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Estateducation Blog

Welcome to our Blog! We’re so passionate about what we do on a daily basis that we love to blog about it as well as address key subjects either affecting or potentially affecting the property market in the United Kingdom. From tax-efficience purchase structures through to refurbishment project management there's something for everyone to benefit from within this blog. 

Whether you’re a new or seasoned property investor, developer or landlord, we believe one never stops learning so we recommend you make yourself a brew and enjoy the read! 

If you’d like to contribute and post your own article on this page then please send an email to hey@estateducation.co.uk. We'd be happy to share your knowledge, experience and positive results with our community. 


A New Budget... A New Stamp Duty Tax Loophole

OK, so the dust has settled since last weeks budget statement with the Chancellor, George Osborne, announcing the changes affecting the UK property market* as follows:

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A Return On Investment of 113.99% in just 4 months... Does it really work?

This is a question we're regularly asked when speaking with joint venture partners for the first time. Our response is always the same, the proof is in the pudding.

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How does Joint Venture Property Investing work?

Joint Venture Property Investing is quickly becoming the modern way to invest in property as it allows cash investors that perhaps lack knowledge, experience or more importantly time, to utilize the know how of experienced property investors. 

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How does Corporate Ownership of 'Expensive' Property work?

Being that we use corporate structures to purchase and hold property titles it's essential for all our joint venture business partners to be aware of expenses associated with corporate ownership. 

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What’s better – property or shares?

Like investing in gold, property is a tangible asset and it is never worth nothing. Even if the property market takes a dive, long-term, it always bounces back. At the end of the day, you have bricks and mortar and, at the very least, the value of the land. With an investment property, you have (almost) guaranteed income, an asset you can sell and one you can add value to.

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Non-Resident Investors: The extended Capital Gains Tax Charge

From 6 April 2015 non-UK residents have been subject to UK Capital Gains Tax on the disposal of UK residential property (but commercial property held as an investment asset remains...

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Should property investors use a Ltd company to buy?

If you are looking to establish a portfolio of investment properties, holding them within a limited company is the best way to reduce your tax bill. If you own buy-to-let properties personally then the rental profits you receive are taxed at your personal tax rate. This could be as high as 45%, depending on other income you may receive.

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The New Stamp Duty Charge... How To Play The Game!

As most of you know already the UK Chancellor, George Osborne announced an incremental 3% stamp duty surcharge for Buy-To-Let property purchases and those buying 2nd holiday homes from April 2016.

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What effect is George Osborne’s Proposed Buy-to-Let taxation change going to have?

It is being proposed that Tax relief for the UK's buy-to-let landlords will be cut from April 2017, meaning landlords will no longer be able to claim tax reliefs on their buy-to-let mortgage payments. Instead, over a four-year period, 25% each year will be reduced on the maximum tax relief ultimately leading to 0% tax relief on interest payments by 2021. In a nutshell, this means a landlord will be taxed on the gross income rather than the net income irrespective of whether a profit is generated. Such action will result in many landlords being financially unable to hold the ownership of those properties and a supply of properties will hit the market.

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What’s the new Help-to-buy ISA introduced by George Osborne?

The Government is offering first-time homebuyers up to £3,000 to put down as a deposit on a home through the new Help-to-buy ISA.

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