Letting

Could a holiday let beat buy to let?

Changes to tax rules for buy-to- let (BTL) investors have dented hopes of making a decent income on a second property for many, with a series of nasty surprises over recent years.

Ask the Experts: Can my wife pay all the tax on our buy-to-let property?

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | Question and Answer

Joint owners can agree a different division of profits and losses to the share in the capital of the property and so occasionally the share of profits or losses will be different from the share in the property.

Revealed: Where to buy student property

Saturday, 23 September 2017 | News

Paisley, home to the University of the West of Scotland, is the cheapest place to purchase a student property in the UK.

Over 50s eye buy to let for retirement income

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 | News

Retired investors look set to give the buy-to-let market a boost with new research revealing that more than one in 10 over 50s want to buy an investment property when they retire.

Funny money: Estate agents reveal their weirdest property viewings

Thursday, 12 October 2017 | News

When you’re selling your home you go all out to ensure it’s looking its best and that your fellow residents are either out of the picture or on their best behaviour.

Ask the Experts: Will I pay income tax or capital gains tax on cash I got for extending a lease?

Friday, 18 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Income tax will not be due, but I’m afraid you will owe CGT on the money you have received.

Buy to let still popular among Moneywise users despite tax hikes

Friday, 19 May 2017 | News

Three in 10 (32%) buy to let landlords have kept all their rental properties and plan to do so for now, according to the results of a new Moneywise poll.

House prices may be slowing but investors still favour buy to let

Thursday, 11 May 2017 | News

House prices in the three months to April 2017 were 0.2% lower than in the preceding quarter, according to Halifax – the first quarterly drop since November 2012 – but new research reveals that Brits’ love affair with...

Can we transfer our jointly owned property to my name for tax purposes?

Monday, 08 May 2017 | Question and Answer

My husband and I own a buy-to-let property as joint tenants. I am about to become a non-taxpayer, whereas he is a higher-rate taxpayer.

Letting agent fees ban moves a step closer

Monday, 10 April 2017 | News

Plans to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants have moved a step closer with the government launching an industry consultation on the move.

London feels the impact of new Airbnb rule

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 | News

A cap on the number of nights that landlords in London can let out their properties through Airbnb could hit London’s tourist industry, according to new research.