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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Exploiting the staycation trend – Buying a holiday let

Those looking to buy an investment property may wish to consider a holiday let. Not only do the second and subsequent homes benefit from SDLT savings as a result of…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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