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Have You Had The Good Fortune To Be Wealthy?

Britain has never had it so good as personal wealth blasts towards the £13 trillion mark but there’s a big gap between the rich...

Family At War Over Who Inherits £300,000 Home

A family is at war over a £300,000 legal battle in a bid to win the home of their parents who tragically died from...

Property Pensions Are Key Part Of Retirement Finances

Older households depend on their property pensions to pay the bills and fund their retirement lifestyles, according to new research. Property wealth in the UK...

Poor Data Stops Councils Tackling Rogue Landlords

A failure to identify private rented homes allows bad landlords to house tenants in poor conditions, according to a new government-backed report. Most councils in...

Over 50s Are Fastest Growing Buy To Let Age Group

Silver renters are quickly becoming an important market for buy to let landlords as the fastest growing age group in the sector. The over 50s...

Tips For Managing A UK Buy To Let For Expats

Expats who want to rent out their home in the UK need to consider a lot before they move overseas as their decisions can...

Rip-Off Leasehold Fees Probed By Watchdog

Expats owning leasehold property in the UK have a chance to make their views known about rip-off charges and unfair contracts. The Competition and Mergers...

Landlords Ignoring Health And Safety Hazards

Many landlords turn a blind eye to health and safety hazards in homes they rent out, claims property compliance company VeriSmart. The company inspected over...

Brazil Housing Scam Raised £21m From Investors

An offshore housing scheme offering  all their money back plus 20% interest in a year raised £21 million turned out a scam that misled...

Letting Agents Fee Buy To Let Is In Downward Spiral

The number of new landlord instructions is at the lowest level since records started in 1998 and looks set to keep falling, suggests the...

Expats Face Another Stealth Property Tax

Unwary expats are facing another property stealth tax when they sell investment property at a profit. HM Revenue & Customs proposes to cut tax relief...

Fines For Expat Landlords Ignoring Tenant Fee Ban

Expat landlords could face fines of up to £5,000 if they breach the new tenants fee ban in England that starts from June 1. The...

Tax And Rule Changes Start To Bite Buy To Let

The number of landlords taking out buy to let mortgages has plunged by nearly 10% in a year, according to data from lenders. UK Finance,...

Stamp Duty Is Too Confusing And Unfair, Claim Tax Experts

Tax experts have slammed the government’s new stamp duty surcharge for non-residents as unfair on expat couples. The new rules call for non-residents to pay...

Older Borrowers Unlock £840m Cash From Property

Older homeowners are drawing cash out of the value of their properties to pay down their debts, suggests new research. The money is settling mortgages,...

Grieving Families Pay Record £5.6 Billion Inheritance Tax

Families have paid a record £5.6 billion inheritance tax despite the government increasing tax breaks. In the 2018-19 tax year, the IHT tax take increased...

Government Targets Rip-Off Fees Charged By Property Agents

Letting and property management agents are under fire from the government for rip-off fees and unfair dealings with landlords and tenants. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid...

Landlords to shell out £500m in another raid on taxes

The British government is launching another £500 million tax raid on property investors with a major reform of capital gains tax rules. The tax -...

Developers Beat HMRC In £7,500 Stamp Duty Case

The tax man has lost a legal challenge against paying enhanced stamp duty rates on the purchase of a derelict bungalow scheduled for demolition. HM...

Only 2% Of Landlords Own Up To Dodging Property Taxes

Landlords at home and abroad have shunned the chance to confess to HM Revenue & Customs about tax dodging and their rental profits. Only 35,099...