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Investment and buy to let properties

More and more people are using property as a means to save and in particular, in place of or in addition to a pension.

We help people from one-off investors to companies with portfolios of properties.

When buying for investment purposes there are different buyer and lender requirements and this is a specialist area.

We can advise you on potential pitfalls. For example a common one is nearly all leasehold properties have restrictions on lettings. Also it may be you are tempted into a buying a student house or a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

If you are considering buying an investment property it is worthwhile taking accountancy advice first to ensure both the purchase and subsequent letting is done in the most tax efficient way possible.

As a quick tip, you will likely have seen the publicity about the new tax legislation on buy to lets and things like mortgage interest no longer being exempt from tax. This does not apply to holiday lets so, if you are willing to deal with the additional work and expense created by them, this can be a more tax efficient way of investing in property. You would though need a specialist holiday let mortgage and these are available on reasonably good terms.

With our free initial telephone conversation and no hidden costs policy, finding out more about your options is straightforward. Call us today on 01273 838 756 to arrange a chat with one of our experts today.

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Warren Robertson
Tracey Surman
Conveyancing Manager
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Sophie Blackwell
Juliet Sisley
Legal Secretary
Sheena Dunne
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News and media

  • News
    • Posted on October 10, 2017
      Most people have heard of the higher rate stamp duty charges for second properties that were brought in by the government on 1 April 2016. However, it still seems that there is some confusion amongst buyers about whether or not they need to pay it.
      Posted in: Property
    • Posted on June 20, 2016
      If you listen to the press it would appear the housing market is under attack from various angles. At the time of writing the Brexit vote has not yet taken place but housing, or more to the point home ownership, has been thrown into the ring to argue for Britain to remain in the EU.
  • Blog
    • Posted on January 2, 2018
      The government has announced that no new residential long leases will be granted over houses and ground rents on new long leases of flats will be nil.

      The government was prompted into action following a consultation in the summer of 2017, bringing to light the problems concerning leasehold housing and rising ground rents.
    • Posted on January 2, 2018
      Happy New Year from everyone at Howlett Clarke!

      New Year can be a time for reflection. We all have a list of things we need to get around to but also grand plans for what we would like to do in the future.
    • Posted on November 21, 2017
      The North/South divide in the UK appears to be more than purely geographical and has even been proven to affect how much Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) you might have to pay when buying a property.

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