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

What can be done to get your first BTL mortgage?

Dreaming of owning a Buy to Let property? Getting your first BTL mortgage should be your first step into the world of Buy to Let property owners. Mortgages can be highly complicated and it is likely that a mortgage advisor would be required. Chances are you will need to own a main residence mortgage before…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

What is an option to tax for Land and Buildings?

The VAT rules can become a bit more complex when it comes to land and buildings. To clarify and simplify matters, the UK government has issued VAT Notice 742A, which outlines the rules and procedures for opting to tax land and buildings. In this blog, we’ll provide a summary of the key points covered in…Read More

What happens if I made losses on my rental property in the tax year?

Much like your main residence, your rental property will need more touching up than others. Some years you may need to replace a few more items than you would hope and ultimately you may end up spending more on the property than you receive in rental income. Perhaps you’ve stopped renting your property for a…Read More

What is Private Residence Relief and how does it arise?

Private residence relief (PPR) applies to the sale of a residence that has been an individual’s only or principal residence for the period of time they have owned it. If you sell a property, once rented out, you will have to pay Capital Gains Tax within 60 days of selling the property. This tax is…Read More

Charles Lyell

Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.

Charles Lyell