Whilst some of c.1.75m landlords in the UK waited with baited breath in November to hear if Philip Hammond was going to undo the ‘Osborne legacy’ of Residential property taxes, others girded their loins to act, given the 5th of April is just around the corner, when the tax changes start to kick in. Others remained none-the-wiser and have not really thought things through.
Which type of investor are you?
During a recent seminar I ran with other property and tax experts, it became apparent that not only will taxation be heavier for Private Rented Sector (PRS) landlords, but also cashflow can be affected too. This is not a straight forward tax calculation and it can have unintended consequences.
For one, a lower rate tax payer can be drawn into a higher rate tax bracket without realising it.
Whilst some landlords have already acted and have set up a Limited Company, as a vehicle for making further investments, this isn’t always the right solution for everyone and indeed, doesn’t mitigate all of the tax changes.
Other investors have started selling some of their property portfolio or begun paying down mortgages, or simply decided to bite the bullet and pay more tax.
There are more complex structures that exist, hybrid-type schemes taking elements from the Limited Company set-up and aspects of the Limited Liability Partnership vehicles, which sound highly attractive, but tend to be more appropriate for those planning to expand their portfolios in a big way in the future, given the high costs associated with such a complex structure.
There are other more simple solutions too. To find what might be the best solution for you please get in touch for a low key discussion firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise Reynolds, Director of award-winning European property investment firm Property Venture®
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