Category: Property services

Residential property sellers face more tax changes


Changes to the capital gains tax regime on the disposal of residential property could increase your tax liability and reduce the time you have available to pay it. Sales of residential property that complete on…

More tax changes for non-resident UK property owners


Non-resident individuals and non-resident companies and their shareholders face a raft of new changes that will bring nearly all UK property – whether residential or commercial, held personally or indirectly, such as via limited company…

Landlord tax errors – don’t fall foul


A recent survey carried out by a local authority indicated that almost half of landlords had not registered for self-assessment. At a time when local authorities are experiencing severe cuts, unpaid tax on this scale,…

Why are many now considering a buy-to-let mortgage?


Growing house prices, low interest rates and the new changes to pensions have lead to an increasing number of people to consider buy-to-let as an investment option. Here are some of the reasons why many…

House prices on the rise


UK house prices increased by 5.5% in the year to April 2015. In England, these increases were driven by an annual increase in the East (9.6%) and the South East (8.4%). Those holding residential property…

Local authority licensing schemes for landlords


A number of councils are now introducing selective licensing schemes for all landlords who let properties. The schemes are intended to address the impact of poor quality private landlords and reduce levels of antisocial behaviour.…