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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 […]

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 […]

Advice for property investors on commercial buildings

Advising on property tax means dealing with more than residential property – the expert team of property tax specialists at Optimise Accountants also advise clients on matters relating to commercial property. In fact, more and more residential property investors have been establishing profitable additions to their property portfolios in the last couple of years, by […]

What is George Osborne’s legacy for buy-to-let property investors?

I’ve been discussing a couple of industry articles this week with my team of property tax experts at Optimise Accountants, and we thought it would be useful to highlight some of our thoughts on this blog. The first of these articles was from property industry organisation NLA, concerning legislation coming into effect which will negatively […]

Changes to Capital Allowances

Are you buying a property that you can claim capital allowances for? Have you sold a property that you have claimed capital allowances for? What are capital allowances? Capital allowances are allowances for plant and machinery in a building. The building normally constitutes items such as: equipment machinery business vehicles, eg cars, vans or lorries […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pension Relief Another Plus For Holiday Lets

If you’re a savvy residential buy to let investor, you’re probably well aware of the looming tax changes that could drastically increase your tax liability. As I’ve explained in previous blogs on the 2015/6 budget announcement, the changes to the way mortgage interest relief is granted from next year will mean that higher rate taxpayers will now pay […]

The Highs And Lows of Holiday Lets

George Osborne’s recent tax announcements relating to standard buy to let property investors have made the idea of being a traditional landlord seem much less attractive than it did a year ago. But there’s one sector of the property investment marketplace that has escaped relatively unscathed so far – holiday lets. However, while it’s clear […]





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