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KEYWORD "Capital Gains Tax" - 100 RESULTS
Coming Soon - “Bold” new proposals for private rental sector

An influential Labour website says a raft of proposed reforms for the private rental sector will be unveiled next month -...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Non-Dom Tax Reforms Will Impact Prime Central London

The UK government's long awaited Spring Budget announced some key changes for the property market in an effort to stimulate activity...

30 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

New Tax Year - the Winners and Losers

It’s all change at the start of the new tax year, and with so many tweaks to so many rules, it’s...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Is the Furnished Holiday Let sector dead post-Budget?

The tax reliefs enjoyed by landlords running Furnished Holiday Lets (FHL) were cut by the Chancellor this month. Some say the...

23 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Landlords who sold earlier ‘may still benefit from tax cut’ - claim

Landlords who paid Capital Gains Tax at 28% - before the Chancellor reduced it to 24% in this month’s Budget -...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Council Tax Rebates for renters - think tank’s suggestion

A think tank is urging the UK government to consider tax perks for private renters to help them save faster for...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Shock - did the Budget REALLY reduce Capital Gains Tax?

Some 89% of higher-rate and 100% of lower-rate taxpaying landlords who sell will see their Capital Gains Tax bill rise in...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London Rents Retreat as Supply Builds

Seasonality is returning to the prime London lettings market after three tumultuous years.  The pandemic meant the market was initially flooded with...

16 March 2024

From: Agent Advice

Capital Gains Tax cut won’t encourage landlords to sell - agent

A prominent agent who advises many landlord clients says the Capital Gains Tax cuts announced in the Budget are too small...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘should only get lower tax if they sell with sitting tenants’

An activist group is demanding that the lower Capital Gains Tax should apply only to landlords who sell with sitting tenants. In...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jeremy Hunt slashes the values of holiday homes

A legal firm says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has effectively slashed the value of holiday homes which are sold from April 2025...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Did Generation Rent see a different Budget to the rest of us?

In what may appear a surprise to almost everyone, the Generation Rent activist group has described yesterday’s Budget as a “giveaway...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lacklustre Budget slammed by landlord body

The National Residential Landlords Association has slammed yesterday’s lacklustre Budget as a missed opportunity. Yesterday’s announcements - like to be the last...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax change revealed in Budget

The Chancellor has used his Budget to confirm a 2p cut in National Insurance, from April 6. This will take it...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

NRLA and Generation Rent argue over tax ahead of Budget

In a final call on the Chancellor to help the private rental sector in today’s Budget, the National Residential Landlords Association...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Cuts - what should we expect in Wednesday's Budget?

Like a parent whose kids expected half term in Disneyland, Jeremy Hunt is spending the week managing expectations – and crushing...

02 March 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Holiday Let Mortgages - Everything You Need To Know

One of the biggest parts of buying a holiday home is securing a holiday let mortgage which can differ substantially to...

24 February 2024

From: Agent Advice

How To Prepare for Next Month’s Budget

Speculation continues apace over the likely measures in next month’s Budget, especially after what is seen by political analysts as a...

17 February 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Is a change of government Starmergeddon for Britain’s landlords? 

I’m not especially political and certainly carry no candle for one flavour or another. I might argue that they’re all pretty...

10 February 2024

From: Legislation & Compliance

The Sneaky Seven - more expert tax info for landlords

Painful tax traps have been set for millions of people this year. Your pay may not even have kept pace with...

27 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Scrap Stamp Duty for landlords urges respected independent expert

Paul Johnson - a director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies since 2011 and a visiting economics professor at University College...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax burden forces landlords to defer sales plans

A new study by the National Residential Landlords Association suggests some landlords wanting to quit the private rental sector have deferred...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax - the triple threat to investors

The capital gains tax allowance will be cut on April 6 from £6,000 to £3,000, so more people will pay CGT. The...

20 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

What Should We Expect from the Budget on March 6?

The Treasury has announced March 6 as the date for the Spring Budget and Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has commissioned the Office...

