Category: Property

LISA left standing

The Help-to-Buy ISA is gone, though you can still pay in if you already have one. But is the Lifetime ISA really a good alternative for first-time house-buyers? Seek financial advice before investing.

One more twist on buy to let

When George Osborne announced in his summer 2015 Budget a variety of tax changes aimed at discouraging buy-to-let (BTL) investment, they came as a surprise. To ease their impact, the then Chancellor phased in the most significant reform, a revised treatment of interest relief, over four years and deferred its start date to April 2017.

Residential letting to get more difficult

Draft legislation released in July contains more bad news for those renting out residential property.

The buy-to-let Budget headline you didn’t see

The Autumn Budget contained more bad news for many buy-to-let investors which went largely unnoticed.

Property fund lock-ins

July saw several major property funds suspend dealings.

Buy-to-Let Hit Again

“Frankly, people buying a home to let should not be squeezing out families who can’t afford a home to buy.” Words from the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement

Buy-to-let: a future tax trap?

A close reading of the summer Finance Bill has highlighted a further tax consequence of the government’s moves to limit tax relief for interest on buy-to-let mortgages.

Buy-to-let: a future tax trap?

A close reading of the summer Finance Bill has highlighted a further tax consequence of the government’s moves to limit tax relief for interest on buy-to-let mortgages.

Further Help to Buy from the Government

A Help to Buy ISA will be launched in the autumn, aimed at helping first time buyers get onto the housing ladder.