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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...

Property News Update: March 13, 2019

Keeping up with the latest news for landlords is tricky for expats, so here’s this week’s pick of important tax updates, legal changes and...

Right To Rent Ruling Leads To Landlord Chaos

Right to Rent rules for landlords have been thrown in to chaos after the government lost a challenge against the legislation in the High...

Buy To Let Going Out Of Fashion With The Wealthy

Wealthy property investors no longer regard buy to let as a good home for their money, according to new research. Although a quarter of high...

Home Sellers Pocketed Profits Of Up To £70,000 Last Year

Home sellers who bought property in 2014 or earlier pocketed profits of more than £70,000 last year. The number of properties bought in 2014 was...

Licking The UK Stamp Duty Muddle For Expats

It’s easy to get in a muddle as an expat or foreign buyer seeking to take advantage of some great buy-to-let investment deals in...

Expats Snap Up Prime London Homes

A flurry of foreign and expat buyers are snapping up luxury London homes - and the signs are lenders are rushing to help them...

Property Gains And Savings Rates Reach A Tipping Point

Savers have reached a tipping point where interest rates on cash in the bank is starting to outweigh the returns from property. For more than...

Build To Rent Is The Future Of Buy To Let

The future of buy to let is in the hand of build to rent companies ready to spend billions on rental homes to cash...

Inheritance Tax Jargon explained

Inheritance tax is ensnaring more people than ever due to ever increasing house prices. The tax man has revealed record IHT takings in the year...

Electrical safety upgrade for buy to let landlords

Housing Minister Heather Wheeler has announced new electrical safety laws are on the way for landlords. The new measure calls for buy to let landlords...

Property News Round-Up – January 17, 2019

This week - the government reveals when the ban on tenant fees will start,  more money is released to tackle rogue landlords and...

Overseas Landlords In Rush To Quit Buy To Let

Expat and foreign landlords are leaving the UK buy to let market in huge numbers, according to new data. In 2010, landlords based overseas owned...

Buy To Let Rent Rises Slowing Across UK

Private renters are paying an average £918 a month for a buy to let home, according to the latest data. Rents in the year to...