How the stamp duty holiday will reignite the buy-to-let market

The buy-to-let market has become increasingly frustrating for landlords in recent years. The phasing out of buy-to-let tax relief, combined with a ban on letting fees, deposit limits and a raft of other regulations, caused many to consider whether to invest. This hesitation naturally became heightened during the lockdown as, […]

What does the UK property sector want from the new Government?

A new year, a new decade, a new government. At the start of 2020, there are reasons for optimism within the property sector – most notably, there is a feeling that some of the issues that have plagued the industry over recent years could be resolved. In fact, just two […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Role of brokers could be critical for landlords ahead of anticipated glut of remortgages

Landlords have been urged to speak with specialist buy to let mortgage broker firms over the coming weeks, as many consider remortgaging options at the end of the initial fixed period. April 2016 saw the introduction of the Government’s 3% stamp duty levy on second homes, prompting many borrowers to […]

Autumn Budget Reaction

As news hits us that Stamp Duty is to be abolished for first time property buyers purchasing property under £300,000 along with the underwhelming downgrade of the official economic growth estimations, reactions from our experts are as follows. Paresh Raja, CEO of bridging specialist MFS stated “After an underwhelming Spring Budget […]