Monthly archive for January 2016

Extra stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

Extra stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

You may have heard that an extra stamp duty land tax (SDLT) charge applies to second properties from 1 April 2016.  What’s it about ? From April 2016 an extra 3% SDLT will be charged on purchases of additional residential properties such as buy-to-lets and second homes

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Removal of tax relief for interest costs on property loans

Removal of tax relief for interest costs on property loans

On 8 July 2015 George Osborne announced that relief for interest costs on loans taken out by residential property investors will be cut. What is happening ? and what does it mean ? If you have no borrowings, it will not affect you.  However, if you have

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