06 January 2024

From: Tax & Finance

Tax and Energy Efficiency tips dominate agent’s advice to landlords

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help tnavigate legislative...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax - Eight Reasons You Could Pay More in 2024

After the Autumn Statement unveiled a major tax cut for January, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ll pay less tax in...

09 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Soaring Capital Gains Tax and Income Tax - who pays what?

Britain’s top 100,000 taxpayers footed an average income and capital gains tax bill of £559,000 each in 2021/22. That’s up by 18...

09 December 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Official figures show house prices to suffer significant fall next year

The Office for Budget Responsibility - a Treasury department operating independently from the government - released its central forecast for the...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Wave goodbye to winter property woes

It’s not just the weather that’s wet and dreary – the outlook looks bleak for landlords too as we head towards...

17 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

HMRC holding tax teach-in for new landlords

HM Revenue and Custoims is running a series of webinars aimed primarily at those new to earning income from property of...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Avoidance: NRLA suspends link with Less Tax 4 Landlords

The National Residential Landlords Association has suspended its link with Less Tax 4 Landlords. This follows publicity surrounding Less Tax 4 Landlords...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC warns landlords against ‘hybrid’ tax avoidance scheme

HMRC has contacted Landlord Today to draw attention to new guidance it has issued over a tax avoidance scheme aimed at...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill may be last straw for many landlords

The Renters Reform Bill is the latest of many factors leaving little choice for some private buy-to-let landlords but to sell...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Should Landlords Be Given Buy To Let Mortgage Support?

To help or not to help: that is the question the government is facing with regard to under-pressure private rented sector...

16 September 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Tax (not rental reform) is real reason why landlords quit - claim

Whoever forms the next government must put the private rental sector at the heart of its housing policy. That’s the view of...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Sweeping Tax Reform for Landlords - six key demands

Sweeping tax changes for landlords have been demanded by letting agents group Propertymark. The group has analysed the impact of changes using...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour pledges not to tax “expensive homes” or raise CGT

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has ruled out any increase in Capital Gains Tax if Labour wins power. She also says there will...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

The Benefits of Landlord Incorporation

Scores of portfolio landlords are incorporating their property portfolio as limited companies, which could save hundreds of thousands of pounds on...

26 August 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Who Cares About EPCs? - just 2% of agents “always” asked by tenants

Only two per cent of Propertymark letting agents say tenants “always” want to know the EPC rating on a property they...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords with property assets held in a company could be taking advantage of the current dip in house prices to...

19 August 2023

From: Tax & Finance

HMRC’s Self Assessment tax warning to landlords

HMRC has prepared a guide to landlords’ and other property professionals’ self-assessment.  Here’s the guide in its entirety. - The year is flying by...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax - How to optimise your position

The data from the 2021 to 2022 tax year reveals that it has been a bumper year for capital gains in...

12 August 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Why are landlords selling up?

The challenges facing the property market right now are well reported; from rising interest rates pushing up mortgage payments to a...

03 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Over the past year, we have witnessed an increase in the proportion of landlords opting to acquire properties through limited companies.  This...

15 July 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Huge cost rise in store for landlords, warns Bank of England

A new Bank of England forecast predicts that average monthly payments on buy to let mortgages will increase by around £275...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina Speaks - Can I Still Afford To Be A Landlord?

A year ago, many landlords’ primary concern was what would be included in the Government’s long-awaited Renters (Reform) Bill. Today, with...

08 July 2023

From: The Big Issues

How To Bring Forward Your Tax Freedom Day

This year Tax Freedom Day fell on Thursday June 8. This was the day of the year by which, theoretically, the...

10 June 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Capital Gains Tax warning for landlords quitting sector

A tax expert is advising landlords to avoid failing to register their property sales for Capital Gains Tax within 60 days...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s Wrong With Landlords Forced To Sell? - brokers’ claims

A mortgage broker claims there’s “no downside” to the current problem of landlords quitting the private rental sector. Jonathan Burridge, founding adviser...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC is Reviewing Landlords’ Tax Liabilities

Landlords have again become the focus of HMRC. The government department is currently using data from rent deposit schemes to assess...

