If you run a property business which has had empty properties during the coronavirus pandemic you might be wondering if your business is classed as ‘paused’ or ‘ceased’. We explain how to determine which applies to you.

Empty properties – does this mean the end of the property rental business? During the Covid-19 pandemic, landlords may have periods when their properties have been empty. Landlords letting furnished…

Continue Reading If you run a property business which has had empty properties during the coronavirus pandemic you might be wondering if your business is classed as ‘paused’ or ‘ceased’. We explain how to determine which applies to you.

Are you a buy-to-let landlord who’s decided to take a mortgage payment holiday? We explain the impact on this on tax relief for interest payments in today’s blog.

Mortgage payment holidays and interest relief for landlords In March, the Government announced that homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages due to Coronavirus would be able to take a three-month…

Continue Reading Are you a buy-to-let landlord who’s decided to take a mortgage payment holiday? We explain the impact on this on tax relief for interest payments in today’s blog.

If you have a holiday let but are worried you won’t meet the occupancy test this year, all is not lost. There are two routes by which it may be possible to reach the required occupancy threshold – an averaging election or a period of grace election.

Furnished holiday lettings – What can you do if you fail to meet the occupancy tests due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Lets that qualify as furnished holiday lettings (FHL) enjoy…

Continue Reading If you have a holiday let but are worried you won’t meet the occupancy test this year, all is not lost. There are two routes by which it may be possible to reach the required occupancy threshold – an averaging election or a period of grace election.

For landlords, the impact that unpaid or late paid rent has on the calculation of taxable profits depends on whether you prepare accounts on the cash basis or under the accruals basis. We go through some case studies in today’s blog

Late or unpaid rent – Impact on the calculation of a landlord’s taxable profits As with other sectors, landlords may be adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Tenants suffering cashflow…

Continue Reading For landlords, the impact that unpaid or late paid rent has on the calculation of taxable profits depends on whether you prepare accounts on the cash basis or under the accruals basis. We go through some case studies in today’s blog

Not putting a property in joint names prior to selling is an easily avoided mistake – read our blog to see if this would benefit you.

Potential benefits of putting a property into joint names prior to sale Where a property qualifies in full for private residence relief, it is perhaps academic, from a tax perspective…

Continue Reading Not putting a property in joint names prior to selling is an easily avoided mistake – read our blog to see if this would benefit you.

It is easy to fall into the trap of assuming that legal and professional costs can be computed in calculating taxable profits if they are incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the business; however this is only part of the story.  

Legal and professional fees – Capital or revenue? At some point, a landlord is likely to incur legal and professional fees in connection with the running of their property rental…

Continue Reading It is easy to fall into the trap of assuming that legal and professional costs can be computed in calculating taxable profits if they are incurred wholly and exclusively for the purposes of the business; however this is only part of the story.  

Renting out a property at a rate below the commercial level might sound like a great idea – but it might cost you dearly if you try to seek tax relief for your expenses!

Properties not let at a commercial rent There may be a number of reasons why a property is occupied rent-free or let out at rent that is less than the…

Continue Reading Renting out a property at a rate below the commercial level might sound like a great idea – but it might cost you dearly if you try to seek tax relief for your expenses!