Avoid Inheritance Tax and CGT when passing buy to let properties to your children

Passing on a buy to let (BTL) property to your child is an excellent investment in their future. They’ll benefit from both the value of the asset and the income it generates. However, if you have a property you’re looking to transfer, you need to be aware of the Capital […]

SDLT and its impact on London Property Investment

Even though the London property market is currently in slowdown, prices remain some of the highest in the country. This obviously puts pressure on affordability and this pressure is increased by the cost of Stamp Duty Land Tax, which can be very expensive for residential buyers and even more so […]

Can the government bring about the tax reforms property investors are calling for?

With Britain expected to depart the European Union by October 31 and still no deal in place, it’s fair to say now is a sensitive time in British politics. However, negotiating Brexit is not the only major challenge confronting the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. The British economy, while hardly […]

Stamp Duty Rebates For Property Landlords & Developers

Primas Law is calling on UK property developers and landlords to seek advice about potential stamp duty rebates on ‘uninhabitable’ second properties after a landmark tribunal case. A recent ground-breaking case, between P N Bewley Ltd and HMRC, held that properties that are not immediately habitable at the time of […]

IHT: Is Your Property ‘Related’?

Mark McLaughlin highlights a potential problem for married couples and civil partners regarding valuations of jointly-owned property. Valuing assets such as land and buildings is potentially tricky for various tax purposes, including inheritance tax (IHT) on making a chargeable lifetime transfer, or on death. One area of potential difficulty is […]

Why A Property Company May Be A Bad Idea

The Tax Insider Team considers the drawbacks of the popular property holding company structure – and considers a possible alternative. Of course, there are other reasons, not related to tax, why you might want to set up a limited company to hold a property portfolio. But we’re going to stick […]

That’s A Relief! Replacement Of Domestic Items

The Property Tax Insider team explains how landlords can obtain tax relief when replacing certain domestic appliances. Where a landlord lets a property, domestic items may be provided as part of the let. Where the let is unfurnished, this may only include curtains and minimal white goods, whereas in a […]