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What Does Brexit Mean For Commercial Property Investors?

My team of property tax specialists at Optimise Accountants have been taking a closer look at commercial property this week, as it’s been getting some bad press recently. Confidence in the sector has been hit hard by the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU. In the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the Brexit […]

Commercial Versus Residential Property

The residential property experts at Optimise Accountants are focusing on some recent news on this blog post, to highlight the Pros and Cons of changes for property investors across the UK. The last 18 months have brought some unexpected bad news for the residential property investment sector. First there was the announcement of the cap […]

Beat the Budget Changes With a Flat Above a Shop

The budget announcements of last year have prompted many property investors I’m advising as a property tax expert to look beyond ‘vanilla’ buy-to-let investments and to consider commercial or semi-commercial property types. According to the latest six-monthly Property Investor Survey published by specialist broker Mortgages for Business in June, the number of respondents planning to […]

The Advantages Of Investing In Garages

When a garage on Fulham Palace Road was listed in the auction catalogue for a recent Savills auction with a guide price of £250,000, it piqued the interest of so many investors it sparked a bidding war and eventually sold for £466,000. Although the appeal of that particular lot was due to the planning permission […]

How to set up a SIPP pension

Ever since the government launched a consultation on pension saving last year, many have feared George Osborne’s next budget bombshell would involve taking away the current system of tax relief available to pension contributions, in particular by slashing the relief available to higher rate taxpayers. Happily, we recently learned that it had abandoned plans to […]

Property strategies for higher rate taxpayers

The problem – the tax on your investments before you start investing As a higher rate taxpayer you will be paying a large sum of tax on your business (self employment)/employment income as HMRC taxes higher rate taxpayers 40% and additional rate taxpayers 45%. So to invest £30,000 into a property, you would have to earn £50,000  from your employment […]





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