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Employment Benefits And Property

When it comes to employment benefits and property, Whitings are here to help!   Property is affected by a large variety of direct and indirect taxes, whether that’s Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), Capital Gains Tax (CGT), Income Tax (IT) or Inheritance Tax (IHT). These tax implications can be triggered by the acquisition, disposal, or…

What happens to property when a loved one dies?

Do you know what happens to property when a loved one dies?   Why Choose Whitings LLP to help with administering the estate? We understand that losing a loved one can be a very difficult and challenging time. It can often be a daunting process for those appointed as personal representatives with the worry and…

Don’t Miss The 60 Day Deadline

Don’t miss the 60 day deadline! It is now well established that taxpayers have 60 days from the date of completion to report a property disposal and pay any Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to HMRC. Those within Self Assessment must also report their disposal on the Capital Gains section of their tax return for the…

Section 21 No-Fault Evictions

What could changes to section 21 no-fault evictions mean for the property sector?   With the new government being elected it is important to see the impact this will have on landlords and tenants. Although Labour have been in power less than a month, one of their main campaign and manifesto points was to immediately…

Buy To Let through a Limited Company

There continues to be an ongoing debate when buying a residential property to let out about whether to buy this personally or set up a limited company to own it. Unlike our sole trader v limited company comparisons for a trading business there is not a clear division based on profits. There are a lot…

Don’t get de-banked!

Why do businesses get de-banked?   MP’s on the Treasury Committee have recently looked at an issue that has been creeping up on some SME’s recently and causing real problems – where your bank shuts your account without your instruction and without warning.   The committee have discovered that this has occurred 130,000 times over…

Issue 5 of our Property Matters Newsletter

Issue 5 of our Property Matters Newsletter is one which has been influenced by the March Spring Budget, during which there was an announcement in relation to the treatment of Furnished Holiday Lettings, and my colleague Harriet Sim has provided her views on the changes that are to be made. Daniel Walker also covers what…

ATED Reminder – Deadline 30/4/24

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) is an annual tax charge payable by companies, partnerships (with at least one corporate partner) and certain collective investment schemes that own UK Residential properties exceeding £500,000.   The annual chargeable period starts on 1 April each year and both a return should be submitted online to HMRC and…

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax coming soon

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax will soon be upon us.   Over the past few years’ rents have been increasing and will continue to increase as inflation remains high. Many landlords will now be affected or will be coming close to the qualifying limits. With April 2026 fast approaching for those with qualifying income…

The end of Furnished Holiday Lettings

The recent Budget announcements will bring an end to the tax advantages afforded to the owners of Furnished Holiday Lettings (FHL) and set them apart from the owners of normal residential properties.   At present, qualifying FHL’s provide a number of tax advantages: Unrestricted tax relief for mortgage interest Entitlement to claim capital allowances, including…