How to be a property investor: Understanding property taxes

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 | Article

Stamp duty

Stamp duty is a one-off tax that you pay when you buy a property in the UK. It's set in tiers depending on the price of the property.

How to be a property investor: Taxes for buy-to-let investors

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 | Article

In the sixth article in our How to be a property investor series we explain the heavier tax burden that existing and prospective landlords need to consider.

How to be a property investor: Letting a property

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 | Article

Buy-to-let isn’t as easy as it seems. Not only do landlords have to deal with the financial side of their business, but the day-to-day management of properties and tenants too.

Landlords to get £27.5m payout from West Bromwich

Thursday, 09 June 2016 | News

Thousands of landlords will be refunded about £27.5 million after West Bromwich Mortgage Company, a subsidiary of West Bromwich Building Society, was found guilty of unfairly upping the rate on its buy-to-let tracker...

How can I pay tax on the buy-to-let property I bought with my son?

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 | Question and Answer

Jointly owned buy-to-let properties don’t qualify to form a partnership. As a result, the share of any profit or loss arising from the property normally falls in line with how much of the property you own.

If we buy our daughter a flat, what can we do if she fails to repay us?

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Article

My wife and I would like to use this inheritance to buy our daughter a flat.We’ve seen a suitable place for £270,000 and we can afford to pay in cash.The plan is for her to pay us back at a rate of £500 a month.

Budget 2016: Double blow to buy-to-let landlords

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

The Chancellor has confirmed that the 3% higher rate of stamp duty for those purchasing additional residential properties – such as second homes and buy-to-let properties – will come into force on 1 April 2016.

Councils given £5 million to tackle rogue landlords

Friday, 22 January 2016 | News

Rogue landlords face a crackdown after the government has announced it will hand out £5 million worth of funding to help councils take them on.

Buy to let borrowers feel the squeeze as Barclays increases lending restrictions

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 | News

Barclays Bank has announced it will increase its lending affordability criteria for buy to let borrowers, ahead of tax changes that will make property a less attractive investment for investors.

New ways to invest in the property market

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Article

If you’re thinking of investing in residential property in order to generate an income, the good news is that rents are higher than they were a year ago.