As the global financial crisis began to bite in 2008, central banks in several nations took action, attempting to shock the world economy back to life by slashing base interest rates. (more…)Read More
One of our clients contacted us to request assistance on a Private Residence Relief (PRR) case.
The client was a wealthy entrepreneur who had dabbled in the property development business and HMRC was now seeking to disallow PRR on the sale of their current home – not only because it was a substantially redeveloped property, but also because the property had an additional stretch of land attached to it which meant that the total area sold was over half a hectare. (more…)Read More
Recent budgets have seen several significant changes to the taxation of income from letting out residential property. These changes are likely to impact on the taxation of all current property landlords, as well as future decisions as to whether to remain or become a landlord. (more…)Read More
First-time buyers in England, Northern Ireland – and for a short time in Wales – were the biggest winners in the most recent shake-up to affect property taxes in Autumn Budget 2017.
Philip Hammond’s headline measure was to abolish stamp duty for first-time buyers on homes worth up to £300,000, and the chancellor didn’t stop there. (more…)Read More
The pros and cons of letting furnished holiday accommodation.
When furnished holiday property is let on a commercial basis for short periods, the owner can benefit from tax reliefs which wouldn’t otherwise be available to residential landlords, providing certain conditions are met.
However, there are also several disadvantages associated with letting property as holiday accommodation whether or not the furnished holiday letting conditions are met.Read More
Traders have been able to prepare their accounts using the cash basis since April 2013, as long as they meet certain eligibility conditions.
This option was extended to landlords running unincorporated property businesses from 6 April 2017.
However, while traders must elect for the cash basis, it applies by default to landlords who meet the qualifying conditions.Read More