Can Using a property company save tax for landlords

Can using a property company save tax for landlords? Generally the answer is usually, yes! The focus of this piece is to look at the pros and cons of using a property company to save tax – for any new properties that you are buying. (Moving an existing property portfolio into a company structure is different, can be more challenging, […]

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Capital Gains Tax Reduction for Landlords Selling to Tenants

Capital Gains Tax Reduction for Landlords Selling to Tenants Chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering handing a capital gains tax break to landlords who sell their buy-to-let properties to long-term tenants in his budget this month. The proposals were put forward by “Onward”, (the rather silly-named Conservative think tank). The idea is that landlords could be made exempt […]

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Why British Citizens Are Second Class Citizens for Capital Gains Tax

David Lawrenson, of property consultancy www.LettingFocus.com says British citizens are being treated like second class citizens when it comes to property tax. If you were following the recent mini statement from Chancellor George Osborne last week you will have heard how overseas investors in our residential property markets will now have to pay capital gains tax – just like they […]

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The Private Rented Sector Landlords and Tax

Private rented sector consultant David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com looks at calls for reform of tax in the private rented sector. In last weeks’ blog I looked at the housing associations, private landlords and the case for housing associations to get involved in “market renting”. In the course of that blog I also mused on the government’s increasing willingness to get […]

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