Estate Planning: House prices raise inheritance tax risk

Inheritance tax is usually charged at 40% on the value of your estate over the £325,000 nil-rate band. This includes your property, money and possessions. There’s an additional allowance of up to £175,000 if you pass on your family home to children or grandchildren.  If you’re married, you can effectively combine your thresholds and transfer[…]

Tax planning for a residential landlord.

After a challenging year as a UK residential landlord, you might have read about improvements to the buy-to-let mortgage market in recent weeks. In the three months to 31 May 2021, the average interest rates for a residential landlord have declined. A two-year fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgage fell 0.10 percentage points to 2.95%. A five-year fixed[…]

To flip or not to flip?

With property being one of the most reliable investments around in a period of historic low-interest, many money-savvy people these days end up owning additional properties. They might rent them out, live in them or simply sit on them to sell on when the time is right. Whatever your reason for owning multiple residential properties,[…]

Property as an investment for landlords

With low interest rates, property remains attractive As the global financial crisis began to bite in 2008, central banks in several nations took action, attempting to shock the world economy back to life by slashing base interest rates. The idea behind this kind of stimulus is to make saving less attractive, hopefully prompting people to[…]