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Time To Sell Property Before 6 April 2020?

If the draft legislation issued for consultation last year is enacted in the next Finance Act there will be important changes to private residence relief for disposals after 5 April 2020. Firstly, the exemption for the final period of ownership will be reduced from 18 months to 9 months. This applies where a former main […]

Read more February 10th, 2020

The 5% VAT Rules And Reduced Rate VAT Eligibility Criteria

Firstly, to start with a common misconception, the 5% VAT rule does not mean that you can reclaim 15% VAT. Let’s start at the beginning and explain where the 5% VAT rate comes into play. You can utilise the 5% or reduced VAT rate in two situations: The conversion of premises to a different residential […]

Read more January 20th, 2020

The World Of Property And Where Are We?

So where are we in terms of the impact to the world of property? Here’s what we can expect to happen this year from a Tax and Legislation perspective:

Read more January 14th, 2020

Tax Return Deadline Approaching: 31 January 2020

Are you a Landlord that has received rental income from between 6 April 2018 and 5 April 2019? Have you filed your tax return yet? The deadline is 31 January 2020 and the payment of any taxes due need to be paid by then as well. Get it sorted sooner rather than later! If you […]

Read more January 13th, 2020

Passing On The Family Home

The Labour party were proposing to reverse the recent Tory party inheritance tax cuts if elected. They were referring to the additional nil rate band for passing on the family home. This additional relief should be taken into consideration when drafting your Will. We can work with your solicitor to make sure that your Will […]

Read more January 9th, 2020

Furnished Holiday Letts Qualify For CGT Relief

As mentioned in another article, furnished holiday lettings businesses are eligible for capital allowances on equipment in the property. Where the business incurs finance costs such as mortgage interest the restriction that applies to other residential property businesses does not apply to furnished holiday lettings. It should also be noted that qualifying furnished holiday lettings […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

No Capital Allowances For Equipment In A “Dwelling House”

As a general rule, there are no capital allowances available for expenditure on plant and machinery in a dwelling house. In a recent Tax Tribunal case it was decided that only equipment installed in the “common parts” of a dwelling house qualifies for tax relief. This would typically comprise a common entrance lobby, corridors, stairs […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

Reduced Rate VAT Eligibility

The key time where the reduced VAT rate becomes useful for most property investors is when they are converting a property from one use to another. For example, a single dwelling is being converted into a multiple dwelling property (a HMO). The complete information can be found in VAT Notice 708 Buildings and Construction which […]

Read more October 14th, 2019

Tax Return Season

If you are a Landlord with properties owned in your own name, then you should be considering completing your tax return now, if you have not already done so. This is to ensure you get the deadline for filing of 31 January 2020. Just remember that Section 24 (the interest rate restriction) is being introduced […]

Read more October 10th, 2019

Property, Tax Credits And Universal Credit

Over the last few months we have had a number of questions on the above, and on review of the details of how Tax Credits and Universal credits work it has highlighted a few issues. If you are receiving Tax Credits and invest in property, you need to be conscious of any changes that may […]

Read more October 10th, 2019