Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) 3% transitional rules could be your friend

Background The 3% SDLT surcharge broadly bites when a purchaser owns more than one residential property at the end of the…

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Does home working affect Principal Private Residence Relief (PPR)?

Background There seems to be something of a ‘tax myth’ about the capital gains tax position if a home worker sells…

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New cash basis for landlords

As we approach the 2017/18 tax return season, it is worth recalling that it is the first tax year in which…

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No 3% SDLT surcharge for inter-spouse property transfers

The issue A common way to mitigate tax on rental income is to transfer a rental property to a lower tax-paying…

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HMRC attack property leaseholders who buy the freehold

The issue As stories of homeowners being caught out by unfair leasehold practices become more common, it is likely that many…

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Can sellers benefit from stamp duty land tax (SDLT) planning?

The issue In literal terms SDLT is a cost for a buyer of property, but this is overly simplistic. In economic…

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SDLT exemption for when employer buys employee’s house!

Attempting to relocate a key employee can often run the risk of losing that employee altogether. What can appear to be…

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Good sense prevails in PPR claim!

From time to time, HMRC has sought to apply tax legislation and their own guidance in an extremely literal and non-commonsensical way. This…

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Lower SDLT for mixed use properties

The issue With more people looking to escape to the country,  we have been seeing more clients who purchase rural properties…

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HMRC will repay penalties for non-resident capital gains tax returns

The issue From 6 April 2015, all non UK residents are required to report the disposal of any UK residential property…

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