Making Your Offer Stand Out When Buying a Property.

Buying a property can sometimes be tricky, but there are ways to make your offer shine, whether it’s straightforward or involves negotiations or sealed bids. Here are some tips to help you secure your dream home: Getting Ready to Make an Offer Before making an offer, ensure your paperwork is in order. You’ll need to…Read More

Investing in Buy-to-Let Property in 2024: Five Compelling Reasons

Here are five reasons why investing in buy-to-let property in 2024 could be a smart move. Despite recent price drops, experts project that property prices will rise in the upcoming years. This presents an opportunity for investors to capitalise on potential capital appreciation, especially if they enter the market during a period of discounted prices.…Read More

When is VAT due?

As a newly VAT registered business you may find yourself asking, “When is my VAT due?” Understanding your VAT due date is essential to ensure compliance with HMRC regulations and avoid penalties. This post can provide some clarity on VAT due dates and offer tips to help you manage your VAT obligations effectively. VAT Due…Read More

SDLT charges in residential property

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a tax you will need to pay if you buy property or land over a certain price in the UK. How much SDLT tax you will need to pay will vary due to a few factors such as: Stamp Duty Land Tax rates as of present, up to the 31st…Read More

Can you Reduce Capital Gains Tax on your property?

Capital gains tax is the tax on any wealth (money/property) that is then used to make additional wealth or increase the value of that current wealth. For example, this could be through making capital improvements to your property to increase the value of this property. Everyone has an allowance of £6,000 annually that would enable…Read More

Capital Gains Tax on Antiques

If you have acquired some valuable antiques or artefacts or have inherited some bespoke Jewellery and wish to sell it on, you may be subject to capital gains tax. The rates for capital gains tax are at 10% for basic rate taxpayer and 20% for higher rate taxpayers. These items are known as non-wasting Chattels…Read More

What are the pros and cons of switching to the salary sacrifice scheme?

Salary sacrifice is a scheme that allows employees to exchange part of their salary in favour of savings for the future. The savings can take many non-cash benefit forms such as pension contributions. As employees are giving up a portion of their salary in favour of pension contributions their gross pay will decrease. Therefore, the…Read More

What are domestic items for tax purposes?

You may wish to know about increasing your tax relief for rental income. Whether you are an individual, in a partnership or part of a company, if you let properties, you can benefit from a tax deduction from rental income for replacing DOMESTIC ITEMS such as moveable furniture, household appliances, kitchen utensils and TV’s, etc.…Read More

How can I increase my Gift Aid?

According to HMRC, millions of pounds of higher and additional rate tax relief goes unclaimed every year because individuals either don’t realise they are entitled to it, or they fail to identify their gift aid payments made. If you make a gift aid donation or a donation to a community amateur sports club (CASC), this…Read More

Can I Gift my property and still live there?

Gifting property is where the ownership of the property is transferred without compensation. However, when gifting a property, there are many rules when it comes to taxes making the matter more complex. In particular, the concept of “gifts with reservation” has significant implications for both the donor and the recipient. Understanding these implications is crucial…Read More

Wondering about houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and property licensing?

A residential property occupied by three or more occupants with shared facilities is what defines an HMO. You must be licensed if you are an HMO with five or more occupants. Licensing can come under three categories. Legally required licensing is called mandatory licensing. This is specifically required by the Housing Act 2004. The only…Read More

Charles Lyell

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Charles Lyell