Rule change to shorten tax deadline for property sellers

30 Jan 2020

Experts are warning that buy-to-let landlords and other property owners are at risk of financial penalties due to an obscure change to tax rules.

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First quarter of 2020 suggests confidence has returned to UK property market

27 Jan 2020

After months of languishing under Brexit uncertainty, the latest studies into the UK property market suggest that it is beginning to rebound once again. New figures from home moving service provider, reallymoving, has revealed that annual growth in average house prices in England and Wales will remain in positive territory during the first three months […]

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Landlords need to be ready for 2020 tax changes

27 Jan 2020

The number of property investors in the UK has increased significantly in the last decade, with many choosing to let out property to supplement their income or provide security in retirement. However, this meteoric rise in second homeowners has led to the Government introducing several tax changes that have made renting property less profitable, which […]

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Property buyers are more committed to sales, despite fears of gazumping

27 Jan 2020

New data from independent home buyer, Quick Move Now has revealed that property buyers remained committed to a sale, as just a quarter of house sales in England and Wales fell through before completion last year. This figure is lower than in previous years, although in the final quarter of the year the rate did […]

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Government earns £3.2 billion from Stamp Duty in Q3 2019

27 Nov 2019

The Government earned £3.2 billion from Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in the third quarter of 2019, according to the latest figures.

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Tenant demand drives record high UK rents

06 Nov 2019

ARLA Propertymark, the trade body for lettings agents, has revealed that the number of tenants experiencing rent rises rose to a record amount during August this year. According to their latest figures, 64 per cent of agents recorded rent rises during the month, up from 63 per cent in the previous month. However, year-on-year this […]

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Study reveals the best buy-to-let locations in the UK

06 Nov 2019

A new report form lettings platform, Howsy, has looked at where in the UK is currently the best place to invest in a buy-to-let to gain the best return during these uncertain times. The firm looked at where the home with the highest rental yields and found that Glasgow is the best spot for a […]

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First-time buyer demand strong

06 Nov 2019

The latest data from UK Finance has shown that the number of first-time buyers entering the UK property market has grown. The latest figures from the UK financial services trade body show that 32,640 first-time buyer mortgages were completed in July – an increase of almost six per cent on the previous year’s numbers. During […]

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Next year sees fundamental changes to taxation on the sale of a home

06 Nov 2019

From 6 April 2020 the rules surrounding capital gains on a current or former main residence are changing and it may mean that you have to pay tax on the sale of your property even if it is or has been your own residence. After this date, fundamental changes to how Capital Gains reliefs are […]

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Principal Private Residence Relief and Lettings Relief changes due in April 2020

06 Aug 2019

The start of the next tax year in April 2020 will see key changes come into effect in respect of Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR) and Lettings Relief, both of which can be used to soften the impact of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on property disposals. From next April, Lettings Relief will be restricted to […]

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