Is commercial property the new buy-to-let?

In the last three years, the number of buy-to-let landlords who have turned their hand to commercial property investment has tripled, this news comes just three months before the newer and tougher tax regime for buy-to-let properties comes into full force, which is likely to result in thousands of landlords falling into loss-making territory. (more…)

Buy-to-let tax changes – what’s still to come

In recent months there has been much discussion surrounding the purchase of second homes and buy-to-let investments – most of which has focused on tax changes being implemented by the Government.

One of the first changes was the new Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge. This came into play on April 1st, 2016 and has resulted in a hefty 3% added to the up-front cost faced by buy-to-let investors purchasing new properties. The new buy-to-let premium means investors now pay 3% rather than zero on the first £125,000 and 5% rather than 2% on the remainder.

Now the countdown has begun for the newer tax changes that take effect in Spring 2017. (more…)