Monthly Archives: April 2016

4 strategies to reduce the effects of UK Property Tax Changes

Understanding what you need to do to protect your investment income. The Nationwide Building Society has calculated that a property investor who pays higher rate tax, with a £150,000 buy-to-let mortgage and monthly rental income of £800 would have a net profit of £2,160 prior to the tax change. By 2020, this net profit would fall […]

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Maidstone Property Investment Guide

Well connected for business and a great place to invest Maidstone is in the county of Kent, also known as ‘the Garden of England’. It is situated around midway alongside the M20 Motorway linking London with the Channel Ports of Dover and Folkestone. Additional connections to the M2 and M26 Motorways mean that travel to […]

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UK Property Tax: Are property investors right to be worried?

Changes to UK property tax are increasingly targeting buy-to-let investors. Sir Jon Cunliffe, a deputy governor at the Bank of England, has consistently warned over the last year that the rise in property ownership by private landlords threatens the stability of the UK economy. His major concern is that an army of buy-to-let investors will […]

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Investment property – below market value property & the discount property trap

Investment property – systematic overpricing has plagued the industry for years This is mostly due to unscrupulous companies, backed up by short-term minded valuers and systematically blind lenders. But we can’t stop at just these three parties because the entire system was to blame; brokers, solicitors, property companies and property sourcers. Everyone wanted to get […]

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Investment News – UK Property Tax: How mortgage interest tax relief is changing

From April 2017, the way in which tax relief on mortgage interest is calculated is going to alter. Up until now, you have been able to offset your mortgage interest, as an allowable expense, against the income you earn on the property investment. In fact, most accounting standards and countries around the world adhere to this […]

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Investment News – UK Property Tax: The tax rules that are changing

New rules for wear and tear Before April 2016, if a buy-to-let landlord leased property to a tenant as fully-furnished the landlord could automatically claim an amount against rental income as wear and tear. This was set at 10% of the rent received. After April 2016, all landlords will be able to deduct the costs […]

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UK Property Tax: Calculating Your Capital Gains Tax Liability

Capital Gains Tax (CGT) Its important to view a range of investment guides at all stages of a property investment. CGT is payable when you dispose of an asset and make a profit on it. Most commonly we think of disposal as being the sale of the asset, but disposal also includes: Gifting it Transferring it to […]

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Investment News – The good news on UK property tax: Tax reducing deductibles

We all hate paying tax, it’s difficult to calculate and seems to be forever increasing. It’s highway robbery the way the new tax changes can simply ride in and steal away so much of your profits from your property investment. But for property investors who know the rules, there is a fistful of valuable deductions […]

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Smile, frown and disgust… Prospects for the 2016 housing market

So I am an optimist at heart so let’s start with the 2 good emotions you’ll experience in 2016: 1. Smile… Because all experts are predicting house price increases across the UK. Halifax 4%-6% Hometack 7% Henry Pryor 2% Capital Economics 6%-8% RICS 6% Nationwide 3%-6% and myself, Brett Alegre-Wood 6% This is indeed a good […]

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