Property repairs and maintenance – what can you deduct?

Anyone who owns a property will need to carry out repairs and maintenance from time to time. Where the property is let out, the question arises as to whether the…

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Tax implications of student lets

As the new academic year begins, for student starting or returning to university, the 2020/21 academic year looks very different to normal. While many students may opt to stay at…

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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…

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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…

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This blog explains what qualifies for relief for finance costs, the limit on eligible borrowings, and how capital repayments work with a quick example.

Allowable finance costs Although the way in which landlords obtain relief for finance costs on residential properties is changing, there is no change to the type finance costs that are…

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Landlords – you must file your self-assessment tax return by 31 January 2020 to avoid a late filing penalty. Here’s what you need to know:

The self-assessment deadline is looming. Self-assessment tax returns for the year to 5 April 2019 must be filed online by 31 January 2020 if a late filing penalty is to…

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