13 May 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Property Taxes hit new highs - HMRC reveals data

New figures show that property taxes - often rising as a result of frozen thresholds - lead the way as the...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech study paints bleak picture of landlord sentiment

As landlords face losses as high as £7,500 this year – thanks to increased mortgage and living costs alongside a tax overhaul...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Optimise Your Tax Position Ahead of April 6

Over two million more people are likely to be higher rate taxpayers by 2028 – thanks to the freezing of the...

01 April 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Message to Chancellor - ease the landlords’ tax burden

.The National Residential Landlords Association has called for a full review of how landlords and the private rental sector are taxed. In...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax Saving Tips to Consider before Tax-Year End

With less than one month left until the end of the tax year, many experienced investors will have completed their tax...

11 March 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Landlord rental portfolio expenses revealed

Analysis by professional cash buyer and portfolio landlord, LandlordBuyer (part of Open Property Group), has revealed what costs make up most...

07 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Capital Gains Tax: the triple-whammy tax on inflation

The capital gains tax allowance will be cut from £12,300 to £6,000 on April 6 – the lowest the allowance has...

25 February 2023

From: Tax & Finance

Tax and Compulsory Purchase threats to private landlords - new report

Private rental property should be “acquired” and used for social housing according to a think tank. And it says tax penalties, laws...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords taxed too much and review needed, says NRLA

The National Residential Landlords Association is calling on the government to begin a full review of how private rented housing is...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax change - landlords who sell urged to be quick

Landlords who intend to sell their properties this year are being urged to act quickly ahead of the Capital Gains Tax...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax change is major worry for landlords

A survey of some 2,000 landlords shows that more than four in 10 want recent changes to Capital Gains Tax allowances...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property funding retirement? Not easy now - landlords warned

A major survey of 1,500 adults shows that a quarter plan to downsize their home in retirement, with many others suggesting...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax forcing landlords to quit in record numbers - claim

The reduction in landlords’ Capital Gains Allowance has triggered a sell-off by landlords at a 13-year high according to new figures. Last...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Understanding Buy To Let finances – tips for new landlords

Although the property and mortgage markets have been in a state of flux for the past few months, with rising interest...

03 December 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Capital Gains Tax changes - which landlords are hit hardest?

Changes to capital gains tax announced in Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement will see the average landlord pay as much as...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC trousers huge rise in tax revenue - latest figures

New data just released by HM Revenue & Customs shows income tax, national insurance and capital gains tax receipts for April...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Hunt  and Sunak missed the chance to  boost rental supply - claim

The government’s Autumn Statement yesterday missed the opportunity to boost supply for the private rental sector, it’s been claimed.  Ben Beadle, chief...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit by Capital Gains Tax and Stamp Duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his long-awaited Autumn Statement - the fiscal event which he says will lead to “all of...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Legal warning - HMRC targeting landlords in new campaign

HMRC is targeting residential landlords who it suspects are not declaring their full rental income, warns tax advisory service Kreston Reeves. The...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory Tax Threat - party warned over yet more property taxation

A prominent figure in the lettings industry is warning the Tories against ‘stealth increases’ for Capital Gains and Inheritance taxes. David Alexander...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Higher taxes proposed for short-lets and holiday properties

An influential new report wants higher taxes for landlords letting holiday properties. The Office for Tax Simplification - a division of HM...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax Threat - government told not to raise it

A website that describes itself as promoting “popular capitalism” is urging the government not to consider raising Capital Gains Tax on...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab - fifth of CGT payments fall outside time limit

A probe by the Financial Times has found that some 26,500 individuals missed the Capital Gains Tax filing deadline in 2021-22...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Managing Finances for Furnished Holiday Lettings

Managing property finances can be hard work, long-winded and stressful. With regulation changes and market volatility, keeping on top of your...

10 September 2022

From: Tax & Finance

Council quizzes landlords on income, management, future plans

Newport council in South Wales says it’s researching into the private rental sector to assess how best it can support landlords. In...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Is This The Right Time for Landlords to Incorporate?

