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What Brexit Means For Property Investors

In the lead-up to the UK referendum on EU membership there was much speculation about the impact Brexit would have on property prices, with dire warnings sounded across the board. In the wake of the surprise Leave vote, there were countless news articles about collapsing property sales and even more drastic warnings about the future […]

Beat The Stamp Duty Surcharge By Building Instead of Buying

By Louise Misiewicz Updated and relevant for tax year 2017/18 With the Section 24 and mortgage interest relief cap looming, many property investors who’ve previously only invested in single let properties are questioning whether or not it’s still possible to make money from this type of investment. You can see how Section 24 will affect you […]

What You Should Know Before Buying A HMO

Houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) have become increasingly popular with property investors in recent years and as property owners look for ways to increase their yield to counteract the introduction of mortgage interest relief restrictions, their popularity is likely to increase even further. The HMO market is thriving In March Shawbrook Bank predicted HMOs would […]

Holiday Lets

Are Holiday Lets The Next Big Thing?

Are you fed up with being targeted by HMRC for being a residential property investor? In his budget last week George Osborne made it clear he won’t be backing down on his war against buy-to-let investors, announcing that the 3% stamp duty surcharge will definitely go ahead and that while the capital gains tax (CGT) rate will be […]

Paying yourself out of a limited company for 2016-17

Ways to get money out of a company There are several ways to get money out of a company in a tax efficient way Wages up to £8,060 provided you have no other form of employment income. £5,000 tax free dividends Contributions towards your own personal pensions Paying a wage £11,000 is the tax free […]

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Using Direct Debits Through GoCardless And Paypal To Receive Your Rental Income

Posted by Edd Wright on 2nd June 2015 Do you spend most of your precious free time chasing tenants to pay their rent, when you could spend this time enjoying the benefits of your hard work? If this is the case, then we have a solution! The Diagnosis Having taken on a new project, you […]

Top 8 Tax Allowable Property Running Costs You Need To Know

Are you fed up of paying too much tax? Are you worried about getting it wrong with HMRC? The Diagnosis The problem we all face is knowing what costs can be offset against your property profits. The less profits you have, the less tax you pay. It is that simple. As such there may be […]

Your Next Property Could Kill Your ROI

12th March 2015 – Simon Misiewicz Are you hunting for new properties to increase your cash flow and financial wealth? Do you really know much money you are making on your property portfolio? The Diagnosis There are a lot of property investors out there that are looking for new deals. The reason for this is clearly […]

HMRC To Pay For Your Next Property – Capital Allowances

19th February 2015 – Simon Misiewicz Are you feeling the pain of being a high rate tax payer? Are you being taxed twice a) PAYE and on b) property income? The Diagnosis Tax issues need to be diagnosed in order to be understood and a remedy implemented. If you are earning a decent wage from your […]

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