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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 […]

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 […]

Putting Properties into a Trust

Are you concerned about the budget announcement? Are you looking for a solution to minimise tax? Do you hear many different views on how to use trusts? The problem – property investors are being targeted by George Osborne The budget announcement is going to have a major bearing on how you set up your property […]

Stamp duty when buying residential properties in a limited company

By Simon Misiewicz Are you looking to buy residential properties in a limited company? Are you painfully unaware of how much SDLT you will have to pay? Please note for the purposes of this article I have ignored the budget announcement about the 3% additional SDLT. The problem – Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will […]

3% Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Surcharge For Second House Purchases

By Louise Misiewicz Do you own a property already that is either your home or an investment? Are you thinking about purchasing another one? Are you thinking about purchasing another one? Do you have investment properties but you live in rented accommodation? SDLT 3% surcharge from November 2015 There are many property investors who are buying properties […]

Stamp duty and how to stamp it out

By Simon Misiewicz Has Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) hit your wallet? Would you like a remedy to soothe away the SDLT pains? The Diagnosis Tax issues need to be understood to diagnose a problem and for a remedy to be implemented. SDLT is, broadly speaking, charged as a percentage of the amount given for property or […]

Stamp Duty And How To Stamp It Out

Posted by Simon Misiewicz on 11th September 2014 Does stamp duty hurt your wallet? Would you like a remedy to soothe away the SDLT pains? The Diagnosis Tax issues need to be diagnosed in order to be understood for a remedy to be implemented. Stamp Duty Land Tax or SDLT, broadly speaking is charged as […]





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