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.

Reporting employment income earned abroad on a self assessment tax return

Pro-taxman in Hounslow strongly advises that you initially need to determine your residency status for the tax year in question. This is decided using the ‘Statutory Residence test’. Assuming you…

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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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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.  

In this blog we set out the three conditions property must meet to be considered a furnished holiday let and to access all the advantages they bring, and top tip – letting to family or friends at a reduced rate doesn’t count! 

Many Airbnb lets are used as holiday accommodation. From a tax perspective, furnished holiday lettings enjoy some tax advantages over other lets. So, is it possible for an Airbnb let…

Continue Reading In this blog we set out the three conditions property must meet to be considered a furnished holiday let and to access all the advantages they bring, and top tip – letting to family or friends at a reduced rate doesn’t count! 

Joint tenants v tenants in common – Which you choose will depend on whether you’d like flexibility in allocating property income, and how you want your property to be passed on.

Joint tenants v tenants in common – Does it matter? There are two different ways of owning property jointly – as joint tenants or as tenants in common. The way…

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