2018 tax update

Tax is an increasingly important element of investing and letting property and there are four tax changes taking effect in 2018 that could affect landlords. While some will impact on your profits this tax year, some will have an effect into the future, so it’s important that you understand what the changes are and plan ahead to ensure your investment delivers the returns you expect and you don’t get any nasty surprises when your tax bills arrive.

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What scams to watch out for in 2018

There are companies and individuals operating all across the property industry, who will try to take advantage of investors and landlords. Although government legislation is gathering pace in its efforts to make it more and more difficult for these unscrupulous people to stay in business, it’s important as a landlord to know what potential scams are out there so that you can take steps to avoid getting caught up or caught out.

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What landlords need to think about for 2018

It looks as though 2018 will be a mixed year for landlords. Some will start to feel the pinch of the legislation that’s recently come into force, such as the loss of mortgage interest relief, while a number of tenants may give notice, due to incentives to buy. At the same time, there are likely to be some good deals around for landlords looking to expand their portfolios.

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How to sell to your tenant

While the fundamental legal process of selling your rental property to your tenant is the same as if you were selling to anyone else, there are a few extra considerations, things you need to know and steps you’ll have to take.

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Leasehold issues for landlords

It's well-known that leasehold properties come with additional restrictions and burdens that don’t apply to freehold houses but, as a landlord and investor, there are some additional things you need to be aware of and consider before making a leasehold purchase.

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