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Tax follows ownership of a property is the golden rule of tax planning that too many buy to let landlords forget until too late.
Tax planning starts with buying a property, not trying to reorganise financial affairs to pay less tax a couple of years down the line.
A new government scheme to fast-track converting edge of town business premises in to housing may solve tricky planning problems for property investors and councils.
HMO and buy to let landlords could benefit as the government clears the way to convert disused offices, shops,
Student landlords are stepping back from investment because of uncertainty in the market over rising tuition fees.
Fees are set to rise from £6,000 to a maximum £9,000 at many English universities from the start of the next academic year in September Ė and many are warning the
With the number of unemployed people now almost hitting 2 million, landlords face challenging times ahead. It is clear that those unfortunate people who lose there jobs are likely to struggle with paying their rents. Therefore, it is vital that landlords develop creative strategi
Cities with more than one university could see a swarm of mergers and acquisitions as more commercially minded institutions take over their academically minded counterparts.
This could bring a boom for private student landlords as the surviving universities will attract more s
A shock pilot to work the bugs out of the taxmanís financial record checking scheme has triggered angry responses from businesses and tax advisers.
Up to 2,000 businesses, including student rentals and letting agents, can expect the taxman to call and inspect their bookkeeping
One challenge that every landlord faces is how to assess their portfolio cashflow.
Cashflow is the heartbeat of any business and this single piece of analysis tells you how well your property business is performing.
Only last week I was reading an article on the BBC website
As we approach the end of the current tax year, it is a time when landlords should reflect on their property business and plan for the year ahead.
If I was to ask you the following question, what
would your answer be?
"Do you have an idea of how much tax you will be paying f
Will your letting business survive if interest rates rise?
Property investors are waiting anxiously for the inevitable rise in mortgage interest rates at sometime this year.
Many landlords are only showing rental profits because mortgage rates have dropped and they have two c
The final bill for flouting fire safety rules at a shared house that was destroyed in an early morning blaze may cost a landlord up to £2 million.
The seven-bedroom rental property should have had strict fire safety controls under licensing conditions imposed on houses in mult