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Mortgage refinancing buy to let properties – section 24 issues

Article relevant to the tax year 2019/20 Before we go into the details please allow me to point out that Simon Misiewicz nor Optimise Accountants are financial advisors or mortgage brokers. The information provided below is for educational purposes from a tax perspective. The information contained in this article does not constitute as financial advice. […]

Using a letting agent to manage your buy to let property portfolio

Article relevant to the tax year 2019/20 Here are the most common questions by landlords about using letting agents We are going to try and answer the following questions about using letting agents as a buy to let property investor / landlord 1. Is there a list of top 5 reasons why you should use […]

Commercial Property Tax Benefits For Investors

An article relevant to the tax year 2019/20 Your commercial property tax questions answered. You may be interested in our main article “buy to let tax for UK landlords”. This article discusses all the different types of tax that you need to be aware of as a UK landlord. Read here for more (opens in a […]

Is property investing a good idea in 2019?

Article relevant to the tax year 2019/20 Property investing – How do you get started? I have gone into a lot of detail about the world of property investing. A question needs to be asked. “What is it you want from the property investment?”. Here are some examples of what our clients have said to […]

Transfer a property to children via a trust – avoid CGT

Article relevant to tax years 2019-20 Your Capital Gains Tax and trusts questions answered In this article we are going to try and answer the following questions: – Can you transfer property into a trust? – Will a trust avoid capital gains tax? – May I put my rental property in a trust? – Why would you put your […]

Section 24 Mortgage Interest Relief impact on Landlords?

Article relevant to the tax year 2019/20 Your Section 24 mortgage interest relief tax questions answered In this article we are going to try and answer the following questions: – What is mortgage interest relief? – Can I claim tax relief on mortgage interest UK? – Does mortgage interest reduce taxable income? – Does property tax reduce taxable income? […]

Reduce SDLT when buying a property investment

Relevant to tax year 2019/20 Your Stamp Duty Land Tax questions answered: In this article we will attempt to answer your questions about Stamp Duty Land Tax: – How much is stamp duty in the UK? – Is there stamp duty on land purchase? – Is stamp duty due on a gift of property? – Can I claim back […]

What are the Property Allowable costs to reduce my tax?

 Article relevant to the tax year 2018/19 – What are the Property Allowable costs to reduce my tax? Your property tax questions answered In this article, we are going to answer the following questions about allowable costs about property investments. What expenses can be claimed for rental property? Do mortgage payments count as allowable expenses? […]

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