020. You can read the first week’s blog instalment here – Commercial property investents. You can […]

Are You Ready For ATED? Additional Tax On Residential Properties Owned Within A Company

By Louise Misiewicz Do you own properties in a Limited Company? Are you aware of a new tax called ATED? The Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is part of HMRC’s three-pronged attack against perceived tax avoidance by individuals who use companies (typically overseas companies) to acquire and own high-value UK residential property. A rate […]





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