Category Archives for "Property tax"

Strategies to maximise buy-to-let yield and cut tax on rental income

How to use your allowances to minimise tax on rental income For most investors, property is a long-term investment. According to a report by, gross buy-to-let yields in the UK average 4.17%. In some areas, they are almost three times as high. Gross yields are calculated before tax on rental income and other costs […]

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The truth about investment opportunities and retirement

Investment Property can be overlooked as a retirement option, but jumping to such conclusions could be costly. In this article, I’m going to look at the story of two twin brothers, Paul and James, who both inherited £20,000 in 1996 when they were aged 40 years. They each decided to do something very different with […]

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How will the change to mortgage interest tax relief affect me as a property investor?

Property tax questions answered in plain English Despite their introduction in April 2017, the changes to mortgage interest tax relief are still a hot topic of conversation among property investors. This may be because of the long, drawn-out process of their full effect. It could be because the accountants of many property investors find it […]

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Everything you want to know about stamp duty on property investment, but are afraid to ask

All the answers you need to help maximise buy-to-let profits When you’re investing in property, you’ll need to consider stamp duty, though your stamp duty liability on off-plan property investment only becomes payable when you complete – which could be a couple of years away. In some cases, the developer may wrap the stamp duty […]

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BTL mortgage facts for limited company property investors

Your questions answered before you set up a limited company for property investment You may be considering how to structure as a property investor. For example, you could increase your property investment profits as a limited company rather than by investing in your personal name. Predominantly, this is because of how tax relief on mortgage […]

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If your accountant can’t answer this about property investment, don’t hire them!

10 questions you must ask when you’re a limited company investing in property You’re thinking about setting up as a limited company to invest in property. You’ve done your research and discovered that you could be much better off by doing so. And to save an incredible amount of tax, you’ve found out that setting […]

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7 questions to ask before incorporating to invest in property

Incorporation considerations you must discuss If you’re considering investing in property as a limited company rather than as a personal name, you could increase your profits by doing so. And the costs of setting up as a limited company are surprisingly low. However, before you rush to incorporate to invest, you should seek advice. You’ll […]

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How much does it cost to set up a limited company to invest in property?

Weigh up the costs of incorporation to assess the real tax benefits If you’re a higher rate taxpayer, you could increase your property investment profits as a limited company.  Partly, this is because all your mortgage interest payments can be offset against your rental income for tax purposes. This has the effect of reducing your […]

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