Property Investment

We have worked with many property related clients across the eastern region for many years and we are here to advise during the highs and lows of the property market.

Our specialist property accountants have in-depth knowledge of the property industry. So we can help your property investment thrive through our compliance and advisory services which include, but are not limited to –

We can also help answer questions such as:

  • How are rental transactions taxed?
  • What is rent-a-room relief?
  • Can I tax efficiently build and sell a property in my garden?
  • Is it possible to build up a property portfolio as a quasi-pension?
  • How can I protect my commercial premises if my business went bust?
  • Can my property investment qualify for lettings exemption?
  • How should I structure my business for minimum tax exposure?

Our Property Investors Group meet regularly throughout the year, with representatives from across the firm discussing current affairs impacting the sector as well as ensuring the team are up to date with recent legislative changes. The group has also developed a number of ‘brief guides’ which are updated on a regular basis and are available to download –

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Latest Blogs in Property Investment
 
Luke Bacon
14th September 2021 End of SDLT Holiday

Back in July 2020, The Government launched the so-called Stamp Duty Holiday for residential properties, as part of a strategy to give the UK property market a much-needed boost during the Covid 19 pandemic. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is payable on purchases of UK property. The amount of consideration which is exempt from SDLT…

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Amanda Newman
18th March 2021 Holding residential lettings in a company

There has been an ongoing debate since the government started to reduce tax relief available on mortgage interest that having property in a company could be more beneficial.   In order to transfer the property from personal ownership there could be a CGT charge depending on the difference in value from when you bought it…

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Ian Piper
23rd April 2020 Family Investment Companies: Pass on wealth IHT efficiently

Business owners who have built up a valuable private investment company (holding cash, private or quoted equity and/or property), accumulated either from scratch or after the sale of a trading company subsidiary, will be all too aware that the lack of entitlement to Business Property Relief (BPR) creates a problematic inheritance tax (IHT) exposure. So…

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Jeannette Hume
20th October 2020 Indexation Relief: Bank it

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has been in consultation with individuals, businesses as well as professional advisers – including accountancy bodies – to review the capital gains tax system and see whether there is any scope to simplify the current tax system. The consultation process closes on 9th November 2020.   Speculation has been…

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Richard Alecock
5th October 2020 30 Day Reporting On Residential Property Disposals Success

Six months from its introduction we have now successfully completed a number of Client reports to HMRC within the 30 day window.   Since 6 April 2020 the Government is making some significant changes to the rules regarding the reporting and payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when individuals, trustees and personal representatives dispose of…

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James Cater
30th June 2020 New electrical safety regulations for all landlords

While the Coronavirus pandemic holds our attention it is easy to overlook other changes taking place in its shadow. From 1 June 2020 new electrical safety regulations have come into force which apply to all new lettings of dwellings; from 1 July 2020 (tomorrow!) the regulations will be extended to cover all existing lettings of…

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Lucy Bayliss
12th November 2019 Finance charges for landlords – The knock on effects

  Since 6 April 2017, changes are being gradually introduced to restrict the relief available to landlords in respect of their finance costs. Under the old rules, the interest element of the mortgage payments was 100% allowable for income tax purposes. However, this is gradually being replaced with a 20% tax reducer instead. The timetable…

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Chris Kelly
8th October 2019 Sale of Lettings Agency

Whiting & Partners, The Corporate Finance Network’s representative firm in Suffolk has advised a well-established lettings agent on its sale to a national group.   The Whiting & Partners Corporate Finance team were approached by their client when they decided to explore opportunities to sell their agency. The team, led by Corporate Finance Partner, Chris…

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Matilda Mawson
4th September 2019 Don’t forget to register for self-assessment by 5 October!

The deadline to register for self-assessment, to enable you to complete a 2018/19 tax return, is 5 October 2019. You may be required to complete a tax return for a number of reasons, some examples are outlined below: You have a sole trade and earn more than £1,000 You are a partner in a business…

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Nick Edgley
24th July 2019 From April 2020 – 30-day Reporting and payment date on residential property disposals

From 6 April 2020 the Government is making some significant changes to the rules regarding the reporting and payment of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) when individuals, trustees and personal representatives dispose of residential property and it is important to be aware of these.   Currently such a disposal would be reportable on your tax return…

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