More SME landlords are seeking advice about whether now is the right time to incorporate, before progressing plans to secure more...

13 August 2022

From: Tax & Finance

HMRC’s massive rise in Capital Gains Tax paid by landlords

New figures show that the amount of Capital Gains Tax raked in by HM Revenue & Customs has skyrocketed.  The Revenue received...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax cuts for landlords considered by government - report

A report in a government-supporting newspaper suggests that a proposal to cut Capital Gains Tax for landlords who sell to first...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords look out: Nine key changes in 2022

Whether you own a leasehold or freehold property, if you’re an HMO landlord who rents out rooms, individual flats or even...

23 April 2022

From: The Big Issues

Big rise in Capital Gains Tax paid by Buy To Let landlords

New figures show that buy to let landlords quitting the sector or at least reducing their portfolios have helped the government...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

One in four landlords are baffled by changing regulations

Almost exactly a quarter of landlords questioned in a survey admit to being baffled by the constantly changing regulations surrounding the...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax warning from finance chief celebrating buy to let

A finance chief is warning that the threat of possible rises in Capital Gains Tax should be dismissed by the government to...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax threat to buy to let from Labour Shadow Chancellor

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves says Labour would increase tax on buy to let properties and on investment income for landlords.  Reeves was...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC to clamp down on landlords in 2022, warns accountancy firm

A leading accountancy firm says the relative good health of the rental market and house price appreciation will trigger stricter enforcement...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Warned - half of landlords not investing because of tax hikes

Over half of private landlords responding to a new survey say recent tax changes in the rental market have had a...

22 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Will 2022 present energy efficiency and rent control challenges?

As we enter 2022 the private rented sector can look back on a year which marked the start of its recovery...

18 December 2021

From: The Big Issues

Capital Gains Tax reform: Government decision at last

The long-awaited government response to calls to tighten up Capital Gains Tax has come at last - and it’s no change...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid Arrears - More should still be done to clear them

This week’s Budget saw the Chancellor loosen the Treasury’s purse strings in a number of areas.  Yet this was a quiet Autumn...

30 October 2021

From: The Big Issues

Not enough! Landlords say Budget does too little to clear arrears

The Budget revealed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak does too little to help many of those struggling most to pay their rents. That’s...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news - Capital Gains Tax reporting time doubled for landlords

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget has made one small but welcome change to Capital Gains Tax.  For those selling UK residential property, including...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Taxing Times: How to become an accidental landlord pain free

It’s a common scenario: you put your house on the market, struggle to find a buyer, and then end up renting...

09 October 2021

From: Tax & Finance

Top Tips for new landlords to optimise their tax position

Internet searches for ‘how to become a landlord’ have increased by 22 per cent according to Sheards Accountants, a chartered accountancy...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Incentives for landlords to shun Airbnb short lets - council call

The leader of a council in one of the areas of the UK with the highest number of Airbnb-style short lets...

31 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Improve rental sector EPCs? A pipedream …

Government ambitions to improve the energy efficiency of the private rental sector are just “a pipedream” without financial assistance according to...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

More new landlords replacing those quitting sector, survey shows

Nearly a million landlords plan to review their buy to let portfolios over the next two years with the number planning...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Is Covid forcing landlords to give up on HMOs?

A landlord group in a major city in the south of England says many are giving up on HMOs and converting...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords back proposal to extend Capital Gains Tax deadline

Landlords have welcomed a proposal by the Office for Tax Simplification to extend the 30 day payment of Capital Gains Tax...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax problems hit landlords who sell, accountant warns

Some landlords have hit Capital Gains Tax problems when selling properties in consecutive years, an accountant warns. Elaine Shiels of RSM says:...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Closing tax loophole for rentals doesn’t go far enough for some

The closing of a tax loophole which allow some owners of holiday lets to avoid paying council tax does not go...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned tax change could have surprising impact

The government’s much-hyped ‘tax day’ yesterday had - by comment consent - an underwhelming impact on the property sector. However, one tax...

24 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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