02 Feb 2024

The Levelling Up Home Building Fund

Home England is providing development loans from £250,000 to £10 million to housebuilders based in England that are finding it difficult to borrow from traditional lenders.

15 Nov 2023

Agreement between Wales and Cornwall

Wales and Cornwall are similar in that they are both popular with holiday-makers and second home owners. As a result, the lack of affordable housing is causing problems. With this in mind, a new shared learning agreement is intended to help both areas tackle the housing crisis.

09 Nov 2023

Is it a repair or improvement (revenue or capital expenditure)?

It can often be difficult to distinguish between repairs and improvements, however, it’s extremely important to report them correctly for tax purposes.

02 Nov 2023

Britain’s best locations for student landlords

Analysis by Paragon Bank has found that yields achieved by landlords letting to students have steadily increased from an average of 5.63% recorded in September 2020 to 6.66% in August 2023.

23 Oct 2023

Rules for CIS contractors

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) is an HMRC scheme for workers in the construction sector. Businesses that employ subcontractors are required to register for CIS.

17 Oct 2023

Record number of landlords intend to buy via a limited company

74% of the landlords who intend to buy property in the next year said that they would do so using a limited company structure. This record increase is shown in data for the recent Paragon Bank survey of 1,000 landlords.

05 Oct 2023

HMRC has issued a warning to individual landlords using hybrid partnerships

Yesterday, 4 October 2023, HMRC made its view on hybrid partnerships very clear.

14 Sep 2023

Should HMO or buy-to-let landlords set up a limited company?

There are several considerations to take into account when deciding whether or not to set up a limited company for your HMO or buy-to-let business. Some key factors to consider are the level of personal liability you’re willing to accept, the tax implications, compliance requirements and mortgage relief.

08 Sep 2023

An update on UK house prices: Could there be a crash?

In recent months, interest rate rises have made mortgages more expensive and rising inflation has reduced peoples’ spending power, resulting in falling house prices.

25 Aug 2023

House price affordability

In the largest fall in house prices since 2011, prices fell by 2.6% in the year to June 2023, meaning the average UK house price fell by £7,500.

18 Aug 2023

Wales: Adequate housing, fair rents and affordability

The Welsh Government has launched its consultation ‘Securing a path towards adequate housing, fair rents and affordability’.

11 Aug 2023

HMRC targets Airbnb hosts

As part of its Let Property campaign, HMRC has been sending ‘nudge’ letters to those who it suspects have not been declaring all of their rental income. Recently it seems that HMRC has taken a tougher approach, and is targeting those in the short-term rental market.

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