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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 […]

Beat The Stamp Duty Surcharge By Building Instead of Buying

With the restrictions to mortgage interest relief 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. Even those who buy below market value and improve properties to remortgage and recycle their cash are struggling to make […]

How to Incorporate Your Property Business and Mitigate SDLT & CGT

Are you frustrated by the government’s recent attacks on property investors? Are you thinking about incorporating your property business to avoid some of the worst effects? Budget changes mean more tax The budget announcements have caused property investors who own property in their personal name a huge headache, one that in some cases will see them […]

Buying a Portfolio — Buy The Company

Are you looking to buy more properties? Are you concerned about paying the new stamp duty rates? Given the 2015 budget announcement, which I wrote about some time ago, you’ll have seen that there are now penalties for buying and holding property investments in your own name: Mortgage interest relief cap 3% Stamp Duty Land […]

New Strategies For Property Investors To Minimise Tax, SDLT and VAT

By Simon Misiewicz Are you sick and tired of the fact that the level of tax seems to be increasing with every budget announcement? Would you like to be even more tax efficient than ever before? 2015 budget changes = more tax The budget announcement had a number of implications for property investors, which I […]

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 […]

Avoid Stamp Duty Hike By Flipping Off-Plan

With the 3% stamp duty surcharge now in effect and the reduction to mortgage interest relief set to be phased in from next April, many property investors have been rethinking their strategies for the future. When George Osborne first announced that mortgage interest relief would be restricted to the basic rate of income tax (20%) […]

The Truth About Stamp Duty and Partnerships/LLPs

Have you heard about the latest craze of moving properties into a partnership to avoid capital gains tax (CGT) and stamp duty land tax (SDLT)? Have you heard how much it will cost? Does it all sound too good to be true or indeed confusing? I have been up and down the country attending property networking […]





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