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Sharing The Wealth – Minimising CGT and IHT

Property 118 - 24 February 2014 - 10:21am

I am exploring ways to share the wealth and minimise CGT and IHT I hold a profitable portfolio of some 18 investment properties…  More than half were purchased in 1997. Most have appreciated in capital value.  The rental stream gives a net profit in excess of £75,000 pa About two years ago I purchased a... Read more

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Expense or Capital Costs

Property 118 - 24 February 2014 - 9:51am

I am in the process of purchasing a property, it is currently tenanted but the property is being sold with vacant possession. Given the age of the property (~ 110 years old) I have had a full building survey completed. Based on this I am looking to undertake the following works:  Improve damp protection &... Read more

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How does shared ownership work?

Property 118 - 22 February 2014 - 9:19am

Could a private landlord put together a shared ownership scheme similar to those offered by Housing Associations? This question was raised by one of our members who came up with the idea of selling 10% of his property every year to one of his tenants. I explained that it would be incredibly difficult to make... Read more

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Offset mortgage can provide instant access war chests for Buy to Let investors

Property 118 - 21 February 2014 - 2:37pm

Recently a Property118 reader remortgaged his own main residence using an Offset mortgage. It was valued at £700k and he capital raised a further £300k (bringing his mortgage to a new total of £450k). He then placed the £300,000 equity released in to the mortgage-linked offset savings account. By doing this he is still only... Read more

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When death and taxation becomes the least of worries

Property 118 - 20 February 2014 - 2:58pm

I recently spent a lot of time exploring Property118 and reading new and past articles, and I have to say the site content and its member’s contributions are very impressive. I don’t know of another site that offers as much, or one wherein the members so readily help and support one another. When you combine... Read more

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Deed of Surrender – Landlord and Tenant Q&A

Property 118 - 20 February 2014 - 2:41pm

Dear Readers, If a tenant signs a tenancy surrender form (Deed of Surrender), but subsequently changes their mind and refuses to move out or return the keys, is the landlord legally allowed to change the locks and deny the tenant access? Would this then be in breach of the Protection from Eviction Act? Putting it... Read more

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FCC Paragon to Exhibit at the Property118.com Virtual Property Show

Property 118 - 20 February 2014 - 1:21pm

FCC Paragon has become the latest company to sign up to exhibit at the Property118.com Virtual Property Show. Securing the commitment of a well-established company such as FCC Paragon is an exciting development and just works to highlight why the Property118.com Virtual Property Show is the future for property trade shows. FCC Paragon was established... Read